Governance

Would Your Company Pass This Stringent Good Workplace Audit?

The GoodWell ratings ranks companies based on things like gender wage gaps, wage parity between workers and CEO, and, perhaps most importantly, whether people actually like to work there.<p>Many companies claim to be good places to work. The reality to those inside the shop, however, might feel very …

The Workplace

Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

We can get rid of bad bosses once and for all. At least that’s the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology.<p>It’s called a Decentralized Autonomous Organization and it has no CEO, CFO, or VPs.<p>In fact, there’s no hierarchy at all. Of course, any time you bring …

Bitcoin

Wells Board Faces Unclear Prospects -- WSJ

The battle over Wells Fargo & Co.'s board is going down to the last possible moment, with uncertainty hanging over the re-election prospects of several directors at Tuesday's annual shareholder meeting, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>Some large institutional shareholders have yet to …

21st Century

Roadmap for Building a Business with Heart

Dr. Melodena Stephens Balakrishnan advises on how to bring your business into alignment with your values.<p>A business with heart need not be a large corporation with a strong CSR outreach program, it can be a startup that has an embedded purpose to do good. The need to look beyond profits seems to be …

Entrepreneurship

LafargeHolcim CEO's Resignation on Syria Creates Power Vacuum - Bloomberg

LafargeHolcim Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Eric Olsen resigned after two years at the helm amid a probe into operations in war-torn Syria, leaving …

21st Century

Standard Bank CEOs bagged R89m in 2016

Standard Bank’s group chief executives, Ben Kruger and Sim Tshabalala, received total remuneration of nearly R45 million each in 2016, an increase of …

Financial Services

Should employees stay connected while on vacation?

This week’s question to the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable: Should employees stay connected while on vacation? What is the expectation among your …

The Workplace

U.K. Companies Are Disclosing Gender Pay Gaps and They're Huge - Bloomberg

As British companies prepare to make public the difference between what their male and female employees earn, early reports from a handful of …

Women's News

A test of cricket's will for change

ICC news<p><i>"The changes recommended by the ICC Working Group to the constitution and financial model have been passed in principle …"</i><p>Seventeen words, …

Cricket

The jig is up for Canada’s school boards

The Ontario Public School Boards Association has a handy explainer on its website for anyone wondering why these archaic entities even exist in 2017. “School trustees play an indispensable role in preserving our democratic heritage,” it says, ignoring the elephant in the classroom.<p>The truth is that …

Education

Jupiter Asset Management face backlash after proposed 50 per cent pay increase for CEO

Jupiter Asset Management is under fire from its shareholders after attempting to give a lavish pay increase to its boss.<p>The planned 50 per cent pay …

Executive Compensation

Reliance on ‘usual suspects’ hurts effort to close CFO gender gap

The push to get more women on the executive committees of the UK’s biggest companies is being hampered by the growing practice of recruiting chief …

Women's News

Another shareholder spring: Corporate governance consultants slam executive pay ahead of investor votes at Shire, Unilever and Astrazeneca

Some of Britain’s biggest companies are set to face a fresh bout of shareholder rebellions over high levels of pay after influential corporate …

Financial Services

USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus dies at 67

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Former USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus, who led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his …

Obituaries

Politicians dodder while executives dance? – The age factor in leadership

<i>Numbers and finances expert Glynnis Carthy, could be accused of being ageist in this piece which cleverly juxtaposes the dramatically differing ages</i> …

King Salman

Bell Financial Group directors snap up stock

When directors start buying up stock it's perhaps one of the clearest signs a company is heading towards stronger earnings.<p>Three directors of …

Wall Street

Cities Can't Fix the New Urban Crisis

Not on their own, at least. To address the ever-more-complex problems afflicting cities, we’ll need a regional approach.<p>Richard Florida’s book <i>The New Urban Crisis</i> contains a number of important truths about the challenges facing America’s metropolitan areas. Chief among them is the recognition that …

Cities

How To Use Social Responsibility To Appeal To Generation Z

There has never before been a group of people as unique as Gen Z. Known for their fervent social media usage, Gen Z views companies and businesses in a drastically different way than any consumer before. To them, companies are made up of authentic people and therefore need to act as such. Part of …

Generations

CEO Daily: The Best in Business Reading

Good Morning.<p>The process of determining what prices to charge customers might sound like a subject ranking somewhere between the prosaic and the …

University of Chicago

Britain's back in favor for corporate deals despite Brexit

Britain has reclaimed its place as one of the top five countries that firms look to make deals in, just six months after dropping off the list in the …

Brexit

Global CEOs Call for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks

The 27 business leaders were convened by the World Economic Forum and include the chief executive officers of global banks, consumer goods and …

Climate Change

An anthropologist in the boardroom - Putting people first

“It is often tempting to think that the 21st-century world is so closely integrated and digitised that the issue of culture is becoming irrelevant,”</b> …

behind the scenes

Many fewer independent fund directors in Europe than the US

European mutual funds have significantly fewer independent directors than their US counterparts, fuelling concerns that asset managers’ interests are …

Banking

Nordea: ‘We are believers in active management’

CEO of Scandinavian fund house says a focus on ESG is more than just a marketing ruse

Asset Management

How The Most Productive CEOs Keep Email In Check

Not every exec hits “inbox zero”—or even tries to. There’s more than one way to keep emailing to a minimum.<p>How many hours a day do you spend sifting through your inbox? Does the idea of taking up arms against a sea of emails each morning feel hopeless? You aren’t alone. Some of the most productive …

Productivity

United's CEO just lost out on the Chairmanship of United's board

When United CEO Oscar Munoz lied about Dr David Dao, slandering the passenger that was beaten unconscious as a direct result of his employees …

Financial Regulation

The 15 highest-paying jobs in finance in the US, according to LinkedIn

It's true that there's a lot of money to be made in finance. But which positions really rake in the big bucks?<p>In order to find out, LinkedIn collected data using its Salary tool, which asks verified members to submit their salary and collects data on wages.<p>The only positions featured on the list …

Business

Infographic: The Road to IIoT Transformation

(Image courtesy of the CMO Council.)<p>The Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network has released a new report on the Industrial Internet of Things …

Internet of Things

United CEO Munoz no longer to become chairman

NEW YORK--United Airlines said Friday it no longer plans to name chief executive Oscar Munoz chairman as it revised its compensation program …

Airlines

Snapchat IPO: What's Wrong With This Picture?

<i>Editor’s Note:</i> This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of <i>Asia Asset Management</i>.<p><b>With Less Accountability to Shareholders Comes</b> …

Stocks