Publication: Corporate Secretary

First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Appointments: October 2014

Latest personnel moves at Chevron, PepsiCo and Marsh & McLennan1) Castleton Commodities International has appointed Michael A Goldstein as general counsel and corporate secretary.Goldstein has been a commodity merchant executive for over 20 years. Before ... [Published Corporate Secretary - 14 hours ago]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Financial industry looking to operational leaders to drive business change

With greater visibility into regulatory and market structures, chief operating officers are getting involved in business strategy earlier, says Economist Intelligence Unit/Broadridge surveyThe majority of business leaders in the financial services industry ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Board makeup first key to inspiring innovation, says NACD

Board leadership conference stresses 5 areas of focus to ensure good governanceReatha Clark King, Board Chair of the National Association of Corporate Directors, opened the 2014 Board Leadership Conference by putting corporate boards on notice that they ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Greening the government’s supply chain: federal procurement poised to drive sustainability reporting

As the federal government extends sustainability reporting to its supply chain, it needs to adopt more standardized frameworks for reporting than those now in placeThe US federal government is poised to extend its sustainability reporting to its supply ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

One-stop shop to manage foreign entity risk

Staying on top of subsidiary data on director qualifications, taxes and other matters subject to compliance risk is making more compelling case for management softrwareAs more US companies expand into new geographic territories, it’s more crucial than ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

ISS turns sights to executive pay, board diversity

Investors’ suggestions include proportional limits and absolute caps on executive payConsultation by proxy advisory firm ISS as it drafts its guidelines for voting recommendations next year show investor concern about the magnitude of executive pay, a ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Boards of the most global firms come up short in foreign experience

Study should serve as a warning that a shortage of directors with ample international experience could inhibit future global growthThere’s a mismatch of mega proportions in corporate boardrooms. The disparity between the largest companies’ global footprints ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

FCPA enforcement distorts intent of law, expert says

By settling for fines instead of prosecutions, the Justice Department is failing to discourage briberyCurrent enforcement practices of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are distorting the legal process and reducing the effectiveness of the law, a legal ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Rockefeller Bros Fund moves to shed fossil-fuel investments

Two-step process to start with eliminating coal and tar-sands investment in 2014, fund saysThe $860 bn Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) has announced it will start a two-step process to sell off billions of dollars in assets related to fossil fuels to ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Shifting priorities in activist investor proposals in first half of 2014

Conference Board cites doubling of withdrawals of proposals amid rising shareholder engagement, and shift by labor unions toward social and environmental resolutionsAmid growing satisfaction among shareholders that advisory votes on executive pay at annual ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

New evidence in favor of proxy access?

CFA Institute, finding proxy access could potentially enhance board performance and raise overall US market capitalization, suggests SEC revisit a ruleMuch like say on pay and majority voting proposals, CFA Institute expects proxy access would also motivate ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Last chance to avoid unclaimed property audit in Delaware

VDA program is intended to encourage voluntary compliance rather than forcing it through an auditWhen it comes to compliance, filing annual unclaimed property reports with the state in which they’re incorporated is often something companies let slip through ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 27 2014]

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But the drop-off was also evident among Russell 3000 companies -- 16 declassification proposals this year versus 32 in the first half of 2013. "For all the debate over whether or not declassified boards are the right way to go for all companies, when those proposals go to a vote they get very high levels of support, over 80 percent" she says

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Financial industry looking to operational leade... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 17 2014]
Board makeup first key to inspiring innovation,... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 16 2014]
Greening the government’s supply chain: federal... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 15 2014]
One-stop shop to manage foreign entity risk [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 13 2014]
ISS turns sights to executive pay, board diversity [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 10 2014]
Boards of the most global firms come up short i... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 09 2014]
FCPA enforcement distorts intent of law, expert... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 07 2014]
Rockefeller Bros Fund moves to shed fossil-fuel... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 03 2014]
New evidence in favor of proxy access? [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 03 2014]
Shifting priorities in activist investor propos... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 03 2014]
Last chance to avoid unclaimed property audit i... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 27 2014]
Concerns about combining the GC and corporate s... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 26 2014]
Conducting cross-border investigations: practic... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 18 2014]
Designing a whistleblower policy to withstand r... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 16 2014]
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