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.

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.

Metrics And Trust Are Keys To Adoption of ESG And Stakeholder...

As a recent webcast made clear, determining actionable strategies that key stakeholders believe make most companies successful is proving difficult.

Is There A Message Behind Reddit Co-Founder’s Resignation From The Board?

Some might interpret the move as a statement that white directors resigning is the only way to bring diversity to the board. That’s not what this is about.

Practical Tips: How CEOs And Directors Can Lead On Racial Injustice

CEOs and directors are uniquely positioned to set the tone of how their companies deal with racial inequities inside their companies, and by extension, in America at large. Some pragmatic tips.

Facebook, Alphabet Boards Asked To Add Human Rights Expertise

The new resolutions represent a broader set of concerns about how companies are handling human rights and civil rights issues.

Boards Face Worker Safety Issues As Nation Reopens

As pressure mounts for companies to end business shutdowns and begin operating as close to normal as possible, directors need to be aware of their risk.
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CEO Confidence In 2021 Economic Recovery Strengthens In September

In a survey of more than 600 CEOs, 4 out of 5 forecast a positive business environment by this time next year—if a vaccine is found and the presidential election goes off smoothly.