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Lessons from Europe: How to get more women on corporate boards

6 July

U.S. companies are in a moment of self-reflection. This new-found introspection stems in large part from the #MeToo movement, which has prompted what Fortune’s Claire Zillman recently described as a “reexamination of women’s place in the (...)

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T. Rowe’s statement on shareholder activism – we speak for ourselves

26 June

T. Rowe wants to make clear that activists and other investors do not speak for them, in its June ESG Spotlight, as they share their investment philosophy on shareholder activism. Activism is defined as proxy contests, campaigns to influence (...)

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Highlights from Jamie Dimon’s interview "Managers don’t have all the answers"

22 June

The New York Times once referred to Jamie Dimon as “America’s least-hated banker.” For a Wall Street titan, that’s about as good as it gets.

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Berkshire Hathaway’s governance unique among public companies

19 June

Todd Combs, an investment officer at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., received $376,750 in total compensation last year for serving on the board of directors at JPMorgan Chase & Co. That’s nearly 140 times what Bill Gates earned as a director on the (...)

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How successful CEOs manage their middle act

15 June

Every leader understands the importance of the first hundred days or the first year in office—the period during which one must assess and diagnose, formulate a vision and a strategy, and create the early wins that build trust and legitimacy. And (...)

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Alphabet shareholders reject diversity proposal backed by employees

12 June

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s shareholders, including top executives, voted down several proposals on Wednesday, defeating campaigns to tie pay to diversity goals and to get the Google parent to provide more data about efforts (...)

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Should you join the family business?

8 June

Richard (not his real name) graduated from college on a Friday. Three days later he would start his first day on the job in his family business. The choice was not one that he gave much thought to. He’d grown up in the family wine business, which (...)

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Amazon employees are outraged by their company’s opposition to a plan to add more diversity to its board

5 June

In 2018, Amazon is a model for business excellence in many ways. But when it comes to a track record for diversity of race and gender in its highest ranks, Amazon has been a laggard — and some of its own employees have had enough. Tensions (...)

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People born in the 1980s are the worst off financially, study finds

1 June

People born in the 1980s are in danger of becoming the “lost generation” in terms of accumulating wealth, according to a study that examined how Americans today are doing compared to previous generations at their age. The “Demographics of (...)

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Key-note speaker for the upcoming conference in Izmir

31 May

We are happy to announce the second key-note speaker for the upcoming conference “CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: A NEW PERSPECTIVE IN SCHOLARLY RESEARCH” that will take place in Izmir, Turkey on October 11, 2018. Melsa Ararat, (Professor at Sabanci (...)

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Why German corporate governance is so different

29 May

For over a century, corporate governance evolved differently in Germany than in English-speaking countries: with a two-tier board system, where labor representatives often hold sway. To do business with German firms, foreigners need to (...)

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The median CEO makes 127 times more money than the median employee

25 May

Chief executives at S&P 500 companies make about 127 times what their median employee takes home, according to new data taken from about half of S&P 500 companies. This year for the first time, companies are disclosing these numbers, in (...)

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Breaking Bad to the Paradise Papers: all you need to know about money laundering

22 May

What is money laundering? In British law, money laundering is defined as the process of concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property. It is an offence to launder your own ill-gotten gains, but you can also (...)

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Subramanian Swamy pitches for abolition of income tax

18 May

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today pitched for abolition of Income Tax to ease the burden on the middle class and promote higher economic growth in the country. He said it is essentially the middle class and young generation of startup (...)

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Chinese insurer Anbang’s ex-boss jailed 18 years for fraud

15 May

Court also ordered seizure of 10.5b yuan worth of his property and suspension of his political rights for 4 years. A CHINESE court jailed the former high-flying head of troubled Anbang Insurance Group for 18 years on Thursday for defrauding (...)

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