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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
March 7, 2014 Trailblazing power plant is first to bury its carbonSource: new Scientist
A coal-fired power station in Canada is launching carbon capture and storage on a commercial scale. Could this make burning fossil fuels guilt-free? RISING above the endless plains of Saskatchewan, Canada's Boundary Dam power...
March 7, 2014 Businesses Should Stand Up to Climate Change DeniersSource: Huff Post
I'm enormously impressed with Apple CEO Tim Cook for his strong words on climate change deniers, and demanding business should have benefits for people and the planet, beyond just profit. Conservative think tank the National...
Source: International Business Times
Texas-based oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) reported 2013 earnings of $32.6 billion, a 17.2 percent return on average capital and $47.6 billion in generated cash flow from operations and asset sales on Wednesday....
Research & Insights
February 28, 2014 Corporate governance big issue for investors: SurveySource: BusinessTimes
Corporate governance is an important criterion while investing, says a survey by proxy advisory firm Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) titled 'Institutional Investors' Attitudes to Corporate Governance'. The survey...
February 24, 2014 Investor confidence takes a tumble over corporate governance, volatility -AustraliaSource: The Conversation
An overwhelming proportion of investors want the introduction of a rating system to identify poorly governed companies, according to a new survey. And over 80% of those polled said they would stay away from companies if they...
January 8, 2014 Determining Executive Pay: Boards Need to Assess CEOs' Behavior, Not Only Their PerformanceSource: PR Newswire
"Everyone expects boards to assess the performance of CEOs when determining their pay, but they must also assess the manner in which the CEO performs," says executive compensation expert Bruce R. Ellig, author of the...
Commentary & Opinion
February 25, 2014 What's On Warren Buffett's Mind?Source: Barron's
Both Fortune and U.S.A. Today have articles that share the latest investment thinking of Warren Buffett, America's most famous investor. The Fortune article is getting most of the buzz because Buffett wrote it himself: it's...
February 20, 2014 How a CEO Reacts When Robert Redford Pegs Him a VillainSource: Bloomberg
So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada Corp.’s chief executive officer, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gullible American...
February 6, 2014 An Olympic Shame: Vladimir Putin Plays Host To Winter Games - audioSource: NPR
“How is it possible that the IOC could have done so little due diligence as to award the games to a Soviet throwback bent on putting on a show in an out-of-the-way place where poverty and payoffs thrive, where terrorism and...
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Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability
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