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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
L'online di Tribuna Economica - âIf their business practices reflect support for human rights, then why do they continue to own and buy more shares of foreign oil companies tied to genocide,â asks Eric Cohen,...
April 18, 2014 Walmart Will Enter Cash Wiring Business
New York Times - âIn many cases, these services crop up in response to demand, but itâs also a space thatâs less regulated,â said Suzanne Martindale, a staff lawyer at îConsumers Unionî, an...
April 18, 2014 Ratings Agencies Go Negative on Not-for-Profit Hospitals for 2014; Their Projections Signal Fewer Resources for Hospital-based Clinical Laboratories
DARKDaily - âNot-for-profit hospitals face a challenging landscape over the next 12 to 18 months as patient volumes shrink and revenue growth slows,â observed Daniel Steingart, C.F.A., Assistant Vice President at...
Research & Insights
Source: Channel News Asia
Corporate governance has improved among public-listed companies in Singapore, when compared against their regional peers. This is according to initial findings from the 2013 ASEAN Corporate Governance scorecard.
April 4, 2014 2014 Proxy Season Shows Increased Investor Attention to Board Composition and Director AccountabilitySource: PR Web
An emerging dynamic of the 2014 proxy season is the move toward a greater focus on board effectiveness. Investors—through direct engagement, letters to boards and shareholder proposals—are increasingly communicating their...
Source: Globe and Mail
Investors who manage money for pension funds and other institutions are growing more combative, increasing the number of times they vote against companies on issues such as electing directors or approving executive pay.
Commentary & Opinion
April 16, 2014 C.E.O. Pay Goes Up, Up and Away!Source: NY Times
At 79, Graef “Bud” Crystal is the grand old man of executive compensation critics. Once a top compensation consultant, he switched sides in the 1980s, becoming a fierce critic of many of the practices he helped institutionalize,...
April 10, 2014 Seven Things They Don't Teach You In Business SchoolSource: Forbes
Would you spend $200,000 on something if it didn’t make you happier? As it turns out, you can invest over $200,000 on a top MBA program these days and while you will on average earn more and have a better network upon...
April 5, 2014 Actions General Motors should take to clean up its mess
FOX News - We hope that is true. Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, thinks that today's General Motors should be held accountable for the actions of the pre-bankruptcy company and that...
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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