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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...

March 26, 2015 Why this Wal-Mart gun lawsuit could change everything for the company

Source: Fortune

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: BDO

Source: 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 change

Source: 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 Problem

Source: 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...

March 12, 2015 How Michael Jordan Still Makes $100 Million A Year

Source: Forbes

Hoops icon Michael Jordan qualified for Forbes’ annual billionaires list for the first time this year with a net worth of $1 billion thanks to soaring NBA franchise values. The Charlotte Hornets are Jordan’s biggest asset, with...

March 12, 2015 Can Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Surpass Exxon Mobil Corporation To Become The Third-Biggest US Listed Company' - According to Mr. Howard Silverblatt at the îStandard and Poorâsî (S&P) Dow Jones Indicesâ, Exxon Mobil has not dropped out of the position of three biggest US-based publicly listed...

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