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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."

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News & Updates

October 17, 2018 Oil Prices Under Pressure As U.S. Shale Supply Soars

Source: Oil

The big story in oil markets this week has been the escalating tension between the United States and Saudi Arabia, with many analysts suggesting that crude prices could head even higher if the fued reaches a boiling point.

October 17, 2018 Trump Wants Pharma Companies to Disclose Drug Prices in Advertisements

Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

The CEPSA listing was targeted in four Spanish exchanges – Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, and Valencia. The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) fully purchased CEPSA in 2011. IPIC eventually merged into Mubadala.

October 17, 2018 Job openings pass 7 million for the first time

Source: The Hill

U.S. employers had over seven million unfilled jobs on the last business day in August for the first time on record, according to numbers the Labor Department released Tuesday.

Research & Insights

September 27, 2018 Does corporate responsibility really matter to graduates?

Source: Irish Times

Does corporate social responsibility (CSR) matter to graduates? According to 2017 studies from Deloitte and PwC, it does, with 49 per cent of millennials saying they have turned down jobs that conflict with their personal ethics.

September 19, 2018 Would You Bank with Amazon?

Source: Moneyish

Nearly two in three Amazon Prime customers (65%) say they would sign up to try a free online Amazon bank account with 2% cash back on purchases through the e-commerce site, according to a recent Bain & Co. survey of 6,000 U.S....

September 10, 2018 U.S. News revamps formula for its latest college rankings

Source: Politico

U.S. News and World Report is changing the formula for its widely read college rankings to reward schools that enroll and graduate more students from low-income families — a year after a POLITICO report showed that the rankings...

Commentary & Opinion

October 11, 2018 Is good corporate governance your firm’s cornerstone?

Source: Business Africa Business

Corporate governance is the corner stone of any good business. It encompasses the processes, practices and policies that a company relies on to make formal decisions. When executed effectively, it can prevent corporate scandals,...

October 8, 2018 Sustainability is critical to modern manufacturing

Source: The Hill

Manufacturers across the United States are innovating and redefining processes to create more sustainable operations. By making sustainability a top priority, they are helping ensure the longevity of not only the sector but also...

October 3, 2018 Why is policy management integral to governance, risk and compliance'

Source: IT News Africa

Policy Management is critical to any organisation as policies and procedures establish boundaries of behaviour for individuals, processes, relationships, and transactions. By definition, Governance, Risk and Compliance is...

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Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

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