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    1. CEOs and the Pay-'Em-or-Lose-'Em Myth

      CEOs and the Pay-'Em-or-Lose-'Em Myth

      Corporations are forever defending big executive paydays. If we don't pay up, the argument goes, our sharpest minds will jump to our rivals. Now, there are good reasons for rewarding top executives. The decisions they make are so crucial to their companies that the priority should be to hire competent people rather than scrimp on pay. But a study released last week pretty much drives a stake through that old "pay 'em or lose 'em" line — what you might call the brain-drain defense. It also debunk

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    2. Shareholder activism: James Copland on 'This Week in the Boardroom'

      James Copland, director of Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy discussed the release of Proxy Monitor 2012: A Report on Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism on NYSE-Euronext's This Week in the Boardroom, a weekly on-demand webcast program "designed to educate board members and C-suite executives on topics/issues that impact their operational and strategic decisions." Reviewing the recently expanded ProxyMonitor.org database of shareholder proposals from Fortune 200 companies,

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    3. How Women Can Change Corporate Boards: The Effects of Achieving a Critical

      This post was co-authored and submitted to The Race to the Bottom by Anna Catalano and Nick Slavin. Ms. Catalano serves on the boards of directors of Mead Johnson Nutrition, Willis Group Holdings, Chemtura, and Kraton Polymers.  Her leadership blog can be found here.  Mr. Slavin is a corporate attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.  His firm profile can be found here. As the number of qualified women in the corporate director candidate pool grows, companies are reconsidering the

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    4. DST Improves Corporate Governance, But Issues Linger

      News hit that DST Systems, Inc. (DST)'s CEO Thomas A. McDonnell is retiring, and investors bought shares in the information processing and software services company. While DST has taken steps in recent months that could resolve some red flags about its corporate governance, McDonnell's successor, Stephen C. Hooley, is a company insider who will inherit ongoing issues. DST said Hooley is CEO effective September 12. He had worked at State Street Corp. for eleven years before January 2004, when he

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    5. GMI Ratings Governance Update | Bank of America

      Bank of America (BAC) still hasn’t cleaned up its act. While the Charlotte, N.C.-based financial services heavyweight recently took the laudable step of adding two more women to its board, all four of the new directors it named are associated with controversial companies. The management’s poor corporate governance puts Bank of America at high risk of experiencing regulatory problems, which continue unabated. The bank’s financial data gives it an AGR® score of 8, indicating higher accounting and

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    6. Corporate Responsibility Spotlight: AT&T

      Telecom giant AT&T ( ) may not be the first company that comes to mind for a socially responsible investor, although it has made great strides in corporate responsibility. Having recently released its 2011 Sustainability Report, AT&T makes a great candidate for scrutiny. First, we will check out the positives in environmental, social, and governance aspects, then move on to the negative sides of the company. The Good Stuff: Environmental Since releasing its first Social Responsibility Report in

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    7. Bridgestone Global Partners Reiterates Its Assurance to Good Governance

      London, United Kingdom, September 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The corporate governance orientation program organized by the HRD in cooperation with the Finance Department brought together members of the boards of directors, corporate executives, and department heads. The program is in compliance with President Robert Campbell’s MO furthering corporate governance among branches, partners, and alliances. It likewise helped the leaders and participants to develop a better appreciation for corporate gover

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    8. China Hydroelectric Corporation Issues A Third Letter to Its Shareholders Concerning Recent Actions by a Minority ...

      NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) (the "Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it has issued the...

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    9. OSFI Releases Draft Revised Corporate Governance Guidelines: The Ongoing

      On August 7, 2012, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released for public comment draft revisions to its Guideline on Corporate Governance (Draft Guideline) for Federally-Regulated Financial Institutions (FRFIs).  A copy of the Draft Guideline can be accessed here. Industry participants wishing to comment must do so by September 14, 2012. Background Since the financial crisis, corporate governance has become an increased area of focus for regulators in the financia

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    10. PwC study finds corporate directors pursue change and drive to accelerate

      progress, but challenges persist By PwC US PwC US Last modified: 2012-09-12T20:25:59Z Published: Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2012 - 1:25 pm Copyright 2012 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 -- NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant changes in corporate governance are impacting boardroom dynamics, compelling directors to

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    11. Electrical retailer Darty faces shareholder rebellion

      Electrical retailer Darty faces shareholder rebellion

      Company faces showdown with investors after admitting mistake over way it disclosed bonus for chief executive One of the year's biggest shareholder rebellions over boardroom pay could be on the cards at the electrical retailer Darty, which has admitted to a mistake over the way it disclosed a bonus for its chief executive. Darty faces a showdown with investors after its acknowledgement that an ...

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