Bernard Sharfman is a Senior Corporate Governance Fellow at RealClearFoundation.
Sep 16, 2020
More Evidence That ESG Investing Has No Place In Portfolios
In two recently proposed rules, Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments and Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights, the Department of...
Aug 18, 2020
ERISA and ESG Investing
Jun 16, 2020
In the Midst of Pandemic, a Misguided Focus on Stakeholders
Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, and Martin Lipton, a named partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, are major players in corporate governance. Therefore, when...
Jun 10, 2020
Replying to Martin Lipton On "Purpose of Corp."
Martin Lipton is a legend in the field of corporate law. So, when Mr. Lipton speaks on the purpose of the corporation, as he did in his recent posts on the Harvard Law School...
May 21, 2020
Does BlackRock's Shareholder Activism Breach Its Fiduciary Duties?
In Larry Fink’s (CEO of BlackRock) most recent letter to CEOs, A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance, Fink lays out a strategy for how BlackRock will use its considerable...
May 18, 2020
Why Blackrock's Stakeholder Approach Won't Work
The more times I read Larry Fink’s (CEO of BlackRock) most recent letter to CEOs, A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance, the more concerned I become. As I now understand the...
May 8, 2020
BlackRock, Larry Fink, and a New Form of Shareholder Empowerment
In a somewhat roundabout way, I would like to make the argument that Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, is creating a new form of shareholder empowerment. Unfortunately, I do not find...
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