Investors Push for HR Details From Public Companies

February 18, 2020 All Industries Human Capital

Investors are asking more about a company’s workforce, and companies may be forced to tell them. Last fall, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed several changes to disclosure requirements for public companies, among them a provision to enhance disclosure about “human capital.” The rule has not been finalized.

Managing the VW Emissions Crisis

February 18, 2020 All Industries Crisis Management

Earlier this year, automotive giant Volkswagen found itself facing a regulatory investigation for the results of their diesel-emissions tests.  For some, the ensuing negative headlines would have broken the company. Not so for VW, which has embraced the opportunity to learn from the experience, protect shareholder value and position itself for even better days. Recorded at DirectorCorps’ Avoiding the Corporate Crisis Conference on December 3, 2019 at the Nasdaq MarketSite in NYC.

So Far, CAMs Reporting Reveals Little

January 21, 2020 All Industries Investors

A new disclosure requirement that’s described as the most significant change to the auditor’s report in 70 years is making a difference in the internal controls at large companies, although those looking for scandal so far have been disappointed.

How Not to Destroy a Deal

January 7, 2020 All Industries M&A

Kison Patel, the CEO of software company DealRoom, remembers working for a private equity firm trying to do a deal not long ago. His firm bombarded the target company with requests for information — including repetitive requests for the same information, often in Excel spreadsheets. Eventually, the seller got fed up and walked away.