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    1. Diversity on Boards

      Having a board with diverse perspectives is critically important. Everyone brings his or her own personal and professional contacts and experiences to their service on a nonprofit board. There will always be numerous challenges facing a nonprofit, so it is extremely helpful when a nonprofit is able to build bridges to potential donors or policy makers in the community in a variety of ways and has a board that reflects the diversity of the community served. A diverse board will increase the chanc

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      Mentions: Board Governance
    2. A New Diversity Monitor for the S.E.C. - NYTimes.com

      A New Diversity Monitor for the S.E.C. - NYTimes.com

      A New Diversity Monitor for the S.E.C. By KEVIN ROOSE Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg News 8:52 a.m. | Updated A provision of the Dodd-Frank Act aimed at bringing more women and minorities to the male-dominated world of finance is moving one step closer to being implemented, after the Securities and Exchange Commission announced this week that it had named Pamela A. Gibbs to head its recently created Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. The provision, which was proposed by Representative Maxine

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    3. The Conference Board

      The recent news that struggling imaging company Eastman Kodak lost three outside directors in a single week prompted me to consider the extent to which non-executive directors flee their companies in times of trouble and why. Evidence that this is not an uncommon phenomenon and that many directors depart for flimsy reasons — such as an increasing board workload — suggest that measures are required to ensure these stewards remain committed to their firms in good times and bad. Fundamentally, it i

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    4. So What About the Board?

      It’s now a year since Michael Porter famously threw down his gauntlet by announcing from on high that all value needed to be Shared Value. That, as I wrote last year, we are moving into the Third Age of corporate-social relations. From old-style “philanthropy” – typically disbursed after corporate titans had made their pile -- to “corporate social responsibility”; from fairtrade to subtler alignments of brand and charitable effort; to something approaching the end of CSR and its sublimation into

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    5. SEC Names Robert Fisher as Deputy Director in Office of International Affairs

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2012-6 Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2012 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Robert M. Fisher has been named a Deputy Director in the SEC’s Office of International Affairs. Dr. Fisher, who earned his Ph. D. in economics from Duke University, joined the SEC staff in 2002 as a financial economist in the Office of Economic Analysis. He later became an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs, where he has been responsible for the SEC’s

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    6. NACD BoardVision - NACD BoardVision – “The role of the board as company spokesperson” - Resources - NACD

      NACD BoardVision - NACD BoardVision – “The role of the board as company spokesperson” - Resources - NACD

      NACD BoardVision – “The role of the board as company spokesperson” Date: 01/06/2012 Peter Gleason, managing director and chief financial officer for the National Association of Corporate Directors discusses the role of the board as company spokesperson with Demetrios Skalkotos, senior vice president of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. Click to view the transcript] NACD BoardVision The role of the board as company spokesperson Peter Gleason: Welcome to BoardVision. I’m Peter Gleason, managing di

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    7. Corporate Governance Best Practices

      
Corporate Governance Best Practices

      Humanist Corporate Governance: A universal model for balancing power and aligning interests Abstract This monograph attempts to add clarity to the complex subject of corporate governance by offering an alternative conceptual model for a corporate board as a parental archetype, and the firm as its android child. Costly, systemic power imbalances and conflicts of interest, inherent in the conventional model, are resolved by applying ancient Roman property law principles (usus, fructus, and abusus)

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    8. Tensions with the Board Not the Norm, Say 98 Percent of CEOs

      Tensions with the Board Not the Norm, Say 98% of CEOs Jan. 11, 2012 — Despite the prominence of headline-making Fortune 500 boardroom clashes in 2011, 98% of U.S. CEOs report having good relationships with their boards of directors, and 95% say they believe their board supports them in the majority of decisions they make, according to a just-released survey from RHR International, a global executive talent development firm. Though these middle-market CEOs represent companies that make up a

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    9. Executive Compensation: What Will 2012 Bring? — The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

      Executive Compensation: What Will 2012 Bring? Posted by Scott Hirst, co-editor, HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, on Thursday January 12, 2012 at 9:26 am * Print * email * Twitter Tags: Clawbacks, Compensation, Dodd-Frank Act, Executives, John Cannon, Linda Rappaport, Pay slice, Risk, Say on pay, Shearman & Sterling Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from John J. Cannon, a partner in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group at Shearman & Sterling LLP,

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      Mentions: Dodd-Frank
    10. 2011 Annual Corporate Governance Review — The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

      2011 Annual Corporate Governance Review — The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

      2011 Annual Corporate Governance Review Posted by Noam Noked, co-editor, HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, on Thursday January 12, 2012 at 9:28 am * Print * email * Twitter Tags: Compensation, David Drake, General governance, Georgeson, Pay for performance, Say on pay Editor’s Note: The following comes to us from David Drake, President of Georgeson Inc, and is based on the executive summary of Georgeson’s 2011 Annual Corporate Governance Review by Mr. Drake, Rhonda L. B

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    11. Corporate Boards: Shifting From Aging Men To New Generation Of Women?

      Corporate Boards: Shifting From Aging Men To New Generation Of Women?

      4 comments, 0 called-out + Comment now + Comment now B.C. Forbes, the founder of FORBES magazine, dedicated the first issue to women in business. “Forbes believes her achievements are wide,” he wrote, predicting that women “will soon sit on boards beside men.” That was in 1917, recalled B.C.’s granddaughter, Moira Forbes, at the Center for Talent Innovation’s annual Summit earlier this month. Now nearly 100 years later, the de

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    12. Boardmember.com's 10 Most Viewed Articles of 2011

      What were the top-of-mind issues for visitors to Boardmember.com in 2011? Articles from our annual legal issue as well as corporate political donations, Dodd-Frank, and the NYSE’s acquisition of Corporate Board Member were all topics of interest to those relying on Boardmember.com for corporate governance news in the past year.

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    13. News Corp appoints independent chairman to deal with hacking scandal

      News Corp appoints independent chairman to deal with hacking scandal

      Commercial lawyer Lord Grabiner QC to head management and standards committee News Corporation on Monday appointed Lord Grabiner QC to be the independent chairman of its beefed up management and standards committee dealing with the News International phone-hacking scandal. Grabiner's appointment comes as News Corp confirmed it is making the MSC more independent of News International, housing it ...

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    14. Protesters target BP annual meeting

      Protesters target BP annual meeting

      Anger at executive pay deals in wake of Deepwater Horizon disaster • Protest includes Gulf coast fishermen and climate change activists • Follow Andrew Clark ( @clarkaw ) on Twitter for the latest action from BP's AGM BP executives faced angry protesters as shareholders prepared to vote at its annual meeting in London, which was taking place a few days before the first anniversary of the ...

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    15. Britain's highest paid boss Bart Becht keeps a low profile

      Britain's highest paid boss Bart Becht keeps a low profile

      Chief executive of Reckitt Benckiser was used to scrutiny of his earnings even before taking home more than £90m last year Bart Becht is no stranger to seeing his pay scrutinised. The boss of Reckitt Benckiser was already Britain's best-paid chief executive before he rewrote the records by taking home more than £90m of cash and shares last year , having picked up £38m in 2008. Becht's earnings ...

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