corporate governance

Donald Trump, labor, corporate governance, gaming industry, Leon Kaye

Trump, Self-Described ‘Protector,’ Is More of a Corporate Predator

As investigations led by USA Today and the New York Times reveal, buyers who are captivated by Donald Trump's business background should be…
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As Trump Tries to Wall Himself from ‘Mexican Judge,’ Trump U. Scandal Heats Up

While Donald Trump assails his presumptive opponent Hillary Clinton as “crooked,” cases against Trump University have exploded as one of the largest issues…
Norway, sovereign wealth fund, Volkswagen, emissions, corporate governance, leon kaye, institutional investors, investing

Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund to Sue Volkswagen Over Emissions Scandal

Eight months after the Volkswagen emissions scandal rocked Germany’s iconic automaker, the repercussions still refuse to go away. Now, Norway's sovereign wealth fund…
Panama Papers, transparency, tax evasion corporate governance, Leon Kaye, Obama Administration

Obama Cracks Down on Tax Evasion, While U.S. Thrives as an Offshore Tax Haven

In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the Obama administration announced new steps to fight tax evasion, money laundering, opaque corporate registers…
Fossil fuel divestment, divestment, climate change, climate change risks, Canada, United Arab Emirates, pensions, Leon Kaye, corporate governance, CALPERS

Inaction on Climate Change Leaves Millions of Pensions at Risk Worldwide

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from…
Renewables, SunEdison, solar, bankruptcy, corporate governance, clean energy, Leon Kaye

Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the…
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Sustainability Ratings: Coming to an Investment Near You

Until recently, research on corporate sustainability for investing was largely available only to financial institutions and venture capital firms. But an announcement by…
Chipotle, shareholders resolution, corporate governance, sustainability reporting, Leon Kaye

Shareholder Resolution Urges Chipotle to Link Executive Pay and Sustainability

In a 10-page filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, two financial advisory firms are urging Chipotle’s shareholders to vote in favor…
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Boards Lack Social and Environmental Risk Governance

Boards, theoretically responsible for strategic direction and governance, typically have very little input to environmental or social issues affecting corporations or their stakeholders.…
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Women of Color: A Silent Voice in Corporate America

We've come a long way, baby -- but apparently not far enough when it comes to diversity in corporate America. The stats for…
Enterprise risk management, sustainability, Workiva, supply chain, social responsibility, Leon Kaye, corporate governance, investor responsibility research center,

Why Sustainability is Integral to Enterprise Risk Management

A new study makes the case for sustainability to be part and parcel of a company’s enterprise risk management plan.
Kuwait Petroleum International, Q8, Kuwait, corporate social responsibility, CSR report, sustainability report, Leon Kaye, Middle East, oil and gas, clean energy, renewable energy, corporate governance, employee engagement

Kuwait Petroleum International Issues First Annual Sustainability Report

Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8), a subsidiary of a state-owned Kuwaiti company, has issued its first sustainability report.
Deutsche Börse, integrated reporting, global reporting initiative, GRI, sustainability reporting, corporate governance, Leon Kaye, Germany, IIRC, International Integrated Reporting Council, stock exchanges

IIRC Scores 100th Business for Integrated Reporting Pilot

Last week Deutsche Börse Group became the 100th organization, and first stock exchange, to participate in the IIRC's integrated reporting pilot program.
Sears, Eddie Lampert, retail, John DePodesta, Kmart, Leon Kaye, bankruptcy, Chicago, CEO of Sears, corporate governance

How Sears Became the Worst Retailer, and Company, in America

Once upon a time, before Amazon.com, America shopped at Sears, but Eddie Lampert has turned it into probably the worst company in America.
Raytheon, JLENS, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, transparency, corporate governance, csr report, corporate responsibility, Wounded Warrior Project, EthicSpace, Student Veterans of America, veterans, greenhouse gas emissions, Leon Kaye

Raytheon Decreases Emissions, but Could Increase Support for Veterans

Last week, Raytheon issued its annual corporate social responsiblity (CSR) report, with a focus on the environment, social issues and corporate governance.
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