Bock, Rabe, Reitzle – Why do supervisory boards approve share buybacks?

Corona crisis. Digitization. Climate protection. But instead of putting money aside or investing heavily, Dax companies are buying shares en masse. A revelation that reveals considerable problems in the supervisory boards Have you been rubbing your eyes in amazement, too? German companies plan to spend up to 17 billion euros on share buybacks, the Handelsblatt recently reported. A record figure. As if the Corona crisis had been over for a …

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Better than Luisa Neubauer? The climate experts on German supervisory boards

Sustainability expertise is still rare on Germany’s supervisory boards. Of all things, it is a supervisory board chairman who got off to a particularly clumsy start who has become a role model. Do you remember? A good two years ago, Joe Kaeser tried to recruit climate activist Luisa Neubauer for the supervisory board of Siemens Energy. But he was rebuffed – and earned plenty of ridicule and criticism. But in …

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee & Co. – the colourful birds on German supervisory boards

Veteran managers are increasingly being joined by dazzling personalities from the worlds of sport, politics and civil society. But are the newcomers really driving forces – or just fig leaves? The older ones among you will know them: Former world-class athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee has sat on Adidas’ supervisory board since the annual general meeting in May. This is the first mandate for the 59-year-old, who supports children and young people …

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Katja Kraus vs. Gianni Infantino: The Governance Battle in Professional Football

Whether clubs or associations: When it comes to corporate governance, professional football is lagging far behind, as the European Championship has once again revealed. It’s good that experts are now putting the pressure on In the wake of the European Championship, we have been discussing football more often than usual in recent weeks. And there have also been exciting topics beyond results, performances and tactical formations – for example with …

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