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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
September 19, 2014 The Top 5 Corporate Governance Best Practices That Benefit Every CompanySource: Mondaq
Many believe that only public companies or large, established companies with many shareholders need to be concerned about, or can benefit from, implementing corporate governance practices. The reality is that all companies – big...
September 19, 2014 CalPERS Names Ted Eliopoulos Chief Investment OfficerSource: CalPERS
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) today announced that Ted Eliopoulos has been selected as CalPERS Chief Investment Officer (CIO), permanently assuming responsibility for leading the...
September 19, 2014 Irreplaceable? Larry Ellison Steps Down From CEO Position At OracleSource: Forbes
After 37 years overseeing nearly every detail at the company he founded billionaire Larry Ellison is leaving the top job at Oracle. The long time CEO will become the chairman of Oracle’s board and the software company’s chief...
Research & Insights
September 15, 2014 At least 150 major companies prep for carbon pricesSource: USA Today
At least 150 major companies worldwide - including ExxonMobil, Google, Microsoft and 26 others in the United States - are already making business plans that assume they will be taxed on their carbon pollution, a report today says.
Source: Blue & Green
Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.
August 19, 2014 Not Everyone is On Board With Executive Pay CommunicationsSource: FEI
A survey by compensation consultants Pearl Meyer & Partners found that while most outside directors said the level of internal communication regarding executive compensation was “just right” (88 percent), only about half of...
Commentary & Opinion
September 19, 2014 Ethics expert keys on rulesSource: Insurance News Net
Lee Augsburger, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer at Prudential Financial Inc. in Newark, was ranked on the 2013 list of 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere Institute, a...
September 18, 2014 Kingsdale’s Wes Hall gives his view on the ‘state of the proxy season’Source: Financial Post
Wes Hall, the founder and chief executive at Kingsdale Shareholder Services, a shareholder communications firm that’s very active in proxy contests, has two pieces of advice to his issuing clients: keep talking to your...
September 3, 2014 Good governance 101Source: Indian Express
The prime minister has hoisted his administration’s flag on the masthead of good governance. This is a welcome and timely objective. The question is, what does the prime minister mean by “good”? He campaigned on the slogan of...
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