Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott
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Matthew Scott is the former managing editor of the Financial Times’ Agenda newsletter. Based in New York, he writes about corporate governance and investing topics.

Few Public Companies Have Changed Long-Term Comp Plans Due To Covid-19

The low number of companies that have made changes to their compensation plans suggests most boards are satisfied with how their plans have performed during this crisis.

Russell 3000 Companies Appoint 130 Black Board Members In 5 Months

An increase of 240% means that institutional investors are, at least behind closed doors, increasingly talking about appointments of diverse groups to boards—and companies are listening.

CalPERS Is Voting Against Directors Over Compensation – Will Others Follow?

Board members will have to find a way to better align CEO pay with performance or they may find their re-election contested.

Can’t Find Diverse Talent? One Director Says: “Try Harder”

Teri McClure, an African American who serves on four corporate boards, reacts to Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf's recent gaffe and shares her views on recruiting and retaining diverse talent.

Survey: Worker Safety A Board Priority During Covid Crisis

BDO spoke to 280 directors about managing a work force during the crisis. A summary of their advice.

A Diversity Lesson From HP CEO Enrique Lores

When the company had an opportunity to build its board from scratch after the breakup of Hewlett Packard, Lores made diversity a top priority.

Boards—And CEOs—Should Expect Greater Scrutiny On Pay

Public company CEOs are on notice: Boards may need to reevaluate compensation models to be sure they don’t unfairly enrich executives.

Preparing For The Wave Of Covid Lawsuits

It's hard to imagine a company that won’t have a worker who contracts the coronavirus before this is over. CEOs and their boards should begin mapping out strategies now.

Oracle Lack Of Diversity Lawsuit Could Have Larger Implications

If the court finds that companies can face significant financial damages for making unfounded claims about human capital management decisions, it will heighten boards' level of accountability.

Tesla’s Chair Vote: A Test For Stakeholder Capitalism?

Shareholders will have to decide if the board chair deserves ouster for poor governance practices—or a vote of confidence for guiding the company to outsized share price appreciation.
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