Categories: Corporate Governance/Boards

Zicam Maker Takes Cues From J&J

Posted by: Arlene Weintraub on June 24

A product recall is every company's worst nightmare. But for tiny Matrixx Initiatives (MTXX)--maker of Zicam cold remedies--the June 16 recall of two of its products was particularly painful. The...

New Rules of Management: More Women on Boards

Posted by: Matthew Boyle on May 13

More women than ever before joined corporate boards in the first three months of 2009, but is this a recession-related blip, or a promising trend? According to Directors & Boards...

A Quiet Proxy Season?

Posted by: Matthew Boyle on March 06

The total number of shareholder resolutions at annual meetings this year is slated to fall well under the average of 1,100 achieved over the past six years.

Fewer Board Appointments for Bush Administration Departees

Posted by: Jena McGregor on January 10

The economy is in sorry shape, and come nine days from now when the inauguration occurs, there will be another group of people out looking for work: former Bush administration...

Shareholders Score at WaMu

Posted by: Jena McGregor on April 15

At the Washington Mutual annual meeting today, the score on three key shareholder issues was activists three, bank zero. The nation's largest thrift, which reported a $1.1 billion loss for...

Andrea Jung, First Woman Minority on a Board in Silicon Valley

Posted by: Jena McGregor on January 11

Finally! Apple gets a woman on its board. As I noted earlier this year in a story on why women on boards make more than men--turns out, they're frequently nominated...

Proxy Outlook '08

Posted by: Jena McGregor on January 01

Well, it's a new year...and that means it's closing in on time for another proxy season. Proxy advisers ISS write on the RiskMetrics blog that it's shaping up to be...

Proxies=Funny?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 18

As we near the end of year and look toward next year's proxy season, anyone interested in corporate governance and proxy statements (anyone?) should check out Proxyland, which is written...

More Women Get Committee Chair Seats

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 11

Catalyst, the nonprofit research firm, reports both good news and bad news in the battle for greater leadership positions for women in business. A research brief released yesterday found that...

The Interim CEO at Merrill is a Chairman

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 30

Well, it's official: After several days of news stories and reports that Merrill Lynch CEO and Chairman Stan O'Neal was out of a job, the company issued a statement today...

The Value of Diverse Boards

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 01

File this under obvious but important (a nod to "The Week" and my favorite "boring but important" column of news): Fortune 500 companies with the highest representation of women directors...

Can Bad Press Be Good for Stocks?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on September 28

Next time a public relations executive I'm talking to for a story starts getting nervous about bad press, I'm going to show them this study. According to a trio of...

Sarbanes-Oxley = a downturn in corporate risk-taking

Posted by: Diane Brady on September 26

For all its noble intentions, the five-year-old Sarbanes-Oxley Act prompts many complaints from the corporate community. It has been blamed (wrongly, in most cases) for prompting companies to shun public...

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