Categories: Governance

Boards Go Global

Posted by: Jena McGregor on December 02

Three years ago, the board of directors for State Street, the Boston-based financial services firm, was decidedly local. Not only was it lacking any international members, but every one of...

Nice Work if You Can Get It

Posted by: Jena McGregor on March 19

Amidst all the anger and hand-wringing about executive pay, the topic of director compensation often gets overlooked. While it shouldn't, it does appear to be one more modest spot amidst...

Survey Says

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 05

October must be statistically significant in some mysterious way. My inbox is especially full of surveys these days. Two of the most interesting findings for a Friday afternoon: **The Conference...

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...

Strategy on the Board

Posted by: Jena McGregor on September 21

We had a visit today by George David, the CEO and Chairman of United Technologies, the Hartford, Conn.-based conglomerate that builds everything from helicopters to air conditioners to elevators. David,...

Is there an "antitrust" religion?

Posted by: Diane Brady on September 16

Edwin Rockefeller has a new book out on Oct. 4 from the Cato Institute called The Antitrust Religion that asserts antitrust practics have become irrational, unreasonable and massively frustrating. Rockefeller,...

Board Diversity: The International View

Posted by: Jena McGregor on August 10

It's a small sample, but an interesting study just landed in my inbox. Executive search firm CTPartners (formerly known as, ahem, Christian & Timbers) looked at the board make-up of...

Big Pharma Makes Nice

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 28

Here's an interesting development in the battles raging between shareholders and boards of directors: Pfizer announced today that it will begin holding "a regular meeting" face-to-face between its largest shareholders...

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