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August 15, 2014 Uber Plays Dirty – Why The Company Needs An App For Business Ethics Training

Source: JD Supra

We have all experienced that moment where, while we don’t plan on drinking that much, one jack and coke leads to another…and another…and…another, and then he bar is suddenly transformed into an intense merry go round… and, well...

August 7, 2014 The Muddled Road to Overhauling Corporate Taxes

Source: NY Times

Every loophole has its lover. That’s why, despite the furor that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their taxes, it is proving so difficult to fix a corporate tax system that most everyone...

August 5, 2014 Corporate transparency: why honesty is the best policy

theguardian.com - Similarly, the îWorld Resources Instituteî has helped establish a cloud-based service that maps day-to-day changes in global forest cover. For an investor with exposure to the palm oil industry or...

July 29, 2014 What is corporate governance?

Source: Business and Leadership

The word governance comes from a Latin word – gubernare – which means to steer. Cicero wrote “he that governs sits quietly at the stern and scarce is seen to stir”. Thus my colleague, Dr Collette Kirwan, has conceptualised the...

July 10, 2014 Obama isn't killing coal. It's dying anyway.

The Week Magazine - Coal, of course, will never be free. [The Guardian] That's why the Australian government and private groups such as Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî forecast solar generation to rise six-fold over...

July 2, 2014 Executive pay rule changes likely in '14

Source: Hartford Business

I think the SEC is looking to get another way to compare executive pay across firms. The summary compensation table that lists executive pay, bonuses, and stock awards was previously designed as one way to get comparison, as well...

June 25, 2014 Oracle can buy anything except a vision

Source: NASDAQ

On Monday, Oracle (orcl) announced that it would acquire MICROS Systems for $4.6 billion, giving the enterprise software giant entre into the highly lucrative restaurant and hospitality industries, The buy also served to reverse...

June 19, 2014 Nigeria: Are Our Corporate Governance Standards High Enough?

Source: Premium Times

Corporate governance is at the heart of how businesses are run. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperative Development (OECD), "corporate governance involves a set of relationships between a company's management, its...

June 19, 2014 The role of the institutional investor in corporate governance

Source: Business Day

Developing good relations between a company and its shareholders is as much a task for the shareholders as it for the Board. Institutional Investors as “professional shareholders” with large investments in companies have more at...

June 16, 2014 Great Men, great pay? Why CEO compensation is sky high.

Source: Washington Post

Why are so many chief executive compensation packages so outrageous? And why do they continue to roar ahead of most workers’ pay? According to data released this month by executive-salary tracker Equilar, the 200 most highly...

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