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UK insurers hit by biggest accounting shake-up in decades

UK life insurers are facing the prospect of lower and more volatile profits under the most radical shake-up of...

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

Matthias Müller, VW Chief, Is Suspected of Market Manipulation

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen’s emissions scandal reached deep into the company’s boardroom on Wednesday after German prosecutors said they were investigating Matthias Müller, the carmaker’s chief executive, on suspicion of market manipulation.<p>It is the first time that Mr. Müller has been officially …

Volkswagen

Directors' Watchlist

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

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 …

Manufacturing

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 …

San Francisco

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 …

S&P 500

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 urges legal action against VW by EU states

European Commission says group misled consumers over cars caught in emissions scandal

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 …

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. …

Orchestras

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> …

Asset managers must stamp out bad habits

In his final column as editor, Chris Newlands assesses the state of the fund industry

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 …

Trump Administration

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 …

Economics

Corporate Governance collected this story

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 …

Stanford University

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 …

Management

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