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    1. Weinberg symposium addresses critical issues in corporate governance

      Weinberg symposium addresses critical issues in corporate governance

      3:25 p.m., Nov. 29, 2012--The University of Delaware’s John L. Weinberg Center hosted a symposium, “Governance Issues of Critical Importance to Institutional Investors,” on Friday, Nov. 9, on UD’s Newark campus. Co-sponsored by the Department of Finance in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, the symposium featured a panel of nine institutional investors who discussed the future changing dynamics of corporate governance and voiced their opinions on issues from executive compensat

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    2. NACD Directorship 100 Forum Focused on Reinvigorating America

      NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors held its 2012 NACD Directorship 100 Forum this week. Under the theme of "Reinvigorating America," the NACD Directorship 100 Forum convened leading directors, governance advocates, and key boardroom influencers and advisors to discuss strategies and share ideas to build long-term, sustainable enterprises. This unique director education event was capped with an evening gala dinner celebration to recognize a

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    3. Equilar CEO David Chun Named to 2012 NACD Directorship 100

      Equilar CEO David Chun Named to 2012 NACD Directorship 100

      REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2012) - David Chun, Founder and CEO of Equilar, has been named to the 2012 National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100 in recognition of his exemplary leadership in promoting the highest standards of corporate governance. The NACD Directorship 100 recognizes the most influential leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. This is his third appearance in the prestigious list, underscoring the significant role Equilar

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    4. MCX-SX signs up UN's sustainable stock exchange to promote social and

      MCX-SX signs up UN's sustainable stock exchange to promote social and

      KOLKATA: MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) has signed the voluntary commitment to the United Nation's Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative to promote long-term sustainable investment and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure and performance among companies listed on its exchange. With this, MCX-SX has joined the global league of six other exchanges that have committed to the UN SSE initiative. Mr Joseph Massey, MD & CEO of MCX-SX, said, "We are committed to market-

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    5. Women in the Boardroom Virtual Event

      Women in the Boardroom Virtual Event

      Friday, November 30, 2012 @ Noon ET

      Topic: Leadership and Influence

      Speaker: Jinnie (English) Cristerna, President and CEO, International and Chicago High Achievers

      Description: Numbers show that there are only a handful of effective leaders and influencers in the world. What are the characteristics of a good leader and how can you develop the ability to effectively influence others? In this webinar, participants will:

      • Understand what transformational leadership is and looks like, and how to adapt your leadership styles;
      • Learn effective ways of explaining and teaching;
      • Learn how to conduct a personal inventory, create an action plan and establish personal goals
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    6. NYC Face-to-Face Events: Increase Your Power!

      NYC Face-to-Face Events:  Increase Your Power!

      Unleash the power of connections when you attend NYC Connections Events. Whether you want to serve on a board or improve your leadership skills, Connections Events provide the tools you need and connections you want. Attend our upcoming NYC Connection Event: 

      Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 6 PM ET

      Confident Power Talk for Women:It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It

      Speaker: Elena Rand Kaspi, Founder of LawScope Coaching

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    7. Social Media And The Boardroom: Critical Questions Directors Need To Ask

      Social Media And The Boardroom: Critical Questions Directors Need To Ask

      The brand-building opportunities social media present are nearly limitless, and the risks they introduce are just as expansive. And to many corporate leaders, they remain somewhat of a mystery. The last 10 years have seen extraordinary evolutions in the responsibilities boards of directors must assume. From Sarbanes-Oxley to Dodd-Frank , directors have been subjected to new liabilities and new ...

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    8. PotashCorp Governance Named

      NOV 27 2012 PotashCorp and its Board of Directors employs some of the best corporate governance practices in Canada, according to The Globe & Mail and its annual Board Games rankings. For the third consecutive year, the national newspaper's governance feature has placed PotashCorp at the top of the list, tying for second place in 2012. The Board Games ranking assesses the practices of Canadian companies across four categories: board composition; compensation; shareholders rights and disclosure.

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    9. To Tender Or Not To Tender

      United Kingdom: Amendments To The Corporate Governance Code And Guidance On Audit Committees 26 November 2012 Article by Mark Howard Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook Digg Digg In April 2012, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published a consultation paper seeking feedback on proposals to amend the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code) and the Guidance on Audit Committees (the Guidance). Following a period of public consultation, the FRC

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    10. Russian Government Slams Channel One's Corporate Governance (Report)

      Russian Government Slams Channel One's Corporate Governance (Report)

      The report quoted an unnamed official at the federal state property agency, which manages all government holdings and property, as saying that in terms of corporate governance quality, Channel One is “the worst” state-controlled corporation in the country as it doesn’t file all required reports and the company’s board meetings are irregular. “Its board only meets in person once or twice a year,” the official told Vedomosti. “Information is not made public, and demands by the government as an own

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    11. The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries announces the inaugural

      The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries announces the inaugural

      /CNW/ - The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries ("CSCS") announces the launch of the Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance (EGs). The inaugural awards ceremony will be held on August 18, 2013 in Halifax Nova Scotia at the opening dinner of the CSCS 15th annual conference. The CSCS EG awards recognize the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value. The awards underscore t

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    12. Sabga: Companies need good corporate governance

      Sabga: Companies need good corporate governance

      Andrew Sabga, president of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce, says Government must devise proper policies to ensure good governance practices among businesses in T&T. But he did not rule out the role of the private sector, including the Chamber, in protecting the reputation of the industry in light of the collapse and CL Financial and Hindu Credit Union. The ongoing commission of enquiry in this financial debacle is revealing numerous cases of management inefficiencies and in some cases g

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    13. Press Releases: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Present the 2012 Awards for Corporate Excellence

      Press Releases: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Present the 2012 Awards for Corporate Excellence

      Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Present the 2012 Awards for Corporate Excellence Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 23, 2012 On Wednesday, November 28 th , Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will present the 14 th annual Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. in the Ben Franklin Room at the ...

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    14. Wary of corporate governance, crony capitalism: Sebi chief

      Wary of corporate governance, crony capitalism: Sebi chief

      Corporate governance, and crony capitalism -- the two buzzwords that market regulator Sebi has gotten on to. Sebi chairman UK Sinha says these are two key concerns for emerging economies, especially as corporates come to terms with a newer and tougher global regulatory regime. Corporate governance, and crony capitalism -- the two buzzwords that market regulator Sebi has gotten on to. Sebi chairman UK Sinha says these are two key concerns for emerging economies, especially as corporates come to t

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    15. Few firms good enough for top governance prize

      Few firms good enough for top governance prize

      No company or organisation was good enough to win the highest prize in three of five categories of the corporate governance disclosure awards this year, the awards organiser, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said. Like last year, only two diamond awards, the top prize, were given. These two years saw the lowest number of top awards in its 13-year history, institute president Keith Pogson said. The largest number of diamond awards ever given in one year was four, said Pogs

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    16. CMA changes rules to boost governance

      by Times News Service November 21, 2012SAVE THIS ARTICLE Share more. * Tweet * * E-mail Muscat: Recent move of the Capital Market Authority (CMA) to amend the definition of the independent director and related parties in the Code of Corporate Governance aims to upgrade the standards of corporate governance principles to enhance investor confidence on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) and to protect the rights and interests of shareholders, a statement issue

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    17. Mainland SOEs top in corporate governance study

      Mainland SOEs top in corporate governance study

      HK-listed firms show great strides in fair and transparent corporate practice The corporate governance performance of Hong Kong-listed companies has improved significantly over the past few years, with large State-owned mainland Chinese companies fetching the highest mark in the index for accessing fair and transparent corporate practices, according to a study by Hong Kong Institute of Directors, or HKIOD. Average scores of 121 major companies listed in the city in terms of corporate governance,

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    18. 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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    19. 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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