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May 20, 2016 How Americans define the sharing economySource: Pew Research
Even though stories about services like Uber and Airbnb have put the “sharing economy” in the news, just 27% of Americans have ever heard of the term before, according to Pew Research Center’s recent survey of the new digital...
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third-leading cause of death in the United States — and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep...
Source: GRI and RobecoSAM
International sustainability standard setter GRI and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), have today released the research publication Defining What Matters: Do companies and...
April 13, 2016 Public believes executive compensation needs cuttingSource: Benefits Pro
CEOs and directors don’t necessarily agree on how to evaluate executive performance. Their opinion differs substantially from the public, and that can introduce risk into the equation.
April 12, 2016 Dodd-Frank Rule Could Restrain CEO PaySource: Accounting Today
A long-awaited regulation from the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies to disclose the ratio of the CEO’s compensation to the median pay of employees and could prove to be effective in restraining the growth of CEO pay,...
Source: London School of Economics
While the term “corporate governance” is now used universally when managerial accountability in publicly traded companies is under consideration, the term was largely unknown until the 1970s. In a recent paper, I explain how and...
March 31, 2016 New coal plants rise in 2015 despite falling consumptionSource: Carbon Brief
The fact that coal consumption has now declined for two consecutive years is a major factor in allowing carbon emissions to stall and perhaps fall in 2014 and 2015. An increasing number of plants are being retired, while many...
Everyone exposed to formaldehyde in some laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, according to a revised report issued by several government agencies. The revised report, released Tuesday, also found lifetime...
March 16, 2016 CEOs mixed on U.S. economic prospects
USA Today - CEOs from the nation's largest companies expect to step up investment but rein in hiring over the next six months, according to the Business Roundtable's first-quarter survey.
Source: The London School of Economics
Often in the discussion of global governance, if corporations are included they are seen as either subject to various international organisations’ regulatory impact/oversight or are identified as having (benign or malign)...
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