What can companies do now to prepare for a potential proxy access shareholder proposal?
The issue of proper corporate governance has taken a major step forward in the last few years, as government agencies worldwide are passing more and more regulations to ensure that company executives take a greater responsibility for the ethical management of their organizations. This influx of concern can easily be traced to events such as [...]
by Matha Doran
The spectacle of scandals in the US and Europe turned up the heat on the growing reform movement, both in trying to harmonize accounting standards and corporate governance.
This article by Steven Barth and Joshua Agen of Foley & Lardner discusses some of the corporate governance issues that boards of directors may confront in addressing the risks and opportunities arising out of this “new normal.”
Richard Perkey, a consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates, believes that many financial services company Boards were ill-prepared for the credit crisis. He offers up his prescription for how corporate boards can be more well-equipped in the future.
This article, by Ron Kral of Candela Solutions, defines and identifies several elements of successful corporate compliance programs and also looks at compliance within the realm of the bigger governance, risk and compliance (GRC) picture.
By Sinan Baskan, Director of Business Development for Financial Markets at Sybase
While regulatory compliance and internal governance functions have been adapting to meet the deregulated business environment, the long-range challenge is the far more fundamental structural changes that have yet to be clearly defined.
As organizations struggle to manage massive amounts of data, the need for proper oversight and use of information is critical. Here are Steven Adler’s six easy steps that most any organization can take towards Smart Governance.
By Jason B. Meyer — Chair of the Ethics, Compliance, and Corporate Governance Committee of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association
What does it mean to a company, its governance, and its legal and compliance teams, when the government becomes a major shareholder? This article will review this question in theory – what could it mean to have Uncle Sam as a big shareholder – as well as in immediate practice, based on what the Obama Administration has said it will do as a shareholder.
How did the once functionary role of Chief Compliance Officer become so important? Read on for a fast history and definition of the CCO, role and also a look at where this evolving position may be going.