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Corporate Governance, News and Updates on Corporate Governance
Before the late-2001 financial implosion at Enron " Fortune's 7th largest of the famed 500 " resulted literally in the disappearance of that Houston-based corporation, and before the largest corporate bankruptcy filing in history " WorldCom in 2002 " few people in the United States regularly used the term "corporate governance."
News & Updates
January 20, 2020 China’s Embrace of ESG Is Threat to Real Sustainable InvestingSource: The Epoch Times
ESG investing reaches an inflection point. Will the standards have real bite to effect change at companies, or become an irrelevant article for portfolio managers to simply “check the box” and move on?
January 16, 2020 America’s CFOs Are Warning Of A Recession. Here’s Why That’s An Important IndicatorSource: Forbes
Recession fears are again on the rise, with the vast majority of chief financial officers bracing for an economic downturn in 2020—and historical data shows that trends of declining optimism among America’s financial executives...
January 16, 2020 Manufacturing should bounce back in 2020Source: Axios
Investors and industry insiders see the sector mounting a comeback in 2020 as the trade war and tariffs are expected to recede, global demand is expected to increase and companies begin to reroute their supply chains.
Research & Insights
Mapping these issues to the SDGs’ targets enabled us to assess how each industry is creating or destroying value for society while focusing on those ESG issues that create value for shareholders.
October 16, 2019 More large-scale investors are skittish about an ESG strategy at the expense of returns: surveySource: MarketWatch
That is according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s RY, +0.53% fourth annual survey on responsible investing, which found that 18% of institutional investors globally said an environmental, social and governance strategy will...
By the end of this year, 12,000 stores are projected to close, and Amazon stands to benefit, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.
Commentary & Opinion
December 24, 2019 Opinion: Why higher stock prices, a strong economy and Trump’s re-election are likely in 2020Source: MarketWatch
December 2019 is the exact opposite of December 2018 for stock investors. Instead of overtightening, as it did back then, the Federal Reserve is accelerating the growth of its balance sheet.
Imagine there’s no trade deal and that the U.S.-China battle is left to rumble on through most of next year instead.
November 27, 2019 Opinion: Intel sticks some coal in Dell and HP’s Christmas stockingsSource: MarketWatch
HP Inc. HPQ, -0.45% and Dell Technologies Inc. DELL, -3.40% both admitted Tuesday that they expect a negative impact on their future results as a result of chip shortages for which Intel apologized last week.
Special Focus Book
Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability
A new book by Hank Boerner and Mark Sickles of the Governance & Accountability Institute. Click here for more information.
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