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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, …

'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 …

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Directors’ Watchlist

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

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 …

Brussels rallies EU states to take legal action against VW

Volkswagen faces a co-ordinated push by Brussels and national consumer agencies to sue the German company over marketing claims that diesel cars at …

Fuel Efficiency

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 …

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 …

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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. …

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 …

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> …

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 …

In a Mere 6 Weeks, Trump Alters More Than 90 Regulations

WASHINGTON — Telecommunications giants 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 …

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20th CEO Survey

Competing in an age of divergence<p>Globalisation has brought many benefits, but also downsides. With greater convergence has come greater divergence in …

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7 ways to improve the AGM

<b>The annual general meeting has come under fire for not staying relevant in the contemporary corporate governance environment. Australian Institute of</b> …

Fed supervisor looks beyond governance guide on risk

Evolving Shareholder Engagement - Corporate Governance

,February 28, 2017,<p>Evolving Ways of Shareholder Engagement is Part 4 of my coverage of the <b>Corporate Directors Forum</b> 2017 in San Diego <b>@corpdirforum</b>, …

CEO Pay Levels

This Research Spotlight provides a summary of the academic literature on CEO pay levels in the United States. It reviews the evidence of:<p>Long-term …

Governance

10 Practices for Improving the Risk Assessment Process

<i>Jim DeLoach</i><p>Effective risk assessment is fundamental to the management and oversight of risk. While the risk assessment process must be tailored to …

Governance

Study examines CEO influence on corporate political activity

A new study by Bruce Rudy, assistant professor of management at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), examines the influence corporate CEOs …

Governance

A Look at Board Composition: How Does Your Industry Stack Up?

Paula Loop is Leader of the Governance Insights Center at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This post is based on a PwC publication by Ms. Loop and Terry …

Adding a touch of spice to annual reports

You may recall that a good few blogs back, we touched on the great work a UK-based organisation, Eden Project, has done in consistently producing …

21st Century

Diversity Starter Kit for CEOs

We’ve developed the JBC Diversity Starter Kit for CEOsSM as a step-by-step guide for facilitating the D&I conversation with your CEO. The starter kit …

Recruitment

Why commercial real estate investors are looking to resilience rather than yields - Cities Today - Connecting the world's urban leaders

<i>Investment strategies are usually based on market fundamentals such as yields and vacancy rates. But is resilience–how a city bounces back from</i> …

Investors push corporate boards to add women, people of color

<b>By Jeff Green and Emily Chasan,</b> <i>Bloomberg News</i><p>Slowly but steadily, investors continue to let corporate boards know that “male, pale and stale” doesn’t …

Governance

Code of Corporate Governance is only half the battle

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the organizations that collaborated with it in the production of the newly-released Code of …

Governance

Should chairmen become CEO within the same company? - Corporate Governance UK

Corporate governance restricts opportunities for chief executives to take on a dual role as chair. But is there any evidence to suggest the …