Tag Archives: Nell Minow

Rotten Culture: What Others Are Saying

Please note: this is a supplement to “Diamonds and Rust: The Need for Ethical Climate Change in Banking“, posted 9 July 2012 If you don’t understand what all the Libor fuss is about, here are some exemplary explainers and commentaries. … Continue reading

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Proxy Resolutions, Shareholder Engagement, and Buggy Whips

Part One of Two Parts The TakeAway: Proxy resolutions continue to influence corporate behavior on social policy and corporate governance, but proponents need to explore additional forms of engagement, including social media and other digital means. It’s the day after … Continue reading

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Radical Transparency: The Challenge to Sustainability and Democracy

The TakeAway: Reams of information released by WikiLeaks and the Federal Reserve challenge us to rethink our duties to promote sustainable accountability and representative democracy. Debates on the recent WikiLeaks / Federal Reserve data dumps concentrate on the supply side … Continue reading

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Sustainability News Roundup

The TakeAway: BP’s transparency, the power of proxy advisory firms, and uncontrolled campaign spending BP disaster: truth or “integrated spin”?  | Today’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal report that Halliburton knowingly supplied “unstable” cement to BP to seal … Continue reading

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NOTABLE PEOPLE: Bob Monks and the Battle to Change Corporate America

The TakeAway: Bob Monks believes new corporate governance reforms fall short, but digital tools can help advance accountability goals. Robert A.G. Monks has a long history of pioneering work on corporate accountability.  From his tenure as first Department of Labor … Continue reading

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Bad Boys, Bad Governance

The TakeAway: Lapses in Personal Ethical Conduct Often Point to Bad Corporate Governance Late last Friday, in case you missed it, Hewlett-Packard fired its CEO Mark Hurd, amidst charges of improper behavior.  Michelle Leder of footnoted.org noted that HP buried … Continue reading

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Board Diversity, Elitism, and Performance: What Works Best?

Part Two of Two Parts The TakeAway: Can Diverse Boards Avoid Pitfalls of Directors Spread Too Thin, And Enhance Performance? Yesterday we described the Mad Men effect on corporate boards sorely lacking gender diversity.  Today, we continue our discussion, placing … Continue reading

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