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    1. Good governance starts at the board room table

      Good governance starts at the board room table

      * Print * Email Also in Irish * Big boost as Moody's and Fitch upbeat on economy * Ryanair bullish over Aer Lingus buyout * No pension cuts for 'public interest' directors at banks * State to raise €500m in 'bills' auction * Bank melts into cyberspace as branches shut Irish Home Thursday November 15 2012 As we continue to rumble through the aftermath of the global financial crisis and the ever-changing set of uncertainties in the markets, the euroz

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    2. Board Evaluation Practices in UK and Italy

      Board Evaluation Practices in UK and Italy

      Board Evaluation – Comparative Analysis 2012 Report Executive Summary For full report, please contact info@criscipartners.net By law and regulation, the role of the director is to represent the best interests of the corporation. A board of directors has no hierarchical structure; it is made up of members possessing diverse high-level knowledge and collegial responsibility. Board behaviour and effectiveness are becoming increasingly visible to investors, as well as all other stakeholders. Befor

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    3. SandRidge Energy Has Had Poor Corporate Governance For Years

      SandRidge Energy Has Had Poor Corporate Governance For Years

      A shareholder in SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) said the Oklahoma oil and natural gas company should find new management, making complaints about various issues including "appalling" corporate governance. We have warned for more than a year about SandRidge's high risk in this area, and its financial statements continue to reflect problematic accounting and board composition, among other things. TPG-Axon, which holds a 4.5% stake in SandRidge, sent a letter on Nov. 8 to the board outlining offenses

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    4. Proposal on increasing Gender Equality in the Boardrooms of Listed Companies

      Proposal on increasing Gender Equality in the Boardrooms of Listed Companies

      The European Commission has taken action to break the glass ceiling that continues to bar female talent from top positions in Europe’s biggest companies. The Commission proposes legislation with the aim of attaining a 40% objective of the under-represented sex in non-executive board-member positions in publicly listed companies, with the exception of small and medium enterprises. Currently ...

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    5. Aetna's Lead Director Edward J. Ludwig Named to 2012 NACD Directorship 100

      “Ed has exhibited his commitment to the highest principles of board leadership in the nine years he has served on our Board,” said Aetna Chairman, CEO and President Mark T. Bertolini. “He has earned this prestigious honor from the NACD, and we thank him for his dedication and hard work on behalf of Aetna’s shareholders.” “The NACD Directorship 100 honorees represent the most influential leaders who set the right tone in the boardroom, enabling sustainable growth and innovation around the globe,”

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    6. Latifa al Bimany to speak at Arab women's forum

      MUSCAT — Omani corporate governance expert Latifa al Bimany will be delivering her speech on the ‘Role of Women in Boardroom’ at the two-day 3rd Arab Women Leadership Forum, which begins on November 19. Latifa will be one of the speakers in the second panel discussion on the first day of the Forum, according to a press note from the organisers, Dubai Women Establishment (DWE). Al Bimany is a Corporate Governance specialist for the Oman Centre for Corporate Governance and is a frequent speaker on

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    7. GMI Ratings Governance Issue | SandRidge Energy, Inc.

      A shareholder in SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) said the Oklahoma oil and natural gas company should find new management, making complaints about various issues including “appalling” corporate governance. We have warned for more than a year about SandRidge’s high risk in this area, and its financial statements continue to reflect problematic accounting and board composition, among other things. TPG-Axon, which holds a 4.5% stake in SandRidge, sent a letter on Nov. 8 to the board outlining offenses

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    8. Thomson Reuters Brings Enhanced

      Thomson Reuters Brings Enhanced

      LONDON - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced further strategic enhancements to its BoardLink service, a secure board workflow solution designed to serve companies as they operate across borders and involve increasingly mobile, global boards. Thomson Reuters BoardLink has enhanced and adapted its functionality to include strategic business insight for directors, new corporate governance features like online votin

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    9. Anwar for developing, implementing good governance practices

      Anwar for developing, implementing good governance practices

      KARACHI: Yaseen Anwar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), has stressed the need to develop and implement good governance practices in order to provide impetus to the economic growth, according to a statement on Thursday. Speaking at the fourth International CEO Summit titled “Growth in testing times: challenges and opportunities” and book launching ceremony of “100 Business Leaders of Pakistan” held at a local hotel, he said that good corporate governance regimes cannot be und

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    10. What Strategic Advisers Can Do For You

      What Strategic Advisers Can Do For You

      Advisers have a stake in your business's success and take on the responsibility of corporate governance. When you start a business, you rarely do it alone. Even if you don't have a partner, you seek outside advice from legal, financial, and industry experts and from the people who have been in your shoes before. Some of these people, especially those who advise you early on, will end up on your ...

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    11. Struggle In The Boardroom

      Struggle In The Boardroom

      The prospect of mandatory quotas for women on European company boards seems to have receded, but European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding’s campaign for quotas has pushed the issue of gender diversity firmly to the forefront of public debate. What happens next will depend as much on corporate leaders as on politicians. “There is indeed a glass ceiling for women in business,” says Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD’s Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy,” and the main

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    12. Corporate Raiders Beware: A Short History of the “Poison Pill” Takeover Defense

      Corporate Raiders Beware: A Short History of the “Poison Pill” Takeover Defense

      On Halloween, infamous corporate raider Carl Icahn showed up on Netflix’ doorstep with something designed to truly frighten those in charge of the troubled DVD-and-streaming-video giant: an announcement that he’d taken a nearly 10% share in the company, the opening move in a possible hostile takeover — or at least some sort of big shakeup — that would likely leave a lot of the current execs ...

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