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Corporate Governance, News and Updates on Corporate Governance
Before the late-2001 financial implosion at Enron " Fortune's 7th largest of the famed 500 " resulted literally in the disappearance of that Houston-based corporation, and before the largest corporate bankruptcy filing in history " WorldCom in 2002 " few people in the United States regularly used the term "corporate governance."
News & Updates
March 2, 2021 Texas electricity provider files Chapter 11 bankruptcy after devastating winter storm, power blackoutSource: USA Today
Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed its bankruptcy petition after racking up bills owed to the state's grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), in connection with the outages.
Source: Oil Price
North Sea producer Premier Oil has gained regulatory and antitrust approval to re-emerge under its new trading name Harbour Energy Plc. having agreed to a merger due to high levels of debt in late 2020.
February 26, 2021 Brexit leaves London fighting for its future as Europe poaches businessSource: CNN
London has been the unrivaled king of European finance for more than three decades. Brexit is starting to change that. Billions of dollars worth of stock and derivatives trading has already vanished from the British capital after...
Research & Insights
November 23, 2020 Most Businesses Still Treat Sustainability As Compliance, Not Transformation: StudySource: Which- 50
Too many businesses still treat environmental management and intelligence as a tick-box ‘compliance exercise’ (51 per cent) and the ‘cost of doing business’ (43 per cent), rather than a transformational opportunity
February 19, 2020 100 Best Companies to Work ForSource: Fortune
Over the 23 years we’ve been publishing this list with our partners at Great Place to Work, we’ve found three things to be true. Inclusion has become the gold standard for employee-centric companies. The bar rises every year. And...
Mapping these issues to the SDGs’ targets enabled us to assess how each industry is creating or destroying value for society while focusing on those ESG issues that create value for shareholders.
Commentary & Opinion
February 17, 2021 Opinion - Why waning business confidence raises red flags over global economic recoverySource: South China Morning Post
t’s a worry now because the latest batch of world business confidence indicators seems to be showing signs of global economic activity starting to flag. Maybe it is a feature of the latest wave of lockdowns, or it could be...
December 21, 2020 These are the 17 worst companies to work for in AmericaSource: Yahoo Finance
We’ve compiled a list of the worst-rated companies on Glassdoor, focusing on those with at least 10,000 employees and 1,000 reviews. In the case of ties, we prioritized companies that workers would be least likely to recommend to...
December 10, 2020 Opinion: San Francisco Puts Another Nail in Its Own CoffinSource: National Review
The fatal flaw of this bill and others like it lies in the idea that fair compensation should be defined by people other than those who have skin in the game — namely, a company’s principals, board of directors, and ultimately...
Special Focus Book
Strategic Governance - Enabling Financial, Environmental, and Social Sustainability
A new book by Hank Boerner and Mark Sickles of the Governance & Accountability Institute. Click here for more information.
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