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Guest Post: Meet… James McRitchie, CorpGov.Net

Mike Tyrrell is Editor of SRI-Connect – an online research marketplace for professional institutional investors, analysts & companies interested in sustainable development.  He is keen to open up the site to corporate governance analysts & corporate governance research. Mike kindly gave permission to reproduce the interview on CorpGov.net.  (more…)

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CorpGov Tidbits

PLANSPONSOR.com reports, a provision in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget that pertains to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) could result in a disincentive for offering the plans. The provision would eliminate Internal Revenue Code section 404(k), an incentive for ESOP creation and operation that permits a C corporation to deduct the value of dividends paid […]

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Video Friday: Use of Social Media By Senior & Board Level Executives is Pitiful

Less than a third of companies today use social media to support their corporate strategy and risk management practices, according to new research conducted by Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, the Center for Leadership Development and Research at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and The Conference Board. What Do Corporate Directors and Senior Managers Know about […]

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J&J Uses and Learns From Social Media

Last Friday I posted a blog piece drawing attention to a video referenced by Gwen Sharp at Sociological Images in her post, Boys Want Success, Girls Want Boys, about a recent Acuvue contact lens commercial aimed at teens that reinforced both gender and racial stereotypes. (more…)

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Brokers Free to Tweet

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (FINRA) has backed away from a proposal that would have required broker-dealers to file social-media postings with the regulator. In an update to a package of proposed communications rules filed with the Securities and (more…)

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Corporate Spring

Ordinary people using Facebook and Twitter overturned dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. David Kirkpatrick of Techonomy Media, which promotes the integration of technology with business and social progress, writes “this social might is now moving toward your company… you’d better get out of their way—or learn to embrace them.” Gary Hamel, one of business’ […]

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CSX Decision May Encourage Use of Social Media by Shareowners

In a guest post on Active Investing, Phil Goldstein notes the importance of the Second Circuit’s CSX opinion is not about swap contracts.  See Blog Post on CSX Decision More important is that it reduces the fear that mere communication between like-minded shareowners generates the need to form a 13d group. Merely alleging “concerted action” is […]

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What is Corporate Governance For? Yale Governance Forum

The second session of the second day of the Yale Governance Forum 2011 was held under Chatham House Rule. Panelists were announced in advance, so that is no secret, but under the rule those reporting must not attribute what was said to specific individuals on the panel or in the audience. Stephen Davis was the moderator. […]

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Governance in the Cloud

The fourth session of the Yale Governance Forum 2011 was was a breakout. All four sessions looked great. I choose the one on social networking held under Chatham House Rule. Under the rule those reporting must not attribute what was said to specific individuals on the panel or in the audience. This discussion was especially interactive, […]

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LinkedIn: Connecting to Profits

Social network LinkedIn has reached more than 100 million users and released some surprising facts, including which companies are most connected to the site… Dominic Jones says Campbell Soup is a standout. Here is an old-economy company among other most connected companies, which include Cisco, Amazon, eBay, Apple, Cisco and EMC. Venture Beat reportedon a […]

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IR Makes Use of Social Web: AGMs?

While many companies are using social media to push out investor relations information, global conferencing firm PGi (NYSE: PGI) is among a rare few that is also using social media in two-way conversations with investors. During the company’s recent Q4 earnings call, PGi Senior Vice President of Strategy & Communications Sean O’Brien, who was an […]

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Boardrooms at the Speed of Light

Technology has become a staple of the boardroom over the past decade. Today we see it reshaping the parameters of corporate governance itself. Electronic board books and board portals are shaking up what happens in the boardroom, of course, but online social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn will force directors to rethink how […]

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PotashCorp wants you to “Like” its pay disclosures

PotashCorp (TSE, NYSE:POT) is tackling the touchy topic of executive pay with a web-based communication campaign that includes a shareholder survey, a series of videos, and pay disclosures you can easily tweet or Like on Facebook. The Canadian company, which voluntarily adopted an annual say-on-pay vote two years ago, yesterday announced the availability of a […]

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Social Media for Directors

Winnie Yu recommends directors join LinkedIn. Patricia Lenkov, president of Agility Executive Search, advises joining a LinkedIn group that interests you. A search for “corporate governance” turned up 186 groups when the article was written. Last I checked it was 240. Want the latest corporate governance news on Twitter? Lucy P. Marcus, CEO of Marcus […]

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