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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...
January 15, 2016 New report offers framework for business ethics effortsSource: BizJournal
I make two assumptions about the readers of this column: first, they care about their own ethical behavior; second, they care about the ethical climate of the company or organization they work for or lead.
January 12, 2016 Can Chipotle Stop Its Food Safety Crisis from Boiling Over?Source: Knowledge @ Walton
Denver, Colorado-based Mexican fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle has always set a food safety bar higher than industry standards. Its goal of serving food with fresh and raw ingredients that are locally sourced adds...
January 11, 2016 General Mills: A Calm Dividend Growth Port In A Violent Market StormSource: Seeking Alpha
The recent violent market overall market sell off is an event that should humble most investors. Such a sell off can wipe out years of an investor's gains or cause an investor to incur even greater losses. The swiftness of such a...
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