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March 27, 2015 Corporate governance in Japan - Fanuc stoops to conquerSource: The Economist
YOSHIHARU INABA, the president of Fanuc, a secretive Japanese maker of industrial robots and machine-tool controllers, has something of importance to say to the outside world. Having invited your correspondent to visit its...
March 26, 2015 The Thorny Task of Advocating Good Corporate BehaviorSource: NY Times
In the war to control corporations, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the $300 billion pension fund, has decided that it is willing to actively press companies to emphasize the environment, diversity and good...
March 26, 2015 Are Buffett and Heinz overpaying for Kraft?Source: Fortune
On Wednesday morning, ketchup maker H.J. Heinz said it would buy mac-and-cheese giant Kraft Food. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A -0.00% ) is playing a big role in the blockbuster deal, which will create a food company...
An upcoming lawsuit over firearms filed against Wal-Mart could have big implications on the future of corporate governance. New York City’s Trinity Church is suing Wal-Mart over not allowing shareholders to vote on a resolution...
March 24, 2015 Does Coca-Cola Inc's CEO Deserve a 24% Raise'
The Motley Fool - Moreover the folks at shareholder activist group îAs You Sowî recently released their survey of the 100 Most Overpaid CEOs, which analyzed executive compensation using over 30 "red flag" indicators...
March 16, 2015 Security and Risk Among Proxy Season Talking Points: BDOSource: Wall Street Journal
Officers and directors have a laundry list of issues to focus on as annual-meeting season begins in the coming weeks, including cybersecurity, risk and sustainability, according to audit and consulting firm BDO USA
March 14, 2015 Op-Ed 2: Winston Churchill: the steps responsible investors must take to prevail on climate changeSource: Responsible Investor
Returning to the unconventional stewardship, which I called for in for my first article, I urge you to follow the guidance of Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Speaking at...
March 13, 2015 Op-Ed: Winston Churchill: the ESG community must fight climate change with massive stewardship push (part 1)Source: Responsible Investor
As you have been seeing and experiencing, anthropogenic climate change is disrupting how we live. Continuing to act as though it is not a major challenge that has been worsening year upon year offers our children and theirs the...
March 13, 2015 Here's How To Fix The CEO Pay ProblemSource: Washington Post
We’re doing CEO pay wrong. Incentive pay -- compensation based on verifiable performance measures like stock price -- is on the rise. It’s supposed to help align executives’ interests with those of shareholders. Instead, it leads...
March 12, 2015 The Case for Ethics in Business
Fresh Business Thinking - So should a company adopt ethical practices as a means of improving and securing a companyâs economic performance' According to îEIRISî, studies show that ethics-related news influences...
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