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Corporate Governance

19 Nov 2012

Natural resources can affect value of sovereign bonds – UNEP

Countries’ natural resources should be considered when assessing sovereign credit risk as their worth can affect the underlying value of sovereign bonds, the United Nations’ Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday.

16 Nov 2012

EADS launches external review of corruption rules

European aerospace and defence group EADS has launched an external review of its anti-corruption rules.

16 Nov 2012

U.S. SEC finds problems in review of credit-raters

Annual examination of credit rating agencies finds failures in internal ratings processes.

15 Nov 2012

Assets involved in SRI jumps significantly

U.S. assets invested based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria increased nearly 30 percent to $3.314 trillion at year-end 2011 from 2009, US SIF reports.

15 Nov 2012

Global Reporting Initiative – Annual Report 2011/12

GRI’s Annual Report 2011/12 combines two formerly separate GRI reports: its annual sustainability report and its annual activity report, the Year in Review. The reasons for this combination are simple: usability and completeness.

15 Nov 2012

Sustainability and safety: new solutions in the cloud

SAP launches new cloud-based solutions to help clients comply with safety and sustainability requirements.

14 Nov 2012

EU drops planned board gender quota for softer pressure

The European Commission has dropped a plan to force firms to give 40 percent of non-executive board positions to women in favour of a less drastic obligation.

14 Nov 2012

U.S broker-dealers scrutinized for anti-laundering compliance in Venezuelan currency swaps

Regulators ask U.S. broker-dealers tough questions about mitigating money laundering and sanctions risks associated with a currency exchange system run by the Venezuelan government.

13 Nov 2012

Accountants guilty of ignoring material ‘natural capital’ risks

Almost half of firms regard their relationship with so-called natural capital as a “material issue” for their business.

13 Nov 2012

Oracle loses pay vote

Software giant Oracle suffers an embarrassing defeat on executive compensation policy last week.