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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
October 24, 2014 Amazon posts huge loss, warns of moreSource: USA Today
Amazon had warned that it would lose bundles of cash in the third quarter, and it didn't disappoint. But the size of the loss and a forecast that warned of more red ink by year's end chilled investors, who had already sent shares...
October 24, 2014 Fed to Stress-Test Banks for Dire Stock, Housing ScenariosSource: Bloomberg
The Federal Reserve said it will scrutinize how 31 large U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc., would respond to a plunge in equity and housing prices and a sharp downturn in the global economy.
October 24, 2014 Many listed firms had same auditors for over 10 yrs: IIASSource: Business Standard
Proxy advisory body Institutional Investor Advisory Services India (IIAS) has called for periodic rotation of auditors and capping their tenure at 10 years. "IIAS expects the tenure of the audit firm to be capped at 10 years. It...
Research & Insights
October 21, 2014 Shareholder ‘No’ Votes on Pay Show UptickSource: CFO
A new report on the 2014 proxy season show a rise in the number of executive compensation plans that failed to receive majority shareholder support.
September 29, 2014 RepRisk releases Special Report on Indigenous CommunitiesSource: RepRisk
Zurich – RepRisk, the leading provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, has released its latest Special Report on Indigenous Communities and the ESG issues that are impacting these...
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.
Commentary & Opinion
October 23, 2014 Talking To Investors About Pricing In Corporate Governance RisksSource: Forbes
Anyone in denial about the growing importance of corporate governance, environmental and social factors in setting the direction of business needs to start talking to investors.Some 90% of institutional investors from across the...
October 20, 2014 Why You Should Stop Being a Boss and Start Being a Leader
Inc. - The way you approach being in charge--whether you're running a corporation, a civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale--is a huge factor in the group's achievement. Think about the differences before you step up....
October 8, 2014 Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized
San Francisco Sentinel - The company notorious for sending out hordes of internet warriors to defend the company and its actions online in comments and message boards (perhaps we'll find some below) even takes a firm stance...
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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