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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
January 30, 2015 Banks to increase base salaries by under 3 percent in 2015 -survey
Reuters - Salary increases across banks, insurers and other financial services firms are expected to be between 5-8 percent in emerging markets, 2-3 percent in North America and 1.5-2 percent in Europe, according to a survey of...
January 30, 2015 Who is McDonald's new British CEO'
Yahoo Finance - An appearance on BBC's "Newsnight" opposite îEric Schlosserî, the author of anti-fast food polemic "Fast Food Nation", just after he started as McDonalds' U.K. CEO, showed a willingness to engage with...
January 29, 2015 Church of England to file shareholder resolutions at BP, Shell AGMs
Investment Pensions Europe - The Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board are to co-file shareholder resolutions on climate change at the annual general meetings of BP and Shell next year. The two bodies, which...
Research & Insights
January 30, 2015 Shareholder voting system is ‘antiquated,’ causes errors: reportSource: Business News Network
Canada’s shareholder voting system is “antiquated and fragmented,” causing numerous errors in vote counts at companies’ meetings, securities regulators have concluded following a lengthy review of problems with counting...
January 15, 2015 2014 Executive Compensation Survey of Privately-Held CompaniesSource: Digital Journal
Compensation Resources, Inc. (CRI) recently released the results of its 2014 Executive Compensation Survey of Privately-Held Companies. The purpose of this study was to obtain compensation data of twelve key executive positions...
Source: CGMA Magazine
More than 60% of executives who receive long-term incentives believe the incentives motivate them to remain at their current company, according to a new global survey. A majority of executives have seen pay increases in the past...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: JDSupra Business Advisor
For a number of years, the message for directors of U.S. public companies has been that their decisions face greater and greater scrutiny. While some of this enhanced scrutiny has come from federal and state governments,...
January 29, 2015 Why It's So Hard for McDonald's to ChangeSource: Bloomberg Business
McDonald's is an industrial wonder. It's the biggest restaurant chain in the world, measured by sales, with some 14,000 locations in the U.S. and 36,000 globally. That's the problem. Executives proudly refer to "the system,"...
January 27, 2015 Why businesses should support the EPA's pollution rules
theguardian.com - As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, îsustainabilityî advocate îCeresî sets its sights on getting corporations to support proposed US power plant rules Coal fired plants, such as this...
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