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Song of Sorrow or Call to Arms? Four Stratagems to Improve Our Politics

The TakeAway: While extremist politics dominate Washington, financial markets continue to seize, and US credit-worthiness takes a beating, advocates of sustainability and good governance need to stop moping and get off the bench. Here are four stratagems to reverse the … Continue reading

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The Sustainability Ratings Industrial Complex: Breaking the Hold

The TakeAway: The recent launch of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings seeks to bring some order, quality, and accountability to the diverse and booming growth industry of sustainability ratings and rankings—also a topic of the online “SustyChat3” among experts, … Continue reading

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Stepping Toward Corporate Sustainability Footprinting

Guest Commentary by Bill Baue, Contributor and Curator, The Murninghan Post The TakeAway: Corporate sustainability ratings and reports don’t really tell us if a company is sustainable, but sustainability footprinting takes a step in the right direction. I challenge you: … Continue reading

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Proxy Resolutions, Shareholder Engagement, and Buggy Whips

Part Two of Two Parts The TakeAway: Shareholder engagement is on the rise, but can benefit from “transmedia mobilization”—that is, a greater understanding, adoption, and experimentation with a range of digital tools, including (but not restricted to) social media. As … Continue reading

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Scaling Pains at AccountAbility

The TakeAway: AccountAbility Standards Board resigns en masse, while the UK standard-setter for sustainability assurance and stakeholder engagement pledges to stay true to its mission. Last week, the voluntary Standards Board (SB) at AccountAbility resigned en masse in a letter … Continue reading

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A Rebirth of Wisdom

The TakeAway: Revived British Initiative May Strengthen Board Role in Social and Environmental Oversight We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the UK’s new Coalition Government has quietly exhumed the Operating and Financial Review (OFR), a policy for expanding corporate … Continue reading

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The Future of Good Governance

July is the month to celebrate democracy’s journey—Independence Day in the US,  Bastille Day in France ten days later.  Too bad democracy’s core values aren’t enacted, even though they’re embedded in our corporate governance system of checks and balances.  Fortunately … Continue reading

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The Murninghan Post Launches!

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Murninghan Post, which we’re creating as a gathering place for information, ideas, deliberation, and strategic action on matters pertaining to the reform of our corporate structures and capital markets. The aim is bold … Continue reading

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