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    1. Corporate governance of Hong Kong firms better now, survey found

      Corporate governance of Hong Kong firms better now, survey found

      Corporate governance has improved since 2009, according to a survey of 121 listed companies by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and Hong Kong Baptist University. The average corporate governance score was 71.91 on a scale of 100, the same as in the previous survey in 2009. "The score has been more or less the same. But if you look at the content, this year has higher standards than 2009," said Stephen Cheung Yan-leung, the dean of the business school at Baptist University. "Corporate governa

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    2. Morgan Stanley Should Mind Its Corporate Governance Better

      Morgan Stanley Should Mind Its Corporate Governance Better

      In a recent article, one of my fellow Alpha contributors wrote about Morgan Stanley's corporate governance: The lack of governance was probably more evident in the recent $65 million worth legal suit filed against a former hedge-fund manager and onetime managing director, Joseph "Chip" Skowron III, at FrontPoint Partners, which used to be owned by Morgan Stanley (MS), who is accused of an insider-trading scheme costing the firm tens of millions of dollars. Are you looking at the monetary aspect

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    3. The Hong Kong Institute of Directors Announces Winners of Directors Of The

      The Hong Kong Institute of Directors Announces Winners of Directors Of The

      Year Awards 2012 0 Comments Tweet Share * Digg * Yahoo! Buzz * MySpace * del.icio.us * Reddit * LinkedIn * Fark * StumbleUpon * Newsvine new Portfolio Relevance LEARN MORE Want to see how this story relates to your portfolio? Just add items to create a portfolio now: ____________________ Add Create Portfolio or Cancel Already have a portfolio? Log In Hong Kong, Nov 20, 2012 (ACN Newswire via COMTEX) -- The Hong Kong In

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    4. Companies With More Female Board Directors Are More Sustainable, Too

      Companies With More Female Board Directors Are More Sustainable, Too

      A recent study found that corporations that include women on their boards massively outperform their boy's clubby competitors. Now, new research shows that companies that deign to let a few women sit down up top are more sustainable, too! "This is not a women's or men's issue, it's a collective and business opportunity," said Kellie McElhaney, a corporate responsibility consultant, faculty director for the Center for Responsible Business at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of

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    5. Why Corporate Governance Isn't Working

      Why Corporate Governance Isn't Working

      Why Corporate Governance Isn’t Working Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 11:25 am Press Release: Policy Publications For Immediate Release Why Corporate Governance Isn’t Working Director development expert calls for ‘new leadership’ at global convention. Click for big version. United Kingdom – Corporate governance has not delivered according to Colin Coulson-Thomas speaking at a global convention at London’s Lords cricket ground. The author of Developing Directors claimed that to move on from avoiding

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    6. Is It Worth It? Political Spending and Corporate Governance

      Is It Worth It? Political Spending and Corporate Governance

      Posted by admin2 • November 17, 2012 • Printer-friendly by Robert Ludke Hill+Knowlton Strategies In the 2012 campaign cycle an astounding $6 billion dollars was spent, with American corporations contributing roughly one third of that total. Just as political pundits are assessing the aftermath of the campaigns, it’s time for corporate America to take a hard look at the return on its investment. I suspect most of corporate America will f

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    7. MEDNAX Adopts Majority Voting Policy for Election of Directors

      FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla, Nov 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MEDNAX, Inc., /quotes/zigman/536802/quotes/nls/md MD -1.13% today announced that the Board of Directors of MEDNAX, Inc., amended its Corporate Governance Principles to adopt a majority voting policy. Under the Majority Voting Policy, any nominee for director who receives more "withheld" votes than "for" votes in an uncontested election must submit a written offer to resign a

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    8. Protiviti's Jim DeLoach Named to 2012 NACD Directorship 100

      Protiviti's Jim DeLoach Named to 2012 NACD Directorship 100

      /PRNewswire/ -- Jim DeLoach, a managing director with the global consulting firm Protiviti (www.protiviti.com), was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) Directorship 100 list in the Governance Professionals and Institutions category. This annual list recognizes people who significantly influence leading practices in corporate board performance and oversight, including directors, corporate governance experts, journalists, regulators, academics and counselors. (Logo: ht

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    9. Protiviti's Jim DeLoach Named to 2012 NACD Directorship 100

      /PRNewswire/ -- Jim DeLoach, a managing director with the global consulting firm Protiviti (www.protiviti.com), was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors' (NACD) Directorship 100 list in the Governance Professionals and Institutions category. This annual list recognizes people who significantly influence leading practices in corporate board performance and oversight, including directors, corporate governance experts, journalists, regulators, academics and counselors. (Logo: ht

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    10. Virtual Event: Five Secrets to Making a Good Impression

      Virtual Event: Five Secrets to Making a Good Impression

      Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 1:30 PM ET

      Topic: Five Secrets to Making a Good Impression

      Speaker: Meryl Weinsaft Cooper, Co-founder/Principal, Allen/Cooper Enterprises

      Description: Meryl Weinsaft Cooper shares with us her 5 secrets to making a good impression:

      1. Honing Your Key Messages: Using media training techniques to communicate clearly
      2. Be a Know-It-All (in a good way): How to come "packing" to any situation
      3. It's All About Who You Know: Building your net worth via your personal and professional network
      4. Toot Your Own Horn (But Not Too Loudly): How to promote yourself without coming off like a blowhard ...
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    11. Institutional Shareholder Services Releases 2013 Proxy Voting Policies

      Institutional Shareholder Services Releases 2013 Proxy Voting Policies

      — Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, today released its 2013 policy updates for the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia and other international markets. Each year, ISS’ Global Policy Board engages in a robust and transparent global policy formulation process which culminates in benchmark ("House view") guidelines to be used in its proxy voting research for the upcoming year. To ensure its voting policie

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    12. Tipping Point for Combined Chairman and CEO?

      Tipping Point for Combined Chairman and CEO?

      The combined role of chairman and chief executive officer, a corporate governance structure favored by many Fortune 500 firms, may soon go the way of the pension plan. And many, including the Chairmen’s Forum, a group of 50 corporate leaders, investors and governance experts, have set their sights on companies that designate a single person board chair and CEO. The group, whose members include Harry Pearce, non-executive chairman of Nortel Networks It is calling on public companies in the U.S. a

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    13. Virtual Event: Step Into Your Moxie" in the C-Suite and in the Boardroom

      Virtual Event: Step Into Your Moxie" in the C-Suite and in the Boardroom

      Friday, November 16, 2012 @ Noon ET

      Topic: “Step into Your Moxie" in the C-Suite and in the Boardroom

      Speaker: Alexia Vernon, Creator of Step into Your Moxie and Author

      Description: For women looking to advance into senior leadership, one of the most important behaviors to master is heart-centered, high-impact communication. You want to move people to action whenever you open your mouth and do it in a way that is genuine and lets you be equally in your power and integrity. During this webinar, you will learn:

      • A foolproof template to say EXACTLY what you intend to say when you ...
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    14. Moving Corporate Governance “Forward”

      Moving Corporate Governance “Forwardâ€? by Michael Volkov on 11/15/2012 Contact Tweet Send Corporations should take note from the recent election – the American people expect companies to act ethically and conform to the law. The election results reflected a continuing frustration with financial fraud, corruption, and business misconduct. Of course, the economy and jobs dominated the campaign but the Obama campaign pressed its desire to have “everyone playing by the same rules,” and enforcem

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    15. The UN Helps Global Insurers Embrace Sustainable Business Practices

      GLOBAL INSURANCE COMPANIES DIDN'T JUMP ON the sustainability bandwagon just yesterday. For example, Lloyd’s published a report titled “Climate Change: Adapt or Bust” back in 2006. But for insurers, making sustainability part of their business and finding common ground in a fragmented market are easier said than done. Many environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG) issues are “too big and complex and need widespread action across society, innovation and long-term solution

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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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