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Hank Boerner is a columnist for Accountability Central and various publications.
Hank Boerner is an widely-published author, commentator and columnist whose work appears in business and financial print and electronic publications, and on many on-line forums. He was editor of NIRI’s Investor Relations Update monthly newsletter (2007-2010) and has been a columnist for IR Update since 1998. He is Contributing Editor and corporate governance columnist for Thompson Reuter's journal, Corporate Finance Review; and editor and publisher of the Accountability Central public platform and the INSIGHTS-edge subscriber-based platform focused on Sustainability and ESG. He was the Emerging Issues columnist of Investor Relations Newsletter (Kennedy/BNA) and his commentary has appeared in The Financial Times, European Business Forum and other publications.
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January 7, 2013 Activism & Impact: Stay Tuned to These Issues in 2013Source: Hank Boerner, chairman of the Governance & Accountability Institute
Trajectory – a path a "body" (such as a comet or bullet) follows, moving under a given force, says the Oxford Dictionary. Think of the "body" as an issue – steadily building, resonating with more like-minded people, gaining...
January 1, 2013 Gaining the Edge In The Capital Markets: Does A Corporate Sustainability Profile Help?Source: Hank Boerner
We've often heard the phrase "the market is the market," which represents the long-standing assumption of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH). This decades-old theory assumes rational behavior on the part of investors in their...
December 27, 2012 New Report: S&P 500 Index Companies Step Up Sustainability ReportingSource: Hank Boerner, chairman, Governance & Accountability Instit
Companies that are measuring and managing their sustainability issues appear to perform better over the long-term in the capital markets. This is one of the important takeaways from a recent analysis conducted by the Governance &...
November 28, 2012 HANK BOERNER NAMED TO PRESTIGIOUS 2012 NACD DIRECTORSHIP 100 "PEOPLE TO WATCH" ROSTERSource: Goverance and Accountability Institute
(New York, NY) Governance & Accountability Institute is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year its chairman, Henry ("Hank") Boerner, has been named to the prestigious National Association of Corporate Directors’...
November 6, 2012 The StormSource: Hank Boerner, Chairman GAI
G&A Institute is back on line and in touch with the rest of the world. As the world now well knows, Hurricane Sandy blew through the Northeastern US states last week, causing great destruction of private property and...
November 1, 2012 The Corporate ESG Beauty Contest Continues: Recent Developments in Research And AnalysisSource: Hank Boerner
In these pages in recent months, we have called attention to the continued -and at times, quite dramatic -rise in the importance of corporate environmental management, or excellence or controversy in social or societal and...
October 29, 2012 Lessons From Past Corporate Scandals -– Market Money Talks!Source: CSR Wire
Here’s a question: does sustainability and corporate responsibility disclosure and reporting matter to investors? We’re approaching the quarter-century mark now since the question has been raised in various settings and...
September 25, 2012 Motor City's Big 3: Leading The Way On Sustainability ReportingSource: Hank Boerner, Chairman GAI, CSRWire
America’s manufacturing fortunes have long been represented by the “Big Three” auto companies – Ford Motor, General Motors and Chrysler. When WWII ended, and for the post-war prosperity era well into the late-1960s, American car...
September 1, 2012 Trendwatching: The Coming of Integrated ReportingSource: Hank Boerner
We'll be a little bold here in predicting a dramatic change in corporate disclosure and reporting. The timing is uncertain; the mood of the investors and the forward direction of the movement is much more certain. We're talking...
August 14, 2012 Sustainability Reporting & GRI Focal Point USA: One Year LaterSource: 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...
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