corporate governance

It Turns Out Men and Women View CSR Quite Differently

A recent survey led by the CFA Institute noticed a Mars-Venus divide between how men and women in the investment management profession view…

Vanguard Urging Companies to Inform Investors about Climate Change Risks

In a step that will embolden more financial institutions to demand more environmental and social disclosures from companies, Vanguard announced it will urge…

Key Hampton Creek Leaders Fired for Shorting Sustainability Mission

In our exclusive conversation, CEO Josh Tetrick outlines his efforts to keep his company laser-focused on efforts to eliminate the factory farm --…

Uber CEO Kalanick Steps Down

The newswires have aligned with the company’s description as “taking leave” and an eventual “diminished” role, but for all intents and purposes, Travis…

BlackRock Investments: ‘Coal is Dead’

An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that "coal is dead," with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also…

Investors and NGOs Pressure Chevron on Climate Change Risks, Transparency

Chevron's annual shareholders meetings starts today, and several NGOs and activist investors hope their resolutions will attract attention.

Report: Fewer CEOs are Getting Fired – But More Are Losing Their Jobs Due to Ethics Violations

A recent PwC survey reveals that more CEOs are being fired over ethics violations -- even at a time when fewer CEOs are…

Donald Trump: The Newest Corporate ‘Risk Factor’

Donald Trump has been mentioned in corporate SEC filings several hundred times -- suggesting that uncertainty over his policies are driving companies to…

What You Need to Know About New ESG Fund Ratings

Last year MSCI and Morningstar introduced environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings for mutual and exchange-traded funds. Both firms rate about 20,000 funds…

Newly Merged DanoneWave Now the Largest U.S. Public Benefit Corporation

DanoneWave, a new entity that has resulted from Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave foods, says that it is now the largest public benefit corporation…

Proposed Bill in Congress Would Silence Activist Investors

A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies…

Wells Fargo’s Woes Continue with Calls to Divest and Oust Board

Wells Fargo's struggles continue as investors call for several members of its board to be replaced. To make matters worse, more cities are…

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards.…

The World’s Leading Companies on Human Rights

A new report, co-written by several NGOs and human rights organizations, looks at some of the world’s largest companies to give a snapshot…

After Trump Tax Fiasco, Time for a New Kind of Corporation?

Donald Trump's recent statements about tax liability and fiduciary obligation highlights what's wrong with corporate law.