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The rise of corporate transparency

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In this article guidelines for corporate social reporting are developed from a business ethics perspective. The guidelines are systematically applied in seven steps which are depicted in the form of a funnel. The guidelines are: (1) the social relevance of issues; (2) the social responsibility of the company with respect to each possible issue; (3) the (potential) gap between social expectations and company performance; (4) the social effectiveness of information on these issues; (5) the social accountability of information on these issues; (6) the social appropriateness of indicators on these issues; and (7) the social fairness ...
of individuals or business (corporations or other legal entities). Various income tax systems exist, with varying degrees of tax incidence . Income taxation can be progressive , proportional , or regressive . When the tax is levied on the income of companies, it is often called a corporate tax , corporate income tax, or profit tax. Individual income taxes often tax the total income of the individual (with some deductions permitted), while corporate income taxes often tax net income (the difference between gross receipts, expenses, and additional write-offs). Various systems define income differently, and often allow notional ...
History Unfolding: Diogenes's quest
Increasingly the theme of these weekly posts involves, on the one hand, the collapse of our institutions, and the emergence of selected brave souls who have been willing to challenge them and speak up and tell the truth. Exhibit A last week was Harry Markopolos, who stalked Bernie Madoff for nine years. Exhibits B and C this week are the Telius foundation, a non-profit headquartered on Arlington Street in Boston, Massachusetts, and a surviving, active member of the GI generation, a New York federal judge named Judge Jack B. Weinstein, who has stood up against what is in my opinion a disgraceful federal statute even though his ... market research, surveys and trends
The Mystery of Capital « The Baseline Scenario
So the dust has settled on the Senate bill, and it remains studiously vague about capital requirements — no hard leverage cap, for example. This is what the administration wanted , for two reasons: first, they claim that regulators need ongoing flexibility to modify capital requirements; second, they claim that they need flexibility to negotiate a uniform international agreement. There is one thing in there that is controversial enough to get the attention of the bank lobbyists: the Collins Amendment , which Mike Konczal has written about here. The main provision of the amendment is that whatever capital requirements apply ... market research, surveys and trends


CorpWatch : Top 200: The Rise of Corporate Global Power
Of the 100 largest economies in the world, 51 are corporations; only 49 are countries (based on a comparison of corporate sales and country GDPs). The Top 200 corporations' sales are growing at a faster rate than overall global economic activity. Between 1983 and 1999, their combined sales grew from the equivalent of 25.0 percent to 27.5 percent of World GDP. The Top 200 corporations' combined sales are bigger than the combined economies of all countries minus the biggest 10. The Top 200s' combined sales are 18 times the size of the combined annual income of the 1.2 billion people (24 percent of the total world ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Obama's Approval Rating Dips to New Low - Political Hotsheet - CBS ...
That rating is Mr. Obama's lowest yet in CBS News polling, and the poll marks the first time his approval rating has fallen below the 50 percent mark. Forty-one percent now say they disapprove of Mr. Obama's performance as president. In last month's CBS News poll, 50 percent of Americans approved of how the president was handling his job, while thirty-nine percent disapproved. Analysis: The Irony Behind Obama's Poll Numbers Mr. Obama still receives strong support from Democrats (eight in ten approve of his performance), but his approval rating among Republicans is only 13 percent. More importantly, Mr. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The recovery is losing steam, fast
Another day, another lousy piece of economic data. The 27.2 percent fall in existing home sales in July was far below analysts' official expectations (though in line with some of the whisper numbers that close watchers of housing data were expecting). And financial markets have again taken notice; money continues gushing into safe U.S. Treasury bonds, sending the yield on those bonds to 2.52 percent as of 11 a.m. (it reached as low as 2.48 percent earlier this morning). There's a pattern here, and it's not a good one. Virtually every major economic indicator to come out in the past two months has been ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Miss Universe and the death of the beauty pageant
Miss Mexico 2010, the winner of the 2010 Miss Universe Competition, wears her national costume for a pre-taped segment at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Last night, I watched a two-hour commercial, and a beauty pageant kept breaking out. Which is to say that, somehow, amid the interstices of skin- and hair-care commercials and NBC fall-show previews (repeated as insistently as Buddhist chants) and distance-learning courses in hair styling (from chief sponsor Farouk Systems) and running spigots of advertorials for Las Vegas attractions (Sushisamba! Minus 5!), the high solemnities of the 2010 Miss Universe competition were prosecuted ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Economic Inefficiency of Secrecy: Pension Fund Investors ...
exploration along the axis of corporate governance, transparency, active ownership, and each ...... onstrated that the 20th century rise of public corpora- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
SEC Speech: Remarks, Conference on the Rise and Effectiveness of ...
Thank you. As many of you know well, the mere mention of the phrase "corporate governance" might once have induced heavy eyelids and wide yawns. As my remarks today immediately follow lunch, it might still have that effect for some of you in the back row. Fortunately, corporate governance is no longer an academic discussion. It is not an arcane topic for high-minded legal debate. Nor is it a dusty, little-used flowchart in a vacant boardroom. Like never before, the broad idea of corporate governance has attracted an extraordinary degree of public attention and new level of industry awareness. One might point to ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Portfolio Flows to Emerging Capital Markets: Do Corporate ...
public governance, corporate transparency, and portfolio flows after controlling for other ..... Perhaps, current bond holders anticipate a rise in ...
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Occupational Training (1), Staffing and Recruiting (1), Exporting/Importing (1), Advertising (1), Organizational Development (1) My view has always been to set the parameters for governance at the outset and then sell it to shareholders on the basis that governance ultimately adds value to the company, especially if you take it public, when you can demonstrate to the market that the company has been run under governance rules which apply to public companies. It is also useful to point out that shareholders who are directors, will have a greater chance to hang to to their board roles if they could demonstrate that they know how ...
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Corporate governanace is required to build atmosphere of mutual trust and resposibility in order to achieve excellance explain this statement with special reference to national award initiated by the government of india Answer VASU, HERE  IS SOME  USEFUL  MATERIAL. My  answer  is not  related  to  the  INDIAN  SCENE ,  but  more  universal approach.  I  am  not  close  to  the  Indian  scene. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ======================================== Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws, and ...