Thoughts on corporate governance

Good corporate governance is about ‘intellectual honesty’ and not just sticking to rules and regulations. Capital flowed towards companies that practiced this type of good governance. Mervyn King Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God,
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SEBI Set to Overhaul Disclosure Norms for Better Monitoring

India’s Capital markets regulator, SEBI, will soon put in place a system-driven disclosure regime for listed companies, according to sources. The move is expected to strengthen real-monitoring of insider-trading cases and detect other corporate governance-related lapses. A working group formed
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Risk, ethics and whistleblowing in business

Corporate governance standards have increased significantly in recent years, especially against the backdrop of the lack of accountability in institutions during the global financial crisis. This volume aims to provide a comprehensive insight into what it is like to be
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Companies With Good Governance Practices Are Most Valued

The CEO of the Capital Market Commission (CMC), Archer Mangueira, said on Friday in Luanda that empirical studies from various sources show that companies that adopt good corporate governance practices are most valued by investors. According to the official, who
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Integrity, culture and compliance

Some years back, Lagos State government imposed restrictions on operation of commercial motorcycles (“Okadas”) as means of public transportation. Apart from restricting “Okadas” from major expressways, highways and bridges, Okada riders and their passengers were mandated to wear crash helmets.
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Corporate culture has been seen as a nebulous idea for too long

In his recent article entitled “UK corporate governance requires a cultural revolution” Richard Crump rightly raises the challenge of culture as being fundamental to effective governance. But like the vultures in The Jungle Book looking down on Mowgli being chased
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SEC’s Mary Jo White on Corporate Governance: Act Like Grown-Ups

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair, Mary Jo White, has a message for companies and shareholders: You’re big kids. Act like it. Addressing a corporate-governance conference in Chicago, Ms. White sounded at times like a weary babysitter, urging companies and shareholders to
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Corporate Affairs Commission engages Private Sector in Sierra Leone

The board and management of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), in collaboration with International Finance Corporation (IFC), yesterday held a working session for members in the private sector. The theme of the session was “Corporate Governance, Better Practice, Better Companies” various
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European banking sector not yet adequately integrating environmental and social risks and opportunities into operations

Large European banks are not yet sufficiently aware of the business risks deriving from environmental and social developments, such as climate change, water scarcity or sustainable production, according to a KPMG survey conducted with the support of WWF. Ready or
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Cameroon: a case study of Chinese corporate social responsibility

When a continent as forest rich as Africa becomes the target of direct foreign investment – no matter what the origin – what are the risks and negative impacts on communities, agriculture and forestry? This question is considered at the micro-level
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Saudi Aramco launches ‘Umrah for the disabled’ program

Saudi Aramco has given new meaning to corporate social responsibility (CSR) by introducing an initiative for people of special needs. Called “Umrah for the Disabled — A Lifetime Experience,” the program reaffirms the company’s commitment to CSR. The initiative was
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Japan’s changing boardroom culture offers two-pronged opportunity

Baillie Gifford’s Donald Farquharson admits many investors are sceptical about the talk of improving corporate governance in Japan, but he believes the theme is very real and presents two sets of opportunities. The Japanese authorities have introduced a number of
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