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Starbucks, Google Assailed by Shareholders Over Gender Policies

Starbucks, Google Assailed by Shareholders Over Gender Policies

By Emily Chasan, Bloomberg News Investors focused on social issues are finding that trickle-down diversity doesn’t work. For years, they surmised that having enough women on boards and in senior management would produce fairer policies. Now investors are changing tactics, saying it’s not enough and that employers also need to implement gender-pay equity and paid-

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More Companies Cite Activism as a Risk in Financial Disclosures

By Shira Stein, Bloomberg BNA Sixty-five public companies cited “shareholder activism” as a risk factor in SEC filings during the first six months of 2017, more than five times as many during the same period three years ago, according to a Bloomberg BNA analysis. Companies are showing increasing awareness and concern about the potential costs