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Nell Minow

Active Fellow

Nell Minow is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Chicago Law School and has worked in the field of corporate governance and shareholder advocacy for more than 35 years. She is Vice Chair of ValueEdge Advisors, which advises institutional shareholders on corporate governance issues. She was co-founder of GMI Ratings (formerly The Corporate Library), which was sold to MSCI in 2014. Ms. Minow served as a principal in the governance investment firm LENS and President of Institutional Shareholder Services.

She authored of over 200 articles, has testified before Congress and the Senate, most recently in July 2023 about ESG, shareholder proposals, and proxy advisory firms, and she has commented on corporate governance issues in most major business publications and all television networks. She is co-author with Robert A.G. Monks of three books, including five editions of an MBA textbook on corporate governance, and she taught MBA students at George Mason University for five years. In 2008, she received the highest award in the field from the International Corporate Governance Network and in 2013 she received a lifetime achievement award from Corporate Secretary Magazine.

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