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May 19, 2011
According to a report released by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), that doesn’t mean controls aren’t working but rather companies must keep up controls despite a down economy. For example, if two employees sign checks in accounts payable and one of them is laid off, company officers would do well to name a back-up immediately.  'Fi...
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May 09, 2011
Good CSR means companies being committed to developing and integrating appropriate practices into everyday corporate strategic plans, which will both ensure they behave as good corporate citizens and help promote a better society.   Alas, a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report reveals that in Canada, ‘About one-half (48 percent) of privat...
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Apr 06, 2011
The board directors of US public companies should cast light on boardroom decision-making or have to justify keeping shareholders in the dark, according to an article published in Duke Law School’s Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems. The creation of a new ‘directors’ duty to inform’, proposed by the article’s author, John Wilcox, chairman of US board advisory fir...
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Mar 18, 2011
Last week, the global investment banking and securities firm announced that Tim Ingrassia, who has been in the position since 2008, is moving to a new role, joining Jack Levy and Gene Sykes as a co-chairman of Goldman’s global M&A.  Ingrassia joined the firm since 1986 and part of his responsibilities will include enhancing the firm’s global market share while developing new relationsh...
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Mar 11, 2011
Companies in these parts of the world will have to balance tradition with innovation by diversifying their boardrooms to include directors who aren’t family members, experts say. ‘The reluctance of family-owned firms to open their equity to outside shareholders has to some extent constrained the development of the capital markets in the Middle Ea...
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Feb 28, 2011
According to the study, which was conducted by Ceres, a Boston-based public interest coalition that addresses sustainability challenges, shareholders at companies in the coal, electric and oil sectors filed 41 resolutions, up 50 percent from the number of environmental resolutions filed at such companie...
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