Commonsense Solutions: A Response to the ‘Commonsense Principles’

Commonsense corporate governance principles

Equilar's C-Suite Magazine Fall 2016

When the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles were released, we were all a little surprised… and impressed.

The world’s leading institutional investors, prominent company CEOs, an activist, mutual and pension fund peers—yes, even Warren Buffett—gathered together to publish a set of best practices intended to serve as a guide for today’s corporate boards and management.

Needless to say, there were many opinionated responses to the Governance Principles, both positive and negative. On Inside America’s Boardrooms, we devoted an entire episode to discussing the principles and even prodded Former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher for his thoughts.

In the latest edition of C-Suite Magazine, our own TK Kerstetter decided to explore a different perspective—that is, What was the response by those ‘key players’ who weren’t invited to participate?

Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) were among the organizations we reached out to for their response to the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles. In the article, Sean Quinn (ISS) and Ken Bertsch (CII) share their reactions to the principles and the expected impact.

To view the article in Equilar’s C-Suite Magazine, click here.

» C-Suite Magazine, Fall 2016 Issue

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