Preparing the Board for Shareholder Activism Director Essentials: Executive Summary

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As year-round shareholder activism becomes the new norm in the American boardroom, directors are called upon to prepare for and respond to any possible activist challenges. To equip directors with the knowledge and tools they need to address this challenge, this installment of the Director Essentials series includes information on current trends in activist campaigns, types of investors and their methods of influence, and the board’s role in preparing for and responding to an activist challenge. 

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