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    1. How Much Of A Difference Can One Woman Make on Diversity ?

      How Much Of A Difference Can One Woman Make on Diversity ?

      The answer to that question is "A great deal, when that woman has already scaled high walls to get where she is." The woman in question here is Fiona Woolf, new Lord Mayor of the City of London. She has wasted no time since taking office. At the start, she made it clear that her tenure would be about restoring the values and the reputation of London's financial sector. Unsurprising then, that seeking to widen diversity is also an imperative...

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    2. Alcoa Reaches Settlement With SEC And DOJ Over Bahraini Bribery Scandal

      Alcoa Reaches Settlement With SEC And DOJ Over Bahraini Bribery Scandal

      A bribery scandal involving an aluminum company, Middle Eastern government officials and hundreds of millions of dollars is coming to a close: aluminum producer has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice over charges of bribing Bahraini officials, the organizations announced Thursday morning...

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      Mentions: SEC
    3. Crocs Nets $200 Million Investment From Blackstone, Announces Stock Repurchase Program

      Crocs Nets $200 Million Investment From Blackstone, Announces Stock Repurchase Program

      The company known for its lightweight shoes just got a heavy-duty investment from a leading investment firm: announced late Sunday night that it has entered into a partnership with Blackstone, who will purchase $200 million of Crocs convertible preferred stock. As a result of this investment, Crocs stock is surging in early market activity Monday morning...

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      Mentions: Investment CEO
    4. Codes Of Conduct Gain Traction As 'Comply Or Explain' Embraced By Japan Investors

      Codes Of Conduct Gain Traction As 'Comply Or Explain' Embraced By Japan Investors

      A belief that codes of conduct remain the best way to guide business forward is at the basis of the United Kingdom's 'comply or explain' approach to corporate governance. Its Corporate Governance Code is regularly reviewed and consultation forms the basis of any changes. While the latest annual review by the UK watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of the Corporate Governance and ...

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    5. Twitter Has Taken A Good Step Forward, But Needs To Do Much More

      Twitter Has Taken A Good Step Forward, But Needs To Do Much More

      Twitter has garnered worldwide attention for its bad corporate governance practices and its inappropriate response to criticism.  The company needs to be congratulated, however, for announcing that it is adding Marjorie Scardino to its board.  Scardino is former chief executive of publishing giant and is highly accomplished.  She is known for being outspoken.

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    6. Churn and Burn: Why Customer Success Needs to be a Board Priority

      Churn and Burn:  Why Customer Success Needs to be a Board Priority

      Last month I was sitting in a board meeting for one of my portfolio companies, a fast-growing software-as-a-service business serving digital marketers, and two interesting things happened. First, the company reported it had zero customer churn (or 100% retention) in the quarter for the first time in its history...

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    7. Institutional Shareholders Amp Up Anti-Pledging Engagements

      Institutional Shareholders Amp Up Anti-Pledging Engagements

      In the aftermath of the financial crisis institutional shareholders are amping up engagements with company directors and executives on the pledging of company stock. On the agenda is pledging policy and whether the practice of pledging should be prohibited outright—similar to how hedging is now largely treated by the vast majority of companies...

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    8. Why Jos. A. Bank Fights For Men's Wearhouse

      Why Jos. A. Bank Fights For Men's Wearhouse

      It seldom happens that a smaller sized specialty retailer will make an effort to take over a larger organization. It is David and Goliath in modern suits.  But that is what is happening in the menswear arena.  Smaller Jos. A. Bank, a respected men’s store with 603 units that achieved sales of $1.05 Billion in fiscal 2012, has made a pitch to take over Men’s Wearhouse with 1,143 units and sales ...

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    9. The Broad Reach Of Broadridge, The Most Important Financial Firm You've Never Heard Of

      The Broad Reach Of Broadridge, The Most Important Financial Firm You've Never Heard Of

      Richard Daly, chief executive ofBroadridge, may be the most important person in corporate governance today. His firm is responsible for sending out proxies and tallying shareholder votes for tens of millions of stock owners around the world. Indeed, Broadridge processes 85% of all outstanding shares voted in the United States and 72% of shares voted outside of the U.S. --distributing some 2 billion ...

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    10. Big Hedge Fund Investors Are Abandoning JC Penney

      Big Hedge Fund Investors Are Abandoning JC Penney

      The era of JC Penney being a plaything for bigfoot hedge fund investors appears to be coming to a close. The struggling retailer has humbled some of the biggest names on Wall Street—handing them losses and leaving them with egg on their faces after they bet that the company could stage something of a rebound...

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