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Corporate Governance

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23 Oct 2012

Santander Brasil Tops Newsweek’s Global Green Rankings; IBM Leads U.S.

Topping the global list this year is Banco Santander Brasil (NYSE:BSBR), earning a “Green Score” of 85.7 from Newsweek.

22 Oct 2012

Bank of Scotland fined $6.8 mln for mortgage errors

Britain’s financial regulator has fined Bank of Scotland (BoS) 4.2 million pounds ($6.8 million) for failures in its systems which meant it held inaccurate mortgage records for 250,000 of its customers.

22 Oct 2012

US aluminium giant Alcoa says it’s leading the way

Extractive industries have a bad reputation when it comes to sustainability, but as demand continues, one company says it is actively looking ‘beyond compliance’ to reduce its environmental impact.

18 Oct 2012

UK to legislate reforms of Libor

Britain will change the law to reform the Libor interest rate that was rigged by Barclays and other banks, the country’s finance ministry said on Wednesday.

18 Oct 2012

South Africa’s “richest tribe” offers platinum model

While South African mining companies try to halt the spread of deadly labor strife, a kingdom that partly governs a small stretch of the country’s platinum belt has managed to transform mineral wealth into social stability.

18 Oct 2012

Integrated reporting will hand back more trust to investors

The IIRC is developing the first internationally accepted framework to enable businesses to show more sustainable practices.

18 Oct 2012

Positive market performance tied to corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities at publicly traded U.S. companies

Using 10 years of privately compiled data, three leading academics have tied positive market performance to corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities at major publicly traded U.S. companies. Their research has netted them the Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing, the only global prize recognizing outstanding quantitative research in the field of sustainable, responsible, impact (SRI) investing.

17 Oct 2012

EU regulators clear UK state funding for Green Investment Bank

EU regulators said on Wednesday they had given approval for 3 billion pounds ($4.8 billion) in British state aid being used for the creation of the Green Investment Bank, which is intended to spur private investment in low-carbon projects.

15 Oct 2012

Women in Europe’s Boardrooms

The European commission is threatening radical measures to increase the number of women in boardrooms.

15 Oct 2012

Business groups sue SEC over Dodd-Frank anti-bribery rule

Four business groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s new rule requiring oil, mining and gas companies to disclose payments they make to foreign governments.

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