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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."

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News & Updates

July 28, 2016 VW Brand Was Less Profitable as Cuts Fail to Stem Crisis Fallout

Source: Bloomberg

Volkswagen AG’s efforts to make its biggest division more competitive fell short as the namesake VW brand’s profit margin dropped further behind those of rival European carmakers in the first half.

July 28, 2016 Reflections On Proxy Season 2016

Source: Forbes

Proxy Advisors seem to be feared or revered. This year, with the major provisions of Dodd Frank on the path of implementation, I thought it would be enlightening to spend time with one of the most respected voices in corporate...

July 28, 2016 Fiat Chrysler ending car production in U.S.

Source: USA Today

Fiat Chrysler is winding down production of the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart and will primarily produce Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups in the U.S. The company's remaining car models will be made in Mexico or Canada.

Research & Insights

July 28, 2016 Highest paid CEOs generate sub-par performance

Source: Houston Chronicle

Promising a CEO a big payout doesn't generate big profits, according to a new study by financial analytics firm MSCI.

June 27, 2016 Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: study

Source: Japan Today

The looming arrival of self-driving vehicles is likely to vastly reduce traffic fatalities, but also poses difficult moral dilemmas, researchers say in a study.

June 22, 2016 Chick-fil-A is America's Top-Rated Fast Food Chain, Again: Survey

Source: NBC News

Americans now spend more money dining out than on groceries — and we generally like what we get for our money when we eat out, according to the new American Customer Satisfaction Index restaurant report released on Tuesday.

Commentary & Opinion

July 25, 2016 CEOs Are Paid A Lot Because CEOs Are Worth A Lot - Hans Vestberg And Ericsson Edition

Source: Forbes

Much ink is spilled in denouncing how much money CEOs of large companies are paid these days. But there is a simple answer to all of this which is that CEOs are paid a lot because CEOs are worth a lot

June 27, 2016 Another Step Backward for Nuclear and the Environment

Source: Geoffrey Styles, Energy Outlook

I don't normally do breaking news, but today's announcement by PG&E and a coalition of environmental groups on retiring the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California within 8-9 years merits immediate comment.

June 17, 2016 Beware the Arc of History

Source: Larry Checco

Since time immemorial civilizations and empires have existed on finite arcs of history—rising from humble beginnings, soaring to pinnacles of glory then slowly or rapidly declining into extinction or, if lucky, into more benign...[more]


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Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

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