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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
December 18, 2014 Chemical Company Owners Could Get Prison Time For Poisoning Town's WaterSource: Gawker
The owners and operators of a chemical company that dumped 10,000 gallons of toxic chemicals into a West Virginia river last year are one step closer to facing a judge and jury of their very unhappy peers.
December 17, 2014 Faith-Based Group Forces Governance Changes at JPMorgan ChaseSource: American Banker
Religious groups may have fallen short in their bid to compel JPMorgan Chase to split the roles of chairman and chief executive, but they have succeeded in forcing the nation's largest bank to improve its corporate governance.
December 17, 2014 Coca Cola Investor Wants CEO Replaced, Faults Executive PaySource: The Street
Mutual fund Wintergreen Advisers LLC stepped up its 10-month-old activist campaign at Coca-Cola (KO) on Monday, raising concerns about the soda giant's "failed" acquisitions, "bad" compensation plans and weak governance.
Research & Insights
December 15, 2014 Corporate Governance Survey — 2014 Proxy Season ResultsSource: Mondaq.com
As outside legal counsel to a wide range of public companies in the technology and life sciences industries, many of which are based in Silicon Valley, Fenwick has collected information on corporate governance in order to counsel...
December 5, 2014 AESC Executive Compensation Report ReleasedSource: Compensation BLR.com
The 2014 AESC BlueSteps Executive Compensation Report, released December 3, 2014 by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), reveals that almost half (44%) of executives at the CEO/President level experienced a...
November 13, 2014 Good Corporate Governance Correlates to Higher CSR Performance and Shareholder WealthSource: NewsWise
Berkeley-Haas’ Center for Responsible Business has awarded its 2014 Moskowitz Prize to the authors of a study suggesting good corporate governance correlates with higher CSR initiatives. And in turn, these increased CSR...
Commentary & Opinion
December 5, 2014 Market Structure Map - Lava CoolsSource: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC
In 1999, two years after the SEC passed rules on handling trades and set regulations for alternative trading systems that today we call “dark pools,” Richard Korhammer and his engineering colleagues started a direct-access...
December 2, 2014 Information-Rich Democracy Is Key to Good GovernanceSource: Huff Post
So, for both ethical and practical reasons, social scientists have long investigated how the concerns of a society's members can be reflected in one way or another in its collective decisions, even if the society is not fully...
November 26, 2014 Blog: What does good corporate governance look like?Source: Economia
We all know the importance of corporate culture and behaviour in corporate governance. The revised Preface of the 2014 version of the UK Corporate Governance Code talks about the key role that the board plays in establishing...
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Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability
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