Investor Relations: March 2011
Following last year’s environmental disasters that damaged reputations of major companies, institutional and individual shareholder activists are pressing corporations to change environmental, social and governance practices.
FEI's Washington Policy Conference Stresses Deficit, Taxes, Regulation, More
summary of FEI's Washington Policy Conference, Sept. 20-21, 2010
SEC Posts Transition Guidance For New Proxy Disclosures; Other Proposals
On Dec. 22, 2009 the SEC posted a Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation entitled Proxy Disclosure Enhancements Transtion. The transition guidance relates to the SEC's new proxy disclosure rules on risk, compensation and governance which were approved by the SEC on December 16.
Financial Statements and the Return of Professional Judgment
COSO Releases 'Effective Enterprise Risk Oversight: The Role Of Boards Of Directors'
COSO released Effective Enterprise Risk Oversight: The Role of the Boards of Directors, a new thought paper.
Earnings Guidance: The Current State Of Play, By Deloitte and FERF
members speak out: July 09
During the current economic crisis, bankruptcies are exploding in many business sectors, business news is bad if not frightening, confidence is low and fears continue to rise as difficulties persist.
SEC Eliminates Broker Votes On Directors; Proposals Coming On Exec. Comp., Proxies
On July 1, 2009 the SEC voted to release several rule proposals relating to executive compensattion, corporate governance, proxy solicitation, and more.
Loss Prevention Guidelines For Independent Directors
This booklet provides perspectives on the expanding roles and increasing importance of independent directors and guidance on good corporate governance and best practices.
Board Member Concerns About Financial Crisis Leading To Deeper Oversight
business outlook: january 09
Who knows what the year ahead will bring for your business and what critical issues you — the senior finance executive — will face. And, even if you had a crystal ball at the beginning of last year, would you have predicted the actuals?
IR Professionals Comment On Reg FD's Impact Past 8 Years
Senior NIRI members offer their views on Regulation Fair Disclosure's Impact eight years since its introduction in 2000.
Directors Support Corporate Political Spending Disclosure, Question Help To Companies
First in-depth look at director attitudes on corporate political spending, conducted by The Center for Political Accountability and Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
'Next Enron' Could Be in Public Sector, ERC Survey Finds
Ethics Resource Center National Government Ethics Survey found the public sector at considerable risk of seeing major ethics scandals unfold.
2007 Securities Class Action Filings Due To Subprime Crisis, Stock Market Volatility
Stanford Law School and Cornerstone Research found that the number of companies sued in securities fraud class action litigation was 14 percent below the ten-year historical average, although activity rose from 116 to 166 between 2006 and 2007 due to the subprime crisis and stock market volatility.
How Boards Can Safeguard Corporate Reputation, The Conference Board
How boards of directors can safeguard corporate reputation, by The Conference Board
National Ethics Business Survey By ERC: Revealing, Troubling
ERC released its 2007 National Business Ethics Survey
Board Index 2007, By Spencer Stuart
Trends and details about boards
Best Practices Managing Restatements, By Huron Consulting
Restatements 2007 - how to do it, what works and what doesn't, prepared by Huron Consulting
Audit Committee Patterns 2002-06, Huron Consulting
Huron Consulting Group's 2nd annual Audit Committee Research report analyzes patterns of audit committee composition from 2002 to 2006.
AAA Annual Meeting 2007
Governance: july 07
The 2007 proxy season saw a slew of challenges from activist shareholders, private equity funds, public pension fund and others. Many high-profile proxy contests did not materialize, as companies comprised to keep resolutions from being voted on.
Teaching Businesses To Emphasize Corporate Responsibility, Integrity
Qualifications For Corporate Governance Consultants
IFAC Provides Guidance For Developing Codes Of Conduct
Audit Committee: Oversight Of Internal Audit Best Practices, By Moody's
How To Make An Ethics Program Work