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Corporate Governance

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24 Sep 2012

Data barns in a farm town, gobbling power and flexing muscle

The technology giant created a stir here in 2006 when it bought about 75 acres of bean fields to build a giant data center, a digital warehouse to support various Internet services.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during the first day of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI) in New York, September 23, 2012. The CGI, which runs through September 25, was created by President Clinton in 2005 to gather global leaders to discuss solutions to the world's problems.Credit: REUTERS

24 Sep 2012

Clinton summit highlights good business practices

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton opened his annual philanthropic summit on Sunday by urging business leaders to do more to alleviate poverty and improve the environment.


21 Sep 2012

Revolts over top pay see fewer bosses get rises.

Freeze in basic salary at half of FTSE 100 firms following sustained pressures from shareholders


21 Sep 2012

The power to change, the need to change

In 2001 the International Business Leaders Forum and SustainAbility analyzed the power of corporate boards and identified steps for “mobilizing board leadership to deliver sustainable value to markets and society”.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange near the Goldman Sachs stall in this July 16, 2010 file photo. Ratings agency Moody's downgraded 15 of the world's biggest banks on June 21, 2012, lowering credit ratings by one to three notches to reflect the risk they face from volatile capital markets activities. Picture taken July 16, 2010. To match story FINANCIAL-MOODYS.Credit: REUTERS

19 Sep 2012

Goldman Sachs’ foray into impact investing

Goldman Sachs’ $9.6 million investment in a New York City program last month aimed at preventing re-incarceration of youth at Riker’s Island, is structured as the United States first ever “social impact bond”.


19 Sep 2012

Japan downgraded in governance survey for lack of board reform

Japan was downgraded in a biennial survey of corporate governance in Asia on Wednesday to rank equal fourth with Malaysia after a move to require companies to appoint at least one independent director was squashed by a business lobby.


18 Sep 2012

Firms in EU face joint checks in auditing shake-up

European Union lawmakers proposed on Tuesday that companies should have two auditors to check their books, beefing up proposals to boost competition and standards in the audit market.


18 Sep 2012

CSR at 20: An interview with BSR’s Aron Cramer

Corporate social responsibility is entering its third decade as a mainstream business movement, at least as measured by the history of BSR, the organization formed in 1992 as Business for Social Responsibility, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It’s a good time to take stock — of the organization, the movement, and the trends shaping its future.

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17 Sep 2012

Honda, Ford spearhead new conflict minerals reporting tool

Managing a web of suppliers isn’t easy. Now companies have an added responsibility: collecting reports from said suppliers on whether they use conflict minerals from war-stricken parts of Africa in their products.


17 Sep 2012

Socially Responsible Investments: How Do They Stack Up?

So socially responsible investment sounds like a great way to save the world, but that’s not everyone’s goal. You’re an investor, not a philanthropist. So, you might ask how so-called “responsible” stocks or funds compare to the broader market. Let’s take a look.

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