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February 5, 2016 The Profit Potential In Running An Ethical BusinessSource: Forbes
Sometimes intangible topics like business ethics drive tangible issues like government regulation of an industry. Right now a battle is being fought between the financial service industry and the Department of Labor (DOL) over a...
February 5, 2016 Davos Insight: Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Drive Global Economies or Eliminate Millions of Jobs?Source: Bloomberg Business
The merger of man and technology was the main theme at Davos, highlighting how the trend could drive an unprecedented economic cycle laden with opportunities. But is this a good thing for everyone?
February 5, 2016 From Grievance to Governance: 8 Features of Transformative CampaignsSource: Demos
Transformative Campaigns are a means to create the operational alignment our progressive infrastructure needs to build a new, and specific, type of power: the power to govern based on our values. The capacities needed to govern...
February 3, 2016 Have Oil Companies Finally Had a Climate Epiphany?Source: CNS News
As world leaders gathered in Paris in December for the United Nations climate summit, many seemed surprised that several large oil companies, including BP and Shell, endorsed a carbon tax as a “key element” of any international...
February 3, 2016 Effective corporate governanceSource: MuscatDaily
All of us agree that governance is the basic pillar for the success of an organisation. It is the basic architectural design on which an organisational edifice’s soundness rests upon.
February 2, 2016 Why companies don't change - and don't want to talk about itSource: The Guardian
As anti-establishment parties and candidates gain ground with voters throughout Europe and in the United States, political leaders who continue to pursue a business-as-usual approach could find themselves looking for new jobs....
February 2, 2016 Proxy Access: Looking Back at 2015 and Ahead at 2016Source: thelegalintelligence.com
During the 2015 proxy season, one of the most prominent governance topics was the submission of proxy access proposals by shareholders. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer submitted shareholder proposals for proxy access on...
January 20, 2016 Actually, Things Are Getting BetterSource: Politico
Our national discussion of public affairs gets the line from an old Johnny Mercer song exactly backward: Rather than “accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative,” it greatly exaggerates bad news, and relentlessly ignores...
The Guardian - Nearly 3,000 mainly western men will gather at the World Economic Forum event to discuss the transformative power of technology. Addressing the worrying internet gender gap seems unlikely > 1862
January 18, 2016 US Corporate Governance: Have We Crossed the Rubicon?Source: Lexology
The general themes on the corporate governance front — shareholder activism, governance activism, scrutiny of board composition, concerns regarding board oversight of risk management, director-shareholder engagement — remain...
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