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September 18, 2014 Kingsdale’s Wes Hall gives his view on the ‘state of the proxy season’Source: Financial Post
Wes Hall, the founder and chief executive at Kingsdale Shareholder Services, a shareholder communications firm that’s very active in proxy contests, has two pieces of advice to his issuing clients: keep talking to your...
September 3, 2014 Good governance 101Source: Indian Express
The prime minister has hoisted his administration’s flag on the masthead of good governance. This is a welcome and timely objective. The question is, what does the prime minister mean by “good”? He campaigned on the slogan of...
August 29, 2014 Lessons on corporate governanceSource: Destiny Connect
Senior lecturer in Leadership and Corporate Responsibility at Gibs, Dr Gavin Price says the culture of compliance adopted within an organisation is determined by its leaders and sets a pattern for the rest of the organisation....
August 29, 2014 A new green waveSource: The Economist
BILL MCKIBBEN, an American environmentalist, once dismissed sustainability as “a buzzless buzzword”. That seems about right. A survey of 2,000 companies by the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group found...
Leading Citi’s sustainability efforts is in part about broad stakeholder and partner engagement. You have to be able to visualize impact and potential across a spectrum of constituents, as much external as internal.
August 25, 2014 Is corporate governance overrated?Source: FT.com
Alot of nonsense is talked about corporate governance. I can see why. Often, corporate governance disputes come down to colourful personalities, or noisy showdowns at annual meetings. Both make for interesting copy – just look at...
Source: JD Supra
We have all experienced that moment where, while we don’t plan on drinking that much, one jack and coke leads to another…and another…and…another, and then he bar is suddenly transformed into an intense merry go round… and, well...
August 7, 2014 The Muddled Road to Overhauling Corporate TaxesSource: NY Times
Every loophole has its lover. That’s why, despite the furor that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their taxes, it is proving so difficult to fix a corporate tax system that most everyone...
August 5, 2014 Corporate transparency: why honesty is the best policy
theguardian.com - Similarly, the îWorld Resources Instituteî has helped establish a cloud-based service that maps day-to-day changes in global forest cover. For an investor with exposure to the palm oil industry or...
July 29, 2014 What is corporate governance?Source: Business and Leadership
The word governance comes from a Latin word – gubernare – which means to steer. Cicero wrote “he that governs sits quietly at the stern and scarce is seen to stir”. Thus my colleague, Dr Collette Kirwan, has conceptualised the...
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