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Employee Advocacy on Environmental and Social Issues: Are Your Board and Management Team Prepared?

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Corporate employees are increasingly likely to speak up about their employers’ actions (or lack thereof) on environmental and social issues. They’re also doing more than just talk – organized walkouts, formal shareholder proposals, and other means of visible, public protest are impacting both corporate reputations and actual business decisions. In a recent piece for Corporate Board Member, Abernathy MacGregor’s Kensey Biggs, Jeremy Jacobs, and Kendell Moore share insight on how companies can start taking action to avoid becoming a target of their own employees.

Wake up the Raiders: Considerations for Private Equity Going Activist

This piece was highlighted in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Abernathy's Chuck Dohrenwend and Pat Tucker joined Pillsbury's Steve Amdur and Jarrod Murphy to examine the key risks for private equity leaders embracing the activist playbook and how to pursue this new strategy effectively.

Buybacks: Communications Considerations in the Current Environment

A recent proposal regarding corporate stock buybacks has reframed what has historically been viewed as a purely economic decision to more of a social issue, and corporate leaders and communicators may now need to grapple with the social repercussions of the financial decisions they make for capital allocation.

A communicator’s role in the changing face of cross-border M&A

Communicators play a more central role than ever before in getting cross-border deals done. Charting a path through changing regulations, new political realities and local nuances is vital to any successful transaction.

If You Can’t Make Your Case Directly to ISS or Glass Lewis, Try This Instead

A recent client experience offers actionable insight into how companies can respond to proxy advisory firm recommendations.

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