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Corporate Governance, News and Updates on Corporate Governance
Before the late-2001 financial implosion at Enron " Fortune's 7th largest of the famed 500 " resulted literally in the disappearance of that Houston-based corporation, and before the largest corporate bankruptcy filing in history " WorldCom in 2002 " few people in the United States regularly used the term "corporate governance."
News & Updates
March 6, 2015 U.S. banks pass Fed capital test, trading books hurtSource: Reuters
All 31 U.S. banks passed a test of how they would do in a next economic crisis, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday, but those with large trading books came out weak because of new elements in the check-up.
Source: Washington Post
Across the country, conversations about the gender pay gap are gaining prominence. In Washington, the Paycheck Fairness Act got a big push from Democrats before ultimately stalling in Congress last year. President Obama also...
March 4, 2015 The smart way to divest fossil fuelsSource: Reuters
The New York Times Business section article entitled “Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments” on February 9 reported on a new paper, financed by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, claiming that...
Research & Insights
March 6, 2015 The Proxy Season Field Guide - Fifth EditionSource: JD Supra
The 2015 proxy season occurs in an environment of heightened shareholder activism and an ever-increasing focus on compensation and corporate governance disclosures. This Proxy Season Field Guide provides you with an overview of...
Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period
February 13, 2015 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: New Report Shows Skyrocketing Executive Pay in S&P 500 Companies
International Business Times - Ever wonder how much the top dogs make in corporate America these days' A new report released Thursday from îAs You Sowî, a California-based non-profit foundation that promotes corporate...
Commentary & Opinion
That there is a difference between pay for men and pay for women is true. And it’s also true that we’d like to work out why this is happening. Only once we know what is happening and why can we then try to make policy decisions...
Finally — after much anticipation, the Nasdaq Composite Index has closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time since March 2000, and it’s very near its Internet bubble all-time closing high of 5048.62.
It’s McDonald’s ( MCD 1.11% ) CEO Steve Easterbrook’s first day on the job, and he has his work cut out for him. Last month, the burger giant posted a steeper than expected sales decline, with global sales at restaurants open...
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Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability
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