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March 15, 2018

Spring Awakening: Notes from This Year’s CII Meeting

The theme I heard most often at the annual spring meeting of the Council of Institutional Investors was ESG: environmental/social/governance risks and investment opportunities. The issues of how best to understand ESG and factor it into assessing investment risk and return and how to respond as investors through proxy voting or engagement came up in a number of contexts. Other issues that were raised more than once included voting rights, crypto-currencies and initial coin offerings, and international investments and investors.

March 15, 2018

How do you know when it’s time to step down as CEO?

Blood, sweat and tears, that’s what it has taken – everything you have. You have built your business up from nothing to a successful, thriving company. Or, you have climbed up through the ranks and now have a seat at the top. You have worked harder for this than for anything you have ever worked for before. There is absolutely no way you are giving it all up, right?

March 14, 2018

ClearSign Combustion Corporation Appoints Susanne Meline to Board of Directors

SEATTLE, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) ("ClearSign" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in industrial combustion technologies that reduce emissions and improve efficiency, announces the appointment of Susanne Meline to the company's board of directors. In accordance with the Company's bylaws, ClearSign increased the number of directors from four to five and appointed Ms. Meline to fill the vacancy. Ms. Meline accepted the position on February 9, 2018.

March 14, 2018

Executive Spotlight: An Interview With Bradley Feldmann, Chairman, President and CEO of Cubic Corporation

“Put simply, ‘One Cubic’ is a collaboration, sharing strategy with a hybrid approach. So, on the one hand, we want to be decentralized with our businesses close to the customer to ensure speed and intimacy. On the other, the back office can be centralized so we can leverage it for maximum efficiency.”

March 13, 2018

Taking the Long View on Customer Relationships

As we contemplate trust and transparency in business against the backdrop of unethical sales practices events over the last year and the need to prioritize customers’ needs and expectations over the sales journey, the various customer touch points along the value chain come to mind. For many companies, moments of contact stretch out over months or years. A salesperson reaches out to a customer in person or online. An account executive handles a transaction. Collection officers manage a sensitive discussion with a customer regarding payment plans. Branch managers throw out the welcome mat to build a loyal, transparent, and trusted relationship with the customer and the broader community.

March 13, 2018

Chemicals giant Dow appoints out CEO Jim Fitterling

Chemicals giant Dow has become one of the only major industrial corporations with an openly gay CEO.

March 13, 2018

Ken Daly Joins KPMG Board Leadership Center as a Sr. Advisor

Ken Daly, former president and chief executive of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), has joined the KPMG Board Leadership Center (BLC) as a senior advisor, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP has announced.

March 12, 2018

Internet Security Alliance announces European forum for corporate boards

The Internet Security Alliance and the National Association of Corporate Directors will be hosting a global forum on cybersecurity for corporate directors in Europe next month.

March 10, 2018

Brentwood Advisory Group Announces Expansion

Chicago, IL, USA – WEBWIRE – Saturday, March 10, 2018 Brentwood Advisory Group is pleased to announce another significant expansion of our group membership. Recent additions include Martin Swarbrick and Alan Turovlin. The Brentwood team has expanded to thirteen members focused on providing a broad array of board of director and executive-level support services to our clients.

March 8, 2018

United Continental Holdings Elects Michele J. Hooper to Board of Directors

CHICAGO, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Michele J. Hooper as an independent director of the company effective March 5. Hooper brings to United more than two decades of corporate board experience and financial and governance expertise. Hooper will be nominated by the Board for re-election at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

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