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Source: Channel News Asia
Corporate governance has improved among public-listed companies in Singapore, when compared against their regional peers. This is according to initial findings from the 2013 ASEAN Corporate Governance scorecard.
April 4, 2014 2014 Proxy Season Shows Increased Investor Attention to Board Composition and Director AccountabilitySource: PR Web
An emerging dynamic of the 2014 proxy season is the move toward a greater focus on board effectiveness. Investors—through direct engagement, letters to boards and shareholder proposals—are increasingly communicating their...
Source: Globe and Mail
Investors who manage money for pension funds and other institutions are growing more combative, increasing the number of times they vote against companies on issues such as electing directors or approving executive pay.
March 26, 2014 Senate Report: Target Could Have Prevented Massive HackSource: National Journal
Senate investigators accused Target on Tuesday of making serious missteps that allowed hackers to steal millions of credit card numbers from its system. Target "missed a number of opportunities… to stop the attackers and prevent...
February 28, 2014 Corporate governance big issue for investors: SurveySource: BusinessTimes
Corporate governance is an important criterion while investing, says a survey by proxy advisory firm Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) titled 'Institutional Investors' Attitudes to Corporate Governance'. The survey...
February 24, 2014 Investor confidence takes a tumble over corporate governance, volatility -AustraliaSource: The Conversation
An overwhelming proportion of investors want the introduction of a rating system to identify poorly governed companies, according to a new survey. And over 80% of those polled said they would stay away from companies if they...
January 8, 2014 Determining Executive Pay: Boards Need to Assess CEOs' Behavior, Not Only Their PerformanceSource: PR Newswire
"Everyone expects boards to assess the performance of CEOs when determining their pay, but they must also assess the manner in which the CEO performs," says executive compensation expert Bruce R. Ellig, author of the...
December 18, 2013 New Report On Global Corporate Sustainability Practices Shows Talkers Outnumber The DoersSource: International Business Times
In their quest to pursue growth and profits, many companies focus on reputation management alone while ignoring sustainable practices, which, according to a new report, is one of the most vital aspects of surviving in a crowded...
December 16, 2013 Gender Diversity Survey—2013 Proxy Season ResultsSource: Mondaq
The Fenwick & West Gender Diversity Survey provides exclusive insight into women's participation in leadership positions of the companies included in the Standard & Poor's 100 Index (S&P 100) and the high-technology and life...
December 11, 2013 Corporate Disclosures Ignore Financial Benefits of Board Diversity
Social Funds - A new report from îThe Corporate Libraryî finds that corporate compliance with disclosure requirements on diversity has been vague, while studies indicate a financial benefit. SocialFunds.com -- 2010...
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