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December 4, 2012 Materiality in CSR reporting: the importance of GRI’s G4 guidelinesSource: Thomson Reuters
The recent Rio+20 Summit made one thing clear: the trend in Corporate Social Responsibility reporting is only increasing. However, it is not only governments pushing for transparency in corporate activities; the trend is...
November 27, 2012 A new cheating scandal: Aspiring teachers hiring ringersSource: AJC.com
Interesting story in the AJC today on a cheating scandal involving hired ringers taking the teacher qualification exam for candidates in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
November 21, 2012 To Regulate or Not to Regulate?Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Last week, the Washington Post reported that David Trone, managing director of JMP Securities, a full-service investment bank headquartered in San Francisco, said that his industry faces more “misery” as a result of President...
November 16, 2012 Business ethics: am I boring you?Source: Guardian
High-profile misconduct cases often involve companies which have an ethics policy or code in place. Recent research also suggests that many staff are unaware of these policies. While a survey from the Institute of Business Ethics...
November 13, 2012 A Texas Prosecutor Faces JusticeSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
In just about a month from now, Texas will witness a rare event: a former prosecutor is going to be held to account for alleged prosecutorial misconduct.
October 29, 2012 The Perils of Feeding a Bloated IndustrySource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
THEY say the wheels of justice grind slowly, but should it really have taken more than five years for the Justice Department to discover that Countrywide Financial, the mortgage mania’s top creator of risky loans, dumped a load...
October 23, 2012 Poppy Thumbs His Nose at Finra. Again.Source: Floyd Norris, NY Times
David Lerner, a k a “Poppy” in his ubiquitous radio commercials in the New York area, has been suspended from any association with David Lerner Associates, the firm he founded, or any other brokerage firm, regulators announced on...
September 5, 2012 Bain Probe In New York Too Well Timed To Be LegitimateSource: Investor Business Daily
Ethics: The Obama-connected New York state attorney general has Mitt Romney's Bain Capital in his viewfinder. His liberal activist background — and the timing — makes it obvious his probe is politically motivated.
August 24, 2012 I Don’t Want to Eat Your Lunch…Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator
If you held any doubts as to which direction the Republican presidential ticket would take this country if it were to be elected this fall, with the selection of Paul Ryan as vice presidential candidate, doubt no longer.
August 23, 2012 Regulator Fines Bank for Analysts’ ViolationsSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
Rodman & Renshaw, an investment bank that sponsored numerous Chinese companies in the United States market, was fined $315,000 on Wednesday by Finra, the financial markets’ private regulator, for repeated violations of rules...
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