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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
November 21, 2014 Harvard must divest in fossil fuels
The Boston Globe - With the seas rising and the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî warning the world of impending natural disasters, food scarcity, and species extinction, itâs time to change the way we...
November 21, 2014 7 questions that could help boards recruit women
FORTUNE - The article below was originally published on the îWorld Economic Forumîâs blog. The debate about getting more women on boards often focuses on why doing so creates a better, more profitable, more...
November 21, 2014 SEC suspends stock trading in four firms developing Ebola productsSource: Boston Herald
The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday suspended trading in the stocks of four companies that it said claim to be developing products or services in response to the Ebola outbreak, citing a lack of publicly available...
Research & Insights
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...
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...
Commentary & Opinion
November 14, 2014 Op-ed: Understanding executive pay at home and abroadSource: Deseret News
In recent years, an increasing emphasis has been placed on the idea that executives of major companies make an incredible amount of money each year. In the U.S., it is not uncommon to see executives making over 100 times more per...
November 10, 2014 It’s time to stop compromising on environment sustainabilitySource: Central Maine.com
So now what? Clearly we are in deep trouble and truly meaningful environmental progress in the near term is no longer a reasonable expectation. Compromise and wonky engagement continue to fail. Expecting progress on climate...
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...
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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