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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 23, 2014 CalSTRS and The Thirty Percent Coalition Expand CampaignSource: California State Teachers’ Retirement System
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Institutional investors representing more than $3 trillion in assets under management, along with some of the nation’s leading women’s organizations, sent letters to 100 companies in the Russell 1000...
October 22, 2014 Experts Warn Corporate Boards Aren’t Protecting Us From HackersSource: Time
In the wake of hacks against Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan, analysts say companies' boards need to be more vigilant on cybersecurity
Bobs Guide - âClimb to the Top â Tracking Gender Diversity on Corporate Boardsâ analyzes the level of gender diversity on corporate boards compiled from 4,255 public companies globally, using data from Thomson...
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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