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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
July 25, 2014 Enduring High-Performing Companies Pay Executives Differently From Other Companies in S&P 1500, Towers Watson Study FindsSource: Market Watch
High-performing companies design their executive compensation programs differently from many other organizations, according to a new study by Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW), a global professional services company. The study...
Source: Independent i.e.
Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.
July 25, 2014 Ex-Woolworths executive Greg Foran to head WalMart USSource: Sydney Morning News
Woolworths' former head of supermarkets, Greg Foran, who quit in 2011 after missing out on the top job, has been appointed president and chief executive of WalMart's US operations. Mr Foran will succeed Bill Simon, who is...
Research & Insights
July 9, 2014 International report charts path to deep carbon cutsSource: Eco-Business
Governments around the world are failing in their commitments to address climate change, a group of international science institutions warn in a new report, saying the window to prevent catastrophic warming will soon close. “The...
Source: Think Progress
The companies that pay their chief executives the most see the worst results for shareholders, according to a new study, with an average annual shareholder loss of $1.4 billion at the companies with the highest CEO pay.
June 17, 2014 Corporate Sustainability - What Matters?Source: Governance & Accountability Institute
New York, NY — (Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.) — Sustainability - "What Matters?" — That is the question for company managements and investors as they prepare sustainability / corporate responsibility reports....
Commentary & Opinion
July 10, 2014 Obama isn't killing coal. It's dying anyway.
The Week Magazine - Coal, of course, will never be free. [The Guardian] That's why the Australian government and private groups such as Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî forecast solar generation to rise six-fold over...
July 2, 2014 Executive pay rule changes likely in '14Source: Hartford Business
I think the SEC is looking to get another way to compare executive pay across firms. The summary compensation table that lists executive pay, bonuses, and stock awards was previously designed as one way to get comparison, as well...
June 25, 2014 Oracle can buy anything except a visionSource: NASDAQ
On Monday, Oracle (orcl) announced that it would acquire MICROS Systems for $4.6 billion, giving the enterprise software giant entre into the highly lucrative restaurant and hospitality industries, The buy also served to reverse...
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Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability
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