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December 19, 2014 Recent trends in corporate governance

Source: Hedge Week

The concept of using independent directors is not new. Many US managers have used them on their boards of the feeder fund, in large part driven by US tax rules to do with investment fees and deferral rules. It was a pure tax...

December 19, 2014 Benchmarking Business Ethics

Source: Huff Post

For decades, a company's performance has been measured almost exclusively in economic terms. Social and environmental issues such as health and safety in garment factories in Bangladesh, the use of conflict minerals in our...

December 5, 2014 Market Structure Map - Lava Cools

Source: 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...[more]

December 2, 2014 Information-Rich Democracy Is Key to Good Governance

Source: 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...

November 25, 2014 At Crisis Time – For Companies and Celebrities, It’s Usually Not Just One Thing to Deal With

Source: Hank Boerner, Chairman, G&A Institute

In my career of advising clients on issue management and crisis management (and especially crisis response), I usually pointed out to those in the crosshairs that it is not just “one thing” to deal with. Often, in time of an...

November 14, 2014 Op-ed: Understanding executive pay at home and abroad

Source: 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 sustainability

Source: 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 Risks

Source: 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...

October 20, 2014 Why You Should Stop Being a Boss and Start Being a Leader

Inc. - The way you approach being in charge--whether you're running a corporation, a civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale--is a huge factor in the group's achievement. Think about the differences before you step up....

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