Perspectives

After The ACA: Economic imperatives for hospitals won’t change and hospital stakeholder communications remain vital

The relentless noise from Washington generates headlines by the hour, many of them about the Affordable Care Act and its impending repeal. The uncertainty this creates calls for hospital boards and managements to redouble their efforts on stakeholder communications and outreach to prepare audiences for the inevitable changes in the marketplace.

No Neutral Ground: Preparing for Activism Everywhere in the Trump Era

In a highly combustible political environment where neutral ground is hard to find, what can companies do to prepare for a new age of activism, including customer boycotts, employee strikes, and public attention from the White House?

Should an activist be allowed to address the board?

In Directors & Boards magazine, Managing Director Jeremy Jacobs addresses the perennial question of whether corporate boards should meet with shareholder activists. Not every activist requesting a meeting should get one, but in certain instances, directors should keep their friends close and their activists closer.

Shareholder Engagement: An evolving landscape

In today’s environment, you can’t wait until an activist investor is knocking on your door; by then it’s already too late.Abernathy MacGregor CEO Tom Johnson provides guidance in this month’s Ethical Boardroom magazine.

Cash Tsunami Communications

With a corporate tax overhaul expected under the new administration, a wave of overseas cash is expected to be repatriated. We offer our advice on how boards and management teams should be communicating their capital allocation plans ahead of the cash tsunami

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