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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."

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News & Updates

October 8, 2015 In conversation with François Miller, Manager, Office of Sustainability

Source: McGill Reporter

When François Miller took over the position of Manager of the Office of Sustainability, he had high expectations. And why not? As the unit leader of the City of Montreal’s Sustainable Development Division (Miller’s job before...

October 7, 2015 How Corporate Governance Affects Corporate Sustainability and Why It Matters

Source: Huffington Post

Most often, corporate governance is thought of as a mechanism put in place to protect shareholder wealth from the claws of opportunistic managers. In this sense, the term corporate governance typically arises alongside phrases...

October 6, 2015 Toshiba Accounting Scandal Highlights Issues in Corporate Governance


Though Toshiba had actively adopted corporate governance practices, an independent investigation found that the company’s top executives were complicit in fraudulent accounting. As Japan continues to bolster its governance rules,...

Research & Insights

September 25, 2015 Corporate governance: Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners

Source: ValueWalk

Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners, a study by Ian R. Appel, Todd A. Gormley, and Donald B. Keim examined whether passive institutional investors, like Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors do influence firms and if they care...

September 14, 2015 The Corporate Governance Preferences Of Institutional Investors

Source: ValueWalk

We survey institutional investors to better understand their role in the corporate governance of firms. Consistent with a number of theories we document widespread behind-the-scenes intervention as well as governance-motivated...

September 10, 2015 Survey: US more competitive globally, but inequality a risk

Source: Seattle PI

WASHINGTON — Income inequality will remain a persistent problem despite brighter prospects for U.S. companies globally, according to an annual survey of Harvard Business School alumni.

Commentary & Opinion

October 4, 2015 Feedback: Corporate Governance Lessons of VW Affair

Source: Financial Times

Andrew Hill and Michael Skapinker both looked at the unfolding VW scandal in their columns last week. Readers debated the corporate governance implications of the carmaker’s cheating during emissions tests.

October 4, 2015 China Is Gearing Up For Corporate Governance

Source: Institutional Investor

We are embarking on a new era in global markets -- likely one that has at its core China's increasing integration into the global financial system...

September 30, 2015 Are Baby Boomers bad role models for millennials?

Source: Fortune

Millennials are approximately five years away from making up more than 50% of the workplace. Which is why I worry about what they are learning from their role models. Each generation has a major impact on the workplace culture...

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Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

A new book by Hank Boerner and Mark Sickles of the Governance & Accountability Institute.  Click here for more information.


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