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The Alberta Investment Management Corp. is emphasizing the business case for increased female participation on corporate boards. In its response to a request for comment on the issue of gender diversity on corporate boards issued by the British Columbia Securities Commission, the organization ...

By Julius Oweh. The chief aim of government remains the security and welfare of the citizens and this fact is brought home in a representative government where those in power draw their mandate from the electorate. Governance is about policy formulation and implementation and one key critical office ...
The ICICI Bank Ltd. fiasco demonstrates the alternative scenario. Specifically agency costs, the challenge of managers potentially enriching themselves at the cost of shareholders in the absence of a promoter. Lacking inside information, my opinions are restricted to the corporate governance aspects ...
#Speaking at the third CEO Summit of the Americas at the Westin Lima Hotel, Dr Minnis also brought his platform of transparency in governance to the conference, which is being held under the theme "Democratic governance Against Corruption". #The Prime Minister is further scheduled to address ... Bahamas
These include the appointment of external experts to examine governance of editorial data. A "triple-lock" mechanism will also be introduced where approval will be needed from three senior executives if any editorial employee's data is to be accessed by the company. There are rare circumstances ...

The title of this piece is not a set of words anyone expects to see these days, what with the goings-on in Yerevan and much of the rest of Armenia. But the underlying ideas of this article were originally meant for comments I was going make to the Glendale City Council last Tuesday. That body of five ...
As US lawmakers grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it's clear many were wrestling with whether and how the government should regulate tech companies. A recurring question is whether they have any inherent ideological biases. In his testimony to the Senate, Zuckerberg called Silicon Valley ...
Shares in the company crashed, sales plunged and the chief executive quit: just the sort of crisis to drive fundamental changes in the governance standards that allowed the dieselgate scandal to occur at VW. However, it was an opportunity that VW - which also owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, ...
Speaking in Limerick, he said the decision was made while they await more details about what happened. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has said she is "deeply concerned" about the governance of Scouting Ireland. Minister Katherine Zappone has announced she is withholding funding ...
In October last year, a 21-member committee on corporate governance, headed by banker Uday Kotak, had submitted its report to SEBI. Out of the 80-odd recommendations made by the Kotak committee, 40 were accepted without modification, 15 with modifications made by SEBI, and eight were referred to ...
Rosemary Lemon from Hays, Caroline Roberts from Visit Britain, Nasir Rafiq from Islamic Relief Worldwide, Mark Rowlands from Nest, Ami Bartrip from the Financial Times, Jason Green from Finance & Technology Research Centre and, Andy Cheseldine from Capital Cranfield, discuss the importance of governance in ...
The Federal Government says it is developing an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) to automate the entire government processes. The Minister of Communication, Barr. Adebayo Shittu said that the EDMS would automate the entire processes in the entire governance system by making the ...
This highlights the need for strengthening the capacity of local governments for implementing climate change legislation. Before even that, however, important questions need to be dealt with: how can the capacity of local governance to implement climate change legislation be evaluated in the first place?
Since finalizing their partnership 18 months ago, the Friends of the Jamestown Seniors, which has managed the meal site at the Conanicut Grange since 1994, is accusing the town of “metaphorically running a steam roller over them.” According to Larry Bartley, secretary of the friends, the joint lease for 6 ...
There is mounting pressure for an overhaul of the governance of the Six Nations Championship after Andy Cosslett, the chairman of the Rugby Football Union, claimed it was no longer fit for purpose. The Six Nations Council is considering the governance review that was carried out by former RFU chief ...
Clarion received a 'G1' rating for governance in a short judgement issued by the Regulator for Social Housing (RSH) today. The judgement said the regulator “has assurance that Clarion's leadership and governance arrangements are sufficient to support the delivery of its objectives and adequately control ...

Transparency Solomon Islands commends development partners and donors who are trying to ensure their funding assistance have an impact on the lives of people of Solomon Islands. We congratulate you and urge that you continue to consult widely. We also note that whilst this is the case, there are ...
Executives who are looking to apply for their first governance role but have limited boardroom experience should ensure all work examples accurately demonstrate how they've reported to a board in an executive capacity or presented a new business strategy that was successfully implemented.
Hyundai Motor Group on Wednesday announced long-awaited plans to overhaul its governance structure in a move to bolster future growth and shareholder value amid growing pressure from the government for the country's leading automotive group to overhaul its complex cross-sharing holding structure ...
DMS Governance (DMS) is the worldwide leader in fund governance representing leading investment funds with assets under management exceeding USD350 billion. DMS excels in delivering high-quality Fund Governance, Risk and Compliance services across a diverse range of investment fund ...
“I believe personally that what we pay our people in private businesses is between us and them,” Wates told the Financial Times. “I don't think we have to be overly transparent on that, because otherwise we're just putting out a for sale [sign] on good, talented people,” he added. In discussing the new code, ...
The two organizations had several disagreements on governance that emerged after New York City-based Glenview had given up its representation on Tenet's board. As part of the agreement, Tenet's board will change its bylaws to "further align" its governance with best practices, according to a news ...
In a fast-changing world, governance systems must support rapid decision-making under conditions of radical uncertainty, while maintaining accountability. That – not the Western expectation of what a governance system should look like – is the standard by which we should be assessing political ...
A university professor has submitted a complaint to the Charity Commission about the governance of Universities UK, a registered charity and the trade body for universities. Universities UK is currently embroiled in an industrial dispute over pensions that has led to lecturers going on strike. Universities UK ...
The recent instance of fraud in the banking sector has brought to the fore the issue related to governance in banks, especially public sector entities that need to put in place tighter controls and improve their balance sheets, according to a top official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “While the asset ...
"The district notified the Academy of Arts and Academics Governing Board leadership of their intent to revoke the existing charter agreement," said Springfield School District Superintendent, Susan Rieke-Smith, ED.D., "returning the governance and oversight of the program to the Springfield School District.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will land in the U.S. on March 19 as part of a three week, multi-city tour. It's his first extended foreign travel, which has already taken him to London, since being named Saudi heir apparent in June 2017. The crown prince is attempting to showcase a new ...
Good governance is the responsible conduct of public affairs and management of public resources. Light should be shined on the many outstanding accomplishments in Basalt the past couple of years. The Town Council has exhibited a blend of progressive passion, pragmatism and decision-making in ...
Governance remains one of the key risk areas for credit unions, the Central Bank said on Monday, as it published the findings of on-site inspections of credit unions. From January to October 2017 the regulator sought to analyse the issues identified in risk mitigation programmes (RMPs) issued to credit ...
We should constantly assess how we can optimize our governance to be as simple and thin as possible. We should build an environment where someone can file a metaphorical or literal pull request with pragmatic ways to optimize how the project is governed. This assures the project is pulling the best ...
My principal seems to think he should not be involved in the running of the governing body and it is all down to me and the clerk. Is that appropriate? Answer: This view does seem to be taking hold, but it doesn't help the management of the college. Successful governance should be a matter for the principal ...
When most people first learn about Metronome — a new cryptocurrency developed by Bitcoin pioneer Jeff Garzik — their attention is usually first captured by its ability transcend blockchains. However, equally as important is Metronome's approach to blockchain governance — a topic to which many ...
Political leadership in China grows from within the party and is marked by years of governance experience. Leaders are selected against a set of norms that includes performance measures, opinion polling within the party, term, and age. Though ordinary Chinese may not have a say to decide who would ...
Students at the University of Bath protest at the retirement terms of Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell, the UK's highest paid vice-chancellor. Photograph: Claire Hayhurst/PA. Your return to the VC salaries issue (Revealed: how vice-chancellor pay eclipses public sector, 12 March) is timely. The University of Bath's ...
A new governance code is being created for Swedish co-ops, focused on democratic processes, members' financial contribution and social responsibility. It is being developed by Svensk Kooperation (Cooperatives Sweden), the country's trade body for the sector, which was launched last May by the ...
As and when a new corporate fraud becomes 'Breaking News' the voices start again about the importance of corporate governance especially within family businesses. After the CBI inquiry began into the (mis)affairs of Nirav Modi companies, the spotlight fell on the role of professionals and other key ...
A group of nuns and religiously-affiliated investors said Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to publish a review that shows the root causes of the systemic lapses in governance and risk management that have led to ongoing controversies, litigation and fines. As a result of the company's commitment, the Interfaith ...
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are being recognized in fixed income investing as value-added indicators of potential economic performance. In the latest edition of "Global Macro Shifts," the Templeton Global Macro team outlines how it integrates ESG factors into its research process.
Abuja — Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has listed qualitative and universal education, increased intra-African trade and support for creativity and innovation as vital factors that would engender good governance in Africa. He spoke on the theme: 'The Future of Good Governance in Africa' at a ...
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare announced March 5 that its board of directors has approved several changes to the company's corporate governance. Here are five things to know about the changes. 1. The board approved changes to Tenet's bylaws that allow shareholders with a 25 percent stake in the ...
The Financial Conduct Authority's report into RBS's Global Restructuring Group (GRG) makes lamentable reading for those of us who are trying to place corporate and operational governance at the heart of institutional decision-making. That the UK's largest bank, albeit 70 per cent owned by the taxpayer ...
NAMIBIA will host the 12th African corporate governance network (ACGN) bi-annual conference on 8 and 9 March 2018 aimed at promoting and enhancing corporate governance on the African continent. The two-day event will feature workshops, presentations and panel discussions on state-owned ...
Some of its metrics and trends are definitely going in the right direction, but that's far from the whole story for Snap's future. In this clip from Industry Focus, analyst Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Evan Niu explain some of the many major issues with Snap's corporate governance setup, and why they ...
An Aspen City Councilman's suggestion to reexamine the Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority's governance structure prompted questions of what's broken at a council work session Monday night. Councilman Adam Frisch last month raised the issue, pointing out that perhaps the governance structure is ...
The Met Office has been plunged into crisis after its chief executive was sacked over problems with “governance and management controls” at the £170 million a year public body. Rob Varley was ordered to resign from his £160,000 post by the most senior civil servant at the Department for Business ...
Good governance arrangements – both by providers and advice firms – are crucial for achieving the best outcomes for clients. “Governance” can refer simply to investment governance, but it can also cover all aspects of a firm's activities: from giving advice, writing suitability reports, training and competence ...
Through our work with boards and management at credit unions of all sizes, we've come to see good governance as a key success factor for these member-owned financial cooperatives. Given the renewed energy of banker-led attacks on the credit union business model, its importance is only likely to grow ...
Prioritize Native leaders' role in Seattle's governance ... It's a shame, then, that 165 years later, the shoreline settlement that has blossomed into our magnificent, world-class city — and that bears an Indian chief's name — hasn't encouraged its Native neighbors to have a say in interlocal governance.
Lim said that "corporate governance in Japan has improved under the Abe government's effort as part of its growth strategy," and that GIC will do what it can to support reform in the companies that it invests in. "We work closely with both the board and management in areas of capital allocation, growth ...


 

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