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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
Source: Times Union
Two men who control some $330 billion in state and New York City public pension funds want federal watchdogs to enforce a 5-year-old rule that fossil fuel companies report potential financial risks from ongoing climate change and...
April 20, 2015 Target website overwhelmed by demand for Lilly PulitzerSource: MarketWatch
Target Corp.’s website went down Sunday morning, overwhelmed by shoppers clamoring for a piece of a Lilly Pulitzer collection that was selling for a fraction of the price of the Palm Beach label’s luxury clothes.
Daily Mail - Ahead of the AGM, corporate governance group îPensions & Investment Research Consultantsî has urged investors to vote against Fairhead's re-election as an independent director after her role in...
Research & Insights
March 26, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investorsSource: Business Reporter
FTSE100 companies are failing to provide investors with clear measures of how they maintain robust ethical standards, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors
March 20, 2015 Executive Compensation Disclosures a Wasted Effort?Source: National Law Review
The 2015 Investor Survey notes that only 38% of institutional investors “believe that information about executive compensation is clear and effectively disclosed” and 65% of them note that the “relation between compensation and...
March 19, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors
The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ study shows that while 91 per cent of the FTSE100 refer in their annual reports to their high standards of business ethics and integrity, only 8 per cent provided a specific metric of...
Commentary & Opinion
April 13, 2015 Why C.E.O. Pay Reform FailedSource: The New Yorker
This power, known as “say-on-pay,” became law in 2010, as part of the Dodd-Frank bill. In the wake of the financial crisis, which amplified anger about exorbitant C.E.O. salaries, reformers looking for ways to rein in the...
Source: Accounting Web
It’s not easy to embed business ethics throughout an organization, because it’s not always easy to define the “right thing to do” – especially when different people define “right and wrong” in different ways. To add to the...
April 9, 2015 Interior Design goes "Eco Chic"Source: Jenna Pizzigati-Coppola, Builder & Developer
Eco-friendly and green design is becoming prominent, especially when it comes to building a home’s exterior—but I’m here to say be sure to not overlook your interiors. When committing to a green design approach it’s best to...
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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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