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    1. DST Improves Corporate Governance, But Issues Linger

      News hit that DST Systems, Inc. (DST)'s CEO Thomas A. McDonnell is retiring, and investors bought shares in the information processing and software services company. While DST has taken steps in recent months that could resolve some red flags about its corporate governance, McDonnell's successor, Stephen C. Hooley, is a company insider who will inherit ongoing issues. DST said Hooley is CEO effective September 12. He had worked at State Street Corp. for eleven years before January 2004, when he

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    2. GMI Ratings Governance Update | Bank of America

      Bank of America (BAC) still hasn’t cleaned up its act. While the Charlotte, N.C.-based financial services heavyweight recently took the laudable step of adding two more women to its board, all four of the new directors it named are associated with controversial companies. The management’s poor corporate governance puts Bank of America at high risk of experiencing regulatory problems, which continue unabated. The bank’s financial data gives it an AGR® score of 8, indicating higher accounting and

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    3. Board to Zuckerberg: Say “Mobile” By: Mark Rogers

      Board to Zuckerberg: Say “Mobile” By: Mark Rogers

      As part of BoardProspects’ official launch last week, we attended TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 in San Francisco.  The Conference brings together leaders from all over the technology industry, including Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Tim Armstrong (AOL), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), and Jack Dorsey (Twitter).  However, the most anticipated appearance at the conference was Mark Zuckerberg’s.  It was the first appearance by Facebook’s CEO and Founder since the company’s disastrous IPO. Although he touched on a number of different issues during the interview, his primary focus was to keep saying the word “mobile” over and over again – try 17 times over ...

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    4. Treliant Risk Advisors Co-Chair Jo Ann Barefoot Appointed to CFPB’s New Consumer Advisory Board

      WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Treliant Risk Advisors Co-Chair Jo Ann S. Barefoot has been appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB’s) new Consumer Advisory Board. The 25-member private sector board will advise the CFPB on a range of consumer financial issues and emerging market trends, as provided by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. “During her ...

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    5. Okada's Aruze Nominates Two to Wynn Resorts (WYNN) Board

      Aruze USA, Inc., the largest stockholder of Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) with current ownership of approximately 19.6% of the outstanding shares, today announced that it has issued an open letter to the Company’s stockholders and has nominated two highly qualified candidates for election to the Wynn Resorts board of directors at the Company’s 2012 annual meeting scheduled for November 2, 2012. The full text of the letter to the Company’s stockholders follows: Aruze USA, Inc. 745 Gr

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    6. American Vanguard (AVD) Appoints Veteran Attorney Jerome Coben to Board

      American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) has appointed Jerome L. Coben to serve as a member of the Board, thereby filling the vacancy that had been created by the passing of the late John B. Miles in February 2012. Mr. Coben will serve on both the Audit Committee and the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Mr. Coben practiced corporate law for almost 40 years, first in New York City and, for most of his career, in Los Angeles. In 1983, Mr. Coben co-founded the Los Angeles

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    7. Corporate Responsibility Spotlight: AT&T

      Telecom giant AT&T ( ) may not be the first company that comes to mind for a socially responsible investor, although it has made great strides in corporate responsibility. Having recently released its 2011 Sustainability Report, AT&T makes a great candidate for scrutiny. First, we will check out the positives in environmental, social, and governance aspects, then move on to the negative sides of the company. The Good Stuff: Environmental Since releasing its first Social Responsibility Report in

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    8. Bridgestone Global Partners Reiterates Its Assurance to Good Governance

      London, United Kingdom, September 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The corporate governance orientation program organized by the HRD in cooperation with the Finance Department brought together members of the boards of directors, corporate executives, and department heads. The program is in compliance with President Robert Campbell’s MO furthering corporate governance among branches, partners, and alliances. It likewise helped the leaders and participants to develop a better appreciation for corporate gover

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    9. China Hydroelectric Corporation Issues A Third Letter to Its Shareholders Concerning Recent Actions by a Minority ...

      NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) (the "Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China, today announced that it has issued the...

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    10. OSFI Releases Draft Revised Corporate Governance Guidelines: The Ongoing

      On August 7, 2012, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) released for public comment draft revisions to its Guideline on Corporate Governance (Draft Guideline) for Federally-Regulated Financial Institutions (FRFIs).  A copy of the Draft Guideline can be accessed here. Industry participants wishing to comment must do so by September 14, 2012. Background Since the financial crisis, corporate governance has become an increased area of focus for regulators in the financia

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    11. PwC study finds corporate directors pursue change and drive to accelerate

      progress, but challenges persist By PwC US PwC US Last modified: 2012-09-12T20:25:59Z Published: Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2012 - 1:25 pm Copyright 2012 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 -- NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant changes in corporate governance are impacting boardroom dynamics, compelling directors to

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    12. Damage Control – Here’s hoping you’ll never need it (Part Three) By: Jim Farrell

      Damage Control – Here’s hoping you’ll never need it (Part Three) By: Jim Farrell

      In the last blog, I outlined some steps for talking with the media in the event of negative publicity. But what do you do, as a board member or business owner, if you answer all of the reporter’s questions and despite your efforts to “play ball,” something unflattering appears about you in print and on the Internet, where it is even more difficult to control. What do you do? 

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    13. Electrical retailer Darty faces shareholder rebellion

      Electrical retailer Darty faces shareholder rebellion

      Company faces showdown with investors after admitting mistake over way it disclosed bonus for chief executive One of the year's biggest shareholder rebellions over boardroom pay could be on the cards at the electrical retailer Darty, which has admitted to a mistake over the way it disclosed a bonus for its chief executive. Darty faces a showdown with investors after its acknowledgement that an ...

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