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.

Universal Proxy Voting Means More Scrutiny, Risk For Some Directors

Directors may feel greater pressure to negotiate with activists since all shareholders will now be able to select individual director candidates for elections.

Report: Boards—And Some C-Suites—Typically Updated On Cybersecurity Only After An Incident

If management executives, IT teams and the board aren’t sharing the same information, it will be nearly impossible for companies to stay ahead of fast-evolving cyber threats.

Report: Boards Typically Updated On Cybersecurity Only After An Incident

If management executives, the board and the IT teams aren’t sharing the same information, it will be nearly impossible for companies to stay ahead of fast-evolving cyber threats.

Supply Chain Management On The Board Agenda In 2022

Nearly one-third of directors surveyed anticipate that supply chain disruption will be their greatest business risk for the next 12 months. Some tips.

Bev Behan’s Five Keys To Becoming A Boardroom Star

The global expert on corporate governance and board effectiveness shares her thoughts on what corporate directors can do to outshine colleagues in the boardroom.

Boards And Management May Be Misaligned On Stakeholder Interests

Nearly half of director respondents in a new survey expressed a lack of confidence in their company’s management team's understanding of the business implications of ESG.

Early Say-On-Pay Results Sending Directors A Message

If shareholders continue to be dissatisfied with executive salaries, corporate directors who sit on compensation committees may come under greater scrutiny as well.

Investment Firm Pushes Collaborative Activism

If Mill Road Capital’s 'Sponsoring Investor' approach works for micro-cap companies, similar attempts by investment firms that focus on mid-cap and large-cap companies may follow.

Should Your Company Be Developing A Bitcoin Strategy?

As more financial institutions agree to accept and settle transactions with crypto currencies, companies will need to evaluate their strategies—and be prepared to defend them to shareholders.

Challenged By Activists, Kohl’s Uses Active Communication

Proactive strategies have convinced investors to scale back the number of board members they want to replace, from nine to five.
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