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Q1 Financial Reporting During COVID-19: Far from Routine

Leveraging the learnings from our current activity with companies across all industries and regions, we have developed some strategies for management teams to consider as they begin preparing to report their first earnings results since the COVID-19 crisis began.

To Guide or Not to Guide: That is Today’s Question

Should updates be made now? Should guidance be withdrawn entirely? Caveats added? Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have an increasing number of clients thinking through the best approach to outstanding guidance. Senior Vice President Sheila Ennis shares her thoughts.

BlackRock’s 2020 Priorities: What Public Companies Need to Do Now

Last week, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's annual letter to public company CEOs boldly announced BlackRock's increased focus on climate change and sustainability issues, with prescriptive actions the asset manager expects companies to take by year end.

Webinar – Why Compensation Alignment Still Matters in Governance

Senior Counselor Eileen Cohen and Farient Advisors LLC Partner Marc Hodak recently discussed a more holistic way to look at and communicate executive compensation. Watch their full webinar now.

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.