Publication: Corporate Secretary

First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Shareholders vote to replace Darden Restaurants' entire board after proxy fight

Starboard Value dominates new board after calls for cost cuts., spoin-offs and criticism of managementActivist investor Starboard Value has gained full control of the 12-member board of Darden Restaurants at the company’s shareholder meeting after a nine-month ... [Published Corporate Secretary - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Getting ethics and compliance right in a global company

Newell Rubbermaid has established ethical standards for suppliers and provides in-person regional compliance training as well as online code of conduct training for employees worldwideCorporate Secretary recently spoke with Robyn Farmer, chief ethics ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Strategic motivating terms: encouraging boardroom change

Corporate officers can motivate changes in board thinking by reminding directors of key risks that they need to be prepared to confrontConsider the myriad of instances over the past few years in which board directors have appeared woefully unresponsive ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 23 2014]
Entities: Liability, Corporate, Risk
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Corporate Secretary Webinar: Today’s top entity management risks and how to mitigate them

Corporate Secretary speaks with industry experts Andrew Moore, president of Computershare Governance Services, and Cynthia Krus, corporate & securities transactions attorney at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, about entity managementJoin us as we discuss ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Cyber haunting we will go

With a virulent new version of ransomware on the loose, firms need to regularly back up  data and provide effective security training to employeesWith Halloween less than two weeks away, forget haunted houses, Walking Dead parties and masks that drip ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 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 - Oct 20 2014]
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]

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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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Shareholders vote to replace Darden Restaurants... [Published Corporate Secretary - 22 hours ago]
Corporate Secretary Webinar: Today’s top entity... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 23 2014]
Strategic motivating terms: encouraging boardro... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 23 2014]
Cyber haunting we will go [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 22 2014]
Getting ethics and compliance right in a global... [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 22 2014]
Appointments: October 2014 [Published Corporate Secretary - Oct 20 2014]
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]
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Designing a whistleblower policy to withstand r... [Published Corporate Secretary - Sep 16 2014]
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