Tag Archives | education

Training for Sunstainable Investing

Training for Sustainable Investing

Training for Sustainable Investing was a topic at the most recent Morningstar Conference in Chicago. (#MICUS) I would like to learn more the education of investment advisors in #ESG, #SRI, #corpgov issues. Interest in sustainable investing was high at the conference due to fund flows and client inquiries. However, I only saw a couple of […]

Continue Reading ·

Council of Institutional Investors Fall 2014 Conference: Meeting Availability

James McRitchie, the publisher of Corporate Governance and one of three retail shareowners accused in the New York Times of holding Corporate America ‘hostage,’ will be in Los Angeles September 29 through October 1 attending the Council of Institutional Investors Fall 2014 Conference. I am eager to meet with readers to discuss activist corporate governance […]

Continue Reading ·

Video Friday: Brian Cheffins on Comparative Corporate Governance

In 2012 Cambridge University launched a Masters degree in Corporate Law (the MCL), which offers students the opportunity to engage in detailed study of the legal and regulatory framework within which companies are governed and financed. The MCL, a full-time nine-month program, is taught by the Cambridge Law Faculty’s team of corporate lawyers, widely recognized as […]

Continue Reading ·

Corporate Governance Guide for Journalists

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in conjunction with the International Center for Journalists, has produced  A Guide to Reporting on Corporate Governance designed for reporters and editors with experience covering business and finance. The goal is to help journalists develop stories that examine how companies are governed, and spot events that […]

Continue Reading ·

The Shareholder Activist

TheShareholderActivist.com™ is a new source for information and advice to facilitate responsible shareholder activism. The site includes tools, tactics, and techniques to help retail investors fully exercise their rights in publicly traded (more…)

Continue Reading ·

Review: Trust & Control in HRM

Trust and Human Resource Management, edited by Rosalind Searle and Denise Skinner highlight trust as key to human resource management (HRM) from pre-entry to post-employment. The collection will be of great value to academics in the HR field and to practitioners interested in enhancing trust levels in their organizations. Trust has long been associated with […]

Continue Reading ·

Video: Did it Pass?

Did it Pass? The Complexities of Shareholder Voting by Keith Bishop – One of many speakers on the program at this years’s NASPP Conference to be held from November 1-4 in (more…)

Continue Reading ·

Corporate Director Qualifications: Minimal

To be a company director, you need to be over 18, not insane (or at least found to be insane by a judge), and not bankrupt. That’s it. You can sit on a major board of directors, and not know anything about the company, its industry, or even know how to read a financial statement. […]

Continue Reading ·

L'Apel: Democratic Capitalism at Risk

Recently, ICGN held their annual conference in Paris. From the Twitter feed, it appears I missed a good one. (see ICGN Via Twitter) I’ve already mentioned Jon Lukomnik’s appeal to look again at the idea that shareowners’ interests and executives’ can be aligned through compensation strategies. I think one origin of our errors was revising the […]

Continue Reading ·

Corporate Director's Guidebook, Sixth Edition

I haven’t read the new Guidebook but I see that Corporate Counsel invited Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Holly Gregory, who co-chaired the committee that authored the book talk about it with Spencer Smul of Estee Lauder and Lynn Stout of UCLA School of Law who did not. Asked about what’s been preserved from prior edition, […]

Continue Reading ·

Post-Modern Portfolio Theory: IRRC Research Award Available

The IRRC Institute announced a competition for research that examines the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. Two papers – one academic and one practitioner – will receive the new “IRRC Institute Research Award” along with a $10,000 award. Of course, we would like both prizes to go to CorpGov.net readers. One of […]

Continue Reading ·

Clowns, Annual Election of Directors & ACGI

Like many, I read that a proposal at McDonalds to halt marketing to kids, retire Ronald McDonald, and report on links between fast food and children’s health, failed… winning only 6% of shares voted. Every change has to start somewhere. However, I also learned from a reliable source that a proposal submitted by Florida SBA, with the […]

Continue Reading ·

Video Friday: NYSE Board Education

On “This Week in the Boardroom,” hosts TK Kerstetter, President, Corporate Board Member, and Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President, NYSE Euronext, announced the launch of the NYSE Board Education Program which is designed to provide voluntary education for public and private company board members and offers core information and critical updates through Corporate Board Member […]

Continue Reading ·

SEC Seeks Comment on Investor Education

On April 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a request for public comment on the effectiveness of existing investor education efforts as part of a review mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act. Request for Comment Submit Comment Section 917 directs the SEC to conduct a study of retail investors’ financial literacy and submit its findings […]

Continue Reading ·

Video Friday: Boardroom Education

On This Week in the Boardroom (TWIB), host TK Kerstetter, President of Corporate Board Member, sat down with Pat McGurn, Special Counsel, RiskMetrics Group, to debate and discuss the importance of what’s on the horizon for continuing board education.

Continue Reading ·

CorpGov News Bites

CalPERS. A report from consultant Wilshire Associates found that activist involvement by CalPERS increased returns at many of  the 142 “Focus List” companies. Prior to the pension’s involvement, the companies’ returns averaged 83.3% below their various benchmarks; afterward they yielded returns 12.7% above the benchmarks. Although the cumulative 12.7% is not as high as past results, their corporate governance program […]

Continue Reading ·

Free Webinar: Director Elections 2010 – A Shareowner's Guide

Join The Corporate Library on April 28 for a free webinar with Chief Analyst and co-founder, Ric Marshall. New SEC proxy disclosure rules and changing director election standards have greatly expanded the ability of shareholders to influence election outcomes for individual corporate directors, but for many investors they have also increased the complexity and uncertainty […]

Continue Reading ·

Stanford's Rock Center Lists CorpGov Cases

The Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University makes available case studies used in teaching corporate governance. Listings are on SSRN. Typical issues covered include: Say on Pay, activist investing, Netflix and their compensation packages that allow employees to determine their own mix of cash and equity-based awards, 10b5-1 plans providing a safe haven […]

Continue Reading ·

Voter Funded Investor Education Proposal

Mark Latham represents individual investors on the SEC Investor Advisory Committee (SECIAC). He reports in his VoterMedia Finance Blog on a creative Voter-Funded Investor Education Proposal. It was considered by the Investor Education subcommittee. Unfortunately, he was informed the SEC is not empowered to distribute funds to other organizations. Hopefully, he will be able to […]

Continue Reading ·

Corporate Library's Free ESG Webinar

Ignites and FundFire are jointly hosting “Social Investing Opportunities And Challenges” a special 45-minute webinar on January 26th, 11:00 AM EDT, helping money managers, financial advisors and investment consultants address the increased interest in investments focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Sponsored by The Corporate Library, an independent corporate governance research firm, this […]

Continue Reading ·

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes