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January 29, 2015 "US Corporate Governance: Boards of Directors Remain Under the Microscope"

Source: JDSupra Business Advisor

For a number of years, the message for directors of U.S. public companies has been that their decisions face greater and greater scrutiny. While some of this enhanced scrutiny has come from federal and state governments,...

January 29, 2015 Why It's So Hard for McDonald's to Change

Source: Bloomberg Business

McDonald's is an industrial wonder. It's the biggest restaurant chain in the world, measured by sales, with some 14,000 locations in the U.S. and 36,000 globally. That's the problem. Executives proudly refer to "the system,"...

January 27, 2015 Why businesses should support the EPA's pollution rules

theguardian.com - As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, îsustainabilityî advocate îCeresî sets its sights on getting corporations to support proposed US power plant rules Coal fired plants, such as this...

January 26, 2015 Is Davos just an excuse for the 1% to have a bonding session?

Source: The Guardian

Committed to improving the state of the world. That’s the motto of the World Economic Forum, which wraps up in Davos tomorrow with the rich and powerful pondering whether to listen to Mark Carney’s views about the global economy...

January 20, 2015 Executive Pay: Stop Rewarding Shortsightedness

Source: Newsweek

Fresh winds are blowing through both boardrooms and MBA programs these days, stirring up debate about the fundamentals of doing business. Some of the key questions on the minds of executives weren't even on the syllabus when I...

January 19, 2015 Op-Ed: Halt the Mad Rush by Corporate Boards to Adopt Fee-Shifting Rules

Law.com - The îCouncil of Institutional Investorsî opposes fee-shifting provisions because they establish a structure that significantly deters meritorious shareowner claims, thereby diminishing a companyâs...

January 12, 2015 Breakingviews: Water woes could open taps on corporate risk

Source: Reuters

Water is set to become a more serious risk for companies and investors. It’s already recognized. World Economic Forum attendees named H2O a top-three risk two years running. And two-thirds of the world’s largest companies worry...

January 12, 2015 At least one major oil company will turn its back on fossil fuels, says scientist

Source: The Guardian

The oil price crash coupled with growing concerns about global warming will encourage at least one of the major oil companies to turn its back on fossil fuels in the near future, predicts an award-winning scientist and former...

December 30, 2014 Fund manager: Why Coca-Cola has lost its way

Source: USA Today

David Winters may not be Coca-Cola's (KO ) biggest investor, but he is probably the loudest. Earlier this year, Winters, whose investment group Wintergreen Advisers owns over $100 million in Coke stock lambasted the beverage...

December 23, 2014 Sony's Hacked Email Has A Lesson For All Of Us

Source: Forbes

The Sony hack, which the FBI is now blaming on North Korea, wound up exposing emails between Sony executives and others in the entertainment industry, including some embarrassing bombshells.

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