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Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, jogs onto his rocket landing pad ahead of his trip to the edge of space on Tuesday. When top executives like Bezos have dangerous hobbies, there's often little company boards can do. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Why Companies Can't Stop Top Execs From Blasting Off To Space Or Flying Fighter Jets

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A gas pump nozzle is seen at a Miami gas station in 2018. Some activist shareholders are pushing companies to tie executive compensation to meeting climate targets. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Some CEOs Are Hearing A New Message: Act On Climate, Or We'll Cut Your Pay

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According to Nasdaq, three-quarters of listed companies would not currently meet the proposed diversity standards. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Nasdaq Takes Aim At All-White, Male Company Boards With Diversity Proposal

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State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson addressed the California state Senate in August on a measure requiring at least one female director on corporate boards of publicly traded companies based in the state. On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Jackson's bill. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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