Register here.  Forgot your password?  Remember me
HomeAbout The SiteRegistration InformationVoices: Featured Commentators and Bloggers  Special Sections


Featured Content








Click Here to Subscribe to our RSS Feed

Stories Below come from our Media Partner 3BL Media - Click their logo or any of the stories for more information

Commentary & Opinion

September 11, 2012 Socially responsible investing

Source: CBS News

Whenever I hear the term "socially responsible investing," I'm typically being pitched some magical solution that is a combination of beating the market and creating social good. Also typical is that this socially responsible...

August 14, 2012 Sustainability Reporting & GRI Focal Point USA: One Year Later

Source: Hank Boerner, Chairman Governance & Accountability Institute

Focusing on the huge market we usually refer to as "Corporate America," the folks who run nonprofit Global Reporting Initiative [GRI] in Amsterdam organized a concentrated effort to encourage more U.S. companies to adopt the GRI...

August 9, 2012 Need for the right independent directors and auditors

Source: Money Life

The gross corporate misdemeanors reported by Indian and overseas financial analysts make it imperative to revisit the process of appointment of independent directors and auditors—statutory and internal

August 8, 2012 The Failure of U.S. Capitalism Is the Shareholders' Fault?

Source: Forbes

There’s been a lot of talk lately about blaming shareholders and the corporate governance movement for the failure of the capitalist economy. This makes about as much sense as claiming that all corporations are inherently evil....

August 2, 2012 Proxy Access Moves Forward: Forest Labs, Medtronic & H&R Block

Source: James McRitchie,

The cartoon at left accompanied an article entitled Where are the funds? (Pensions & Investments, 3/5/2012) P&I lamented, “instead of sitting on the sidelines, activist investors should take advantage of the opportunity to file...

July 13, 2012 2012 Proxy Access Efforts

Source: James McRitchie,

As Glyn Holton reported last week, the SEC denied no-action requests from Forest Labs ($FRX) and Medtronic ($MDT). (SEC Delivers For Shareowners On Proxy Access, 6/29/2012). Therefore, shareowners will get an opportunity to vote...

June 15, 2012 Shareholder Activism Reaches an Inflexion Point: A Conversation with ICCR's Laura Berry

Source: CSRWire

This is shaping up to be a remarkable year for shareholder activism. Longtime activists are being joined in droves by mainstream investors who in the past have stood on the sidelines. Leadership at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and...

June 7, 2012 Activists take heart in Wal-Mart results

Source: The Deal Pipeline

A series of shareholder initiatives directed at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. by institutional investors was defeated at the company's annual meeting on June 1, including efforts to deny the reappointment of 16 directors to the Wal-Mart...

May 23, 2012 Are companies ready for the new activist shareholder?

Source: CNN Money

FORTUNE -- Exposing fibs, exaggerations and indiscretions -- routinely used to undercut or derail political careers -- is migrating to the corporate world as a new tactic for unhappy shareholder activists to win changes they seek...

May 14, 2012 Impact Investing: Will It Make a Difference?

Source: US News and World Report

About a year ago, the New Hampshire Charitable Trust asked us if some Tuck students would be interested in helping them investigate best practices in the new and emerging field of Impact Investing. Our first question was: what do...

Displaying results 71 to 80 out of 270

[What would you find useful here?]

Please send suggestions to:


Published by


Published by Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
Design & Contents Copyright © 2005 - 2015
By G&A Institute unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
Accountability-Central is a service mark of G&A Institute, Inc.
New York, New York, USA

Email | Web