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Shareholder ESG resolutions

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Shareholder ESG resolutions

Requisitioned resolutions with respect to environmental, social and governance issues are one way we are seeing activist-led investor groups continue to push listed companies to act, and an...

29 September 2020

NSW Work Health and Safety Insurance Amendments

Recent amendments to the New South Wales Work Health and Safety Act 2011 impose penalties on those who provide, take the benefit of or enter into a contract...

28 September 2020

US shareholder actions to enforce diversity policies

In July 2020, a shareholder commenced an action against an American company for making false statements regarding the company’s commitment to diversity

28 September 2020

The brave new world of accountability – using remuneration to drive good governance

How boards respond to non-financial risks and conduct issues has been dominating business headlines recently. Since the Royal Commission, the attention of regulators, shareholders and the media has...

28 September 2020

D&O market update: To have or not to have Side B & C cover, that is the question for D&O policies

Traditionally, many listed companies hold reimbursement insurance cover for claims against directors and officers (Side B Cover) and securities claims cover (Side C Cover) under a directors’ and...

28 September 2020

Virtual AGM’s allow unprecedented participation

As companies move to holding virtual AGMs this year, one of the benefits we have seen is unprecedented shareholder participation.

28 September 2020

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