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President-elect Trump’s twitter account has the power to devastate companies’ share prices. Des Moines/Reuters

Politicians who tweet-shame risk economic damage

Tweet-shaming from politicians isn't the best way to regulate companies – it hurts investments, shareholders and ultimately the economy.
CEOs who are more confident are less likely to sell their own stock in a company. www.shutterstock.com

Overconfident CEOs are less socially responsible

If a company is led by an overconfident CEO, the firm is less likely to invest in corporate social responsibility measures like workforce diversity.
Shareholder activism is growing worldwide. Heino Kalis/Reuters

Australia is ripe for shareholder activism

Australia's rules on how investors engage with companies, coupled with the clout of superannuation investor groups, means there's potential for more shareholder activism.
Australian banks improved their efficiency after the introduction in 2003 of the ASX Principles of Good Corporate Governance, which aimed for improved governance mechanisms and thus better control over bank management. AAP Image/Paul Miller

Good corporate governance is good for banks’ bottom line

Good corporate governance is good for efficiency and profit in banks. But having independent board members and the number of board meetings don't play a role, research shows.
Shareholders deserve a greater say in who sits in these seats. Shutterstock

It’s time to increase shareholder voices inside the boardroom

Common mythology holds that shareholders of public corporations choose who sits on the board of directors. Nothing could be further from the truth. Under the laws of most states, directors are automatically…
Activists have a range of options available to them to voice their anger at a company’s decisions. Dan Peled/AAP

The 100-member rule may be gone, but shareholder activism is here to stay

As part of its program to cut red tape and bureaucracy, the Australian government is set to repeal the 100-member rule. The rule contained in the Corporations Act forces a company to hold a general meeting…

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