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November 25, 2015 Is "Business Ethics" An Oxymoron?

Source: Fast Company

Economics rests on an assumption of rational self-interest, yet that's the very principle that seems to reduce ethical conduct. Over a dozen studies have shown how having money in the room or just thinking about money leads to...

November 25, 2015 Costs of Including Accounting Performance Goals in Executive Compensation

Source: CBS St.Louis

How is firm performance related to executive compensation goals? Using a large dataset of performance goals employed in incentive contracts we study this question.

November 20, 2015 U.S. falls to 28th on global gender equality list

Source: USA Today

USA Today - Iceland ranked the highest in a recent World Economic Forum report on gender equality. The United States fell to 28th place on a yearly list of the world's most and least equal countries for men and ... > 1862

November 20, 2015 Keep Your Word To Earn Trust And Boost Performance

Investors Business Daily - It's good business too. Studies show that trustworthy companies make more money than those that aren't believable in the eyes of employees and customers, says Barbara Kimmel, CEO of Trust Across...

November 2, 2015 Nine out of ten companies failing to plan for low-carbon economy despite recognising need to tackle climate change

Source: Independent (UK)

Nine out of 10 companies are failing to plan ahead for a low-carbon economy despite recognising they have a duty to tackle climate change, according to new research. More than a third of business leaders (38 per cent) do not see...

October 28, 2015 Trust! – the magazine’s introductory “Showcase of Service Providers”

Source: Trust Across America

Trust! That’s the title digital magazine of the Trust Across America organization. The Fall 2015 issue is out with the introduction of TAA’s “Showcase of Services Providers.” This the first anniversary issue and Governance &...

October 21, 2015 Top 10 Best-Performing CEOs in the World

Microfinance Monitor - While Sorensen was rated high in ESG, î??Sustainalyticsî?? defended the high rank saying Novo Nordisk benefits from its decision to offer insulin at a steep discount to consumers in developing...

October 21, 2015 25 jobs with the best work-life balance

Source: Chicago Tribune

A new analysis by the careers website Glassdoor finds that tech and engineering jobs are among the best-ranked careers for workers who want to find some kind of balance between their professional and personal lives.

September 25, 2015 Corporate governance: Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners

Source: ValueWalk

Passive Investors, Not Passive Owners, a study by Ian R. Appel, Todd A. Gormley, and Donald B. Keim examined whether passive institutional investors, like Vanguard and Dimensional Fund Advisors do influence firms and if they care...

September 14, 2015 The Corporate Governance Preferences Of Institutional Investors

Source: ValueWalk

We survey institutional investors to better understand their role in the corporate governance of firms. Consistent with a number of theories we document widespread behind-the-scenes intervention as well as governance-motivated...

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