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Corporate Governance

25 Sep 2012

WWF launches impressive guide for responsible commodities investing

By André Chanavat | 25 September 2012 Today’s launch of the World Wildlife Fund’s The 2050 criteria guide to responsible investment in agricultural, forest, and seafood commodities should be commended for […]

25 Sep 2012

The 2050 Criteria Guide to Responsible Investment in Agricultural, Forest, and Seafood Commodities

In short, we need 1.5 Earths in order to regenerate humanity’s annual demand on nature in a sustained fashion. If everyone lived like the average American, we would need four Earths.

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.

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”.

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.