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December 19, 2013 Business ethics a longtime commitment

Source: The Tennessean

If love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, as the once-popular song says, then business and ethics seem to have gotten a divorce.

December 16, 2013 Why are we letting China buy American companies?

Source: NY Post

This takeover, the largest takeover of a US company by a Chinese firm, represents a precedent that will damage the American economy and cost jobs in the long run. It also may have emboldened China. Weeks after permission was...

December 10, 2013 Reeds Inc. (REED): The Case for Proxy Access & How I Voted

Source: James McRitchie, CorpGov.Net

In mid-July I e-mailed investor relations at Reeds Inc. $REEDGojiGinger_Kombucha ( asking if REED had a classified board or plurality requirements for director elections. Can shareowners call a special meeting or...

December 4, 2013 Keeping Shareholders in the Dark - Editorial

Source: NY Times

Protecting investors and ensuring proper corporate governance are the essence of the mission of the Securities and Exchange Commission. But you wouldn’t know that from the recent actions of the agency and its chairwoman, Mary Jo...

November 26, 2013 Joseph & Pharaoh: A Lesson for a Time of Climate Change

Source: Peter D. Kinder

I’ve been reading Global Crisis: War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (Yale Univ. Press, 2013) by Ohio State history professor Geoffrey Parker. [more]

November 8, 2013 The growing importance of stock exchanges in the transition to a sustainable global economy

Source: GRI Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen

Arguably the most popular debate at GRI’s Conference back in May was the penultimate session, the media-led discussion sponsored by Bloomberg. At the end the audience voted on the question: ‘Who will be the leaders of the...

November 7, 2013 Fear, Fortitude & the Future:

Source: Peter D. Kinder

We are well beyond the time when the notion of universal ownership applied solely to institutions. Of necessity, we’ve had to make asset ownership truly universal because we share the same fears and risks. We all are universal...[more]

October 24, 2013 Why business schools need business ethics

Source: Guardian

Economic inequality in society also undermines our institutions. MBA deans must find a moral voice or face a crisis of legitimacy

October 22, 2013 4 Reasons the SEC's New Ratio Test Will Not Decrease CEO Pay

Source: Huff Post

On September 18, the SEC announced the proposal of a rule intended to increase disclosure of executive compensation as part of its ongoing effort to curb the growth of CEO pay. The new rule, promulgated under Section 953(b) of...

October 17, 2013 The Bloodlust of Pundits Swirls Around Jamie Dimon

Source: NY Times

Jamie Dimon should be fired. That seems to be the conclusion of some in the pundit class about JPMorgan Chase’s chairman and chief executive. Writers, editors and bloggers have made it clear that they want his scalp: “NOW Are We...

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