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With Celia Bigoness (Assoc. Clinical Prof. Law, Cornell Law School).
Tue, Feb 07, 2023 @ 01:00 PM   FREE   Online

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How U.S. Laws Regulate & Influence Business

Most Americans participate in a corporate structure in at least one capacity during their working lives, whether as a director, an executive, a manager, an employee, or a shareholder. Yet are you fully aware of what rights you have within the organization? And are you prepared for the duties that the law imposes on you because of your role?

This webinar will analyze the roles & duties of corporate directors, management, & shareholders, with a particular focus on the fiduciary duties that bind directors & officers. We will also consider the practical implications of the laws around corporate decision making: If a board of directors has a fiduciary duty to act in a company's best interests, then how are a company's best interests defined? To what extent can a board consider the company's environmental or social impact? Is the law in this area consistent with our societal expectations? What can benefit corporations do that traditional for-profit corporations cannot?

An overview of the key stakeholders in a business entity along with their roles, rights, & responsibilities
How the corporate laws allocate decision-making authority among a company's owners, directors, & executives
What types of information stakeholders in an organization need to support a particular business decision
How corporate social responsibility affects corporate decision making
Different viewpoints on how to measure shareholder value in an organization
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