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Source: The Metropolitian Corporate Counsel
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This caps over a year of intense activity by the House and Senate to address the causes of the financial crisis and...
August 2, 2010 With Friends Like This ...Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
IS it a blinding statement of the obvious to say that trust in the world’s banks has suffered lately? Indeed, just when you think you’re ready to move past the steady drumbeat of disconcerting revelations, something else crops up...
July 30, 2010 It’s signed, now for the hard part: what your board needs to know about corporate governance and executive compensation provisions in the Dodd-Frank ActSource: Lexology
The wait for financial regulatory reform legislation is over. President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd Frank Act) into law on July 21, 2010. The Dodd Frank Act, while...
July 28, 2010 A Study in Executive CompensationSource: Seeking Alpha
The New York Times’ DealBook, edited by Andrew Ross Sorkin, recently carried an amazing headline, “Study: Boards Use Peers to Inflate Executive Pay.” And in this remarkable study we find the following:
Source: WBEZ Blog
So the big news coming out of the Gulf of Mexico today isn’t about oil, engineering, or meteorology. It’s about leadership – specifically Tony Hayward’s future as CEO of BP. For months now, Hayward has been blasted for the Gulf...
July 20, 2010 Balancing Compensation Amid Economic WoesSource: Health Leaders Media
From all indications, the nation is emerging—however slowly—from the worst recession since the Great Depression. Although the brightening economic outlook will be welcomed, it also creates a new set of challenges as nonprofit...
July 20, 2010 Eleven Things I’ve Learned About SustainabilitySource: Triple Pundit - Saybrook University
The following is a guest post by our friends at Saybrook University’s Organizational Systems Program (a 3p sponsor) – designed for students who want to understand the nature of organizations, collaborative practices, and...
July 19, 2010 Why Do Boards Fail?Source: Fresh BusinessThinking.com
Reflecting on some spectacular corporate governance failures, Bridget Biggar, Director of HR consulting firm Management Intelligence, argues that it is time to put Boards under the same performance criteria as other management...
July 19, 2010 Should shareholder proposals serve as an early warning system for emerging risks and retail challenges?Source: CSR Wire
The socially responsible investment community views the shareholder resolution process as a vehicle for allowing investors to raise and debate issues that may eventually impinge on the corporate bottom line. However, a recent...
July 16, 2010 Pension funding relief: how it works and why your executive compensation, dividend and stock buy-back practices may erode your potential reliefSource: Lexology
The Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-192; H.R. 3962) (the “Act”) gives plan sponsors the opportunity to elect one of two methods for determining their defined...
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