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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
August 29, 2014 How Obamacare is taking a bite out of CEO paySource: CBS News
Obamacare is known for overhauling how millions of how Americans buy health insurance, but it is also quietly having an effect on another key aspect of health care costs: executive pay.
August 29, 2014 Shell submits plan for Alaskan Arctic oil explorationSource: Telegram
After years of legal and logistical setbacks and dogged opposition from environmentalists, Royal Dutch Shell submitted a plan to the federal government Thursday to try once again to explore for oil in the Alaskan Arctic.
August 28, 2014 JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Coordinated CyberattackSource: NY Times
A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four other firms, were hit by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks this month, according to four people familiar with the investigation, which is...
Research & Insights
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...
The most effective corporate governance occurs when a mix of complementary mechanisms that include CEO incentive alignment and both internal and external monitoring mechanisms are present, according to a new study from Penn State...
August 12, 2014 'Gadfly' Trio Leads Proxy Season DisharmonySource: Corporate Counsel
So far this year three individuals have been the most frequent filers of corporate shareholder proposals, according to a new study, "Frequent Filers: Shareholder Activism by Corporate Gadflies," from the Manhattan Institute for...
Commentary & Opinion
August 29, 2014 Lessons on corporate governanceSource: Destiny Connect
Senior lecturer in Leadership and Corporate Responsibility at Gibs, Dr Gavin Price says the culture of compliance adopted within an organisation is determined by its leaders and sets a pattern for the rest of the organisation....
August 29, 2014 A new green waveSource: The Economist
BILL MCKIBBEN, an American environmentalist, once dismissed sustainability as “a buzzless buzzword”. That seems about right. A survey of 2,000 companies by the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group found...
Leading Citi’s sustainability efforts is in part about broad stakeholder and partner engagement. You have to be able to visualize impact and potential across a spectrum of constituents, as much external as internal.
Special Focus Book
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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