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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

September 2, 2014 Britain's top bosses earn '143 times more' than staff

Economic Times - The think-tank carried out the study using pay figures from company reports and data from the Pensions Investment Research Consultants.

September 2, 2014 Burger King has maneuvered to cut U.S. tax bill for years

Source: Reuters

Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain’s aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years.

September 2, 2014 Bank settlements and the Great Recession: Why businesses need ethics

Source: CDN

The US Government is making multi-billion dollars settlements with America’s largest banks, including Bank of America, Citi Bank, and Goldman Sachs for their involvement in the housing meltdown. But these settlements dwarf the...

Research & Insights

August 19, 2014 Not Everyone is On Board With Executive Pay Communications

Source: 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...

August 14, 2014 Effective corporate governance employs multiple strategies, study says

Source: PHYS.org

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 Disharmony

Source: 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 governance

Source: 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 wave

Source: 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...

August 26, 2014 Citi’s Pam Flaherty sees sustainability for operations and investors

Source: Reuters

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.


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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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