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GE's Board Says It Had No Idea About the CEO's Spare Plane

executives didn’t tell their board until October about a spare business jet that routinely flew for its now-retired chief executive, <i>The Wall Street</i> …

Jeff Immelt

UN forum to bring together governments and entrepreneurs for sustainable development

30 October 2017 – More than one thousand business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a United Nations forum Tuesday in …

Middle East

Why the new space race must focus on sustainability

There are roughly 1,500 satellites orbiting Earth right now, providing a wide array of data and services that are critical to human societies. They …

7 Keys to a Successful Board

Tweet this! :<p>board leadership;<br>• how the board considers and takes decisions;<br>• how these decisions are communicated, disseminated, actioned, and monitored …

Management

Scandal-hit 2 Sisters suspends chicken production at West Midlands plant

Tesco joins boycott as food group closes doors at West Bromwich plant in order to retrain workers after Guardian/ITV investigation<p>The country’s largest supplier of supermarket chicken has suspended production at one of its main processing plants after undercover filming revealed poor hygiene …

Agriculture

Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility

US ride-hailing company to appeal against ruling but new chief executive admits it is the ‘cost of a bad reputation’<p>Uber has been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that dealt a serious blow to one of Silicon Valley’s fastest rising companies and sparked an outcry from a coalition of …

Uber

KLM Brings Sustainability and Customer Care to 30,000 Feet

Reducing emissions is only the start of the Dutch air carrier KLM's quest to become a more socially responsible company.

Air France-KLM

Directors’ Watchlist

<p>Fiduciary Duties<p>Directors must guard their companies and their stakeholders against risk, keeping a constant ‘weather eye’ on global, macro, …

Governance

Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity?

Setting aside social, political, and moral reasons for encouraging a more diverse workplace, there is arguably no better incentive for promoting diversity than the premise that diverse teams and organizations are more creative. But is there actually any evidence in support of this idea? And if …

UK insurers hit by biggest accounting shake-up in decades

, Insurance Correspondent<p>UK life insurers are facing the prospect of lower and more volatile profits under the most radical shake-up of accounting …

Accounting

A 'Bloody Difficult' British Need: Factoring Basic Values Into Corporate Governance

Each passing day yields insight via the news on how our values are woven into the social and economic frameworks we create for ourselves. At times of political upheaval and rapid technological change it feels more important than ever to ensure we re-examine and affirm those values and the way in …

Brexit

VW Engineers Wanted O.K. From the Top for Emissions Fraud, Documents Show

FRANKFURT — Even after Volkswagen pleaded guilty to a nine-year conspiracy to dupe regulators and consumers, the carmaker has continued to insist that top executives played no role in the emissions fraud.<p>But internal company emails and memos, which were reviewed by The New York Times, indicate that …

Volkswagen

Study: Firms with More Women in the C-Suite Are More Profitable

While successful female leaders have made headlines in recent years — Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg, and Indra Nooyi all come to mind — they remain the exception to the rule.<p>Yet in the U.S. women make up nearly 40% of MBA graduates and 40% of managers. In many countries they make up an equal or …

Thematic Review on Corporate Governance

Available as: PDF<p>28 April 2017<p>This peer review examines the implementation of the G20/Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) …

Governance

Risk appetite in practice

From time to time, I am asked about the best risk management activity I have seen. Perhaps the best overall ERM was at SAP. I wouldn’t say it was …

Business Planning

Why is the US sending members of an alleged hate group to a UN conference on women?

Established in the 1946 charter of the United Nations, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) holds one of the largest, most important yearly events addressing progress in women’s equality on an international scale. The meetings are attended by thousands of representatives of member states, …

Rights & Freedoms

'Paris in Georgia': political salons spring up across US in push against Trump

Taking inspiration from history, groups gather in Seattle, Minneapolis, San Francisco and beyond to plan opposition and create an outlet for their concerns<p>In the suburbs of Minneapolis–St Paul, friends gather around a backyard campfire to discuss how to turn their Donald Trump anger into action.<p>In …

Networking

Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism

“Let your winners run” is one of the oldest adages in investing. One of the newest ideas is that the winners may be running away with everything.<p>Modern capitalism is built on the idea that as companies get big, they become fat and happy, opening themselves up to lean and hungry competitors who can …

Equality

Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

Meetings!<p>Those endless blocks of time during the workday in which we are given tacit approval to zone out but that we cannot skip.<p>One study estimated that American companies hold 11 million meetings daily. Another said the unproductive ones cost the country about $37 billion yearly. This amusing …

Management

Brussels rallies EU states to take legal action against VW

in Brussels and in Frankfurt<p>Volkswagen faces a co-ordinated push by Brussels and national consumer agencies to sue the German company over marketing …

21st Century

Watchdog worried climate disclosures will lead to ‘checklist mentality’ - Corporate Governance UK

Financial Reporting Council seeks a “principles-based approach” to climate change disclosure and worries recent guidance is so big companies will …

Climate

A lesson from Churchill, for boards

Churchill's honesty and candor—expressed throughout his sometimes tumultuous career—speaks volumes. Whether speaking about the difficulty of …

Churchill

Uphill Climb: Navigating the First Year of Directorship | NACD Directorship Magazine

Cover Story<p>Uphill Climb: Navigating the First Year of Directorship<p>Becoming acclimated to a new board role shouldn't be a solitary, uphill climb. …

Mountains

Boardroom diversity climbs list of priorities - Corporate Governance UK

A survey from PwC finds diversity has moved up the agenda for boards following research across two dozen countries while the firm concludes …

Watchdog to launch ‘fundamental’ review of UK governance code - Corporate Governance UK

The Financial Reporting Council has revealed it will undertake a review of the UK Corporate Governance Code once outcome of the government’s own …

Governance

Young women can be on boards, too

by Ruth Medd and Claire Braund<p><i>Women on Boards directors Ruth Medd and Claire Braund have worked together for more than 10 years. The organisation has</i> …

Governance

Asset managers must stamp out bad habits

First let me apologise. It is not often I get sentimental, but this is my last comment piece for FTfm in my capacity as editor before I move desks to …

Finance

Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Polluters and More

WASHINGTON — Giants in telecommunications, like Verizon and AT&T, will not have to take “reasonable measures” to ensure that their customers’ Social Security numbers, web browsing history and other personal information are not stolen or accidentally released.<p>Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and …

FCC