A blog touching on governance issues important for the open exchange of ideas between the business community and academia.

Apr, 29 2013

Guest blogger Yelena Barychev was excited to see the SEC’s press release about its report of investigation related to Netflix and social media issues. Read on for her expert explanation.

Apr, 3 2013

Corporations face never-ending threats to their established businesses.

Mar, 11 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is increasingly viewed as a topic of strategic importance. The vast majority of Fortune 1000 companies now engage in social and environmental responsibility activities, and CSR spending has reached unprecedented levels. For example, in 2010, Walmart gave more than $340 million in cash to charity, and Alcoa gave away 6.2 percent of its pre-tax profit. Keep in mind that these numbers represent only a portion of total CSR spending; others include environmental initiatives, volunteering programs, and workplace safety.

Mar, 4 2013

The recent governance headlines concerning the fallout from the inability of Penn State’s board to govern have focused on what the board knew or didn’t know and the lack of a process to assess and manage risk. As always, there is a great temptation in our culture to serve as judge, juror and key consultant to those who have stumbled and failed. Numerous articles, speeches, panel discussions and webinars from key thought leaders in the field of board governance continue to discuss what went wrong and what should be done to ensure that the same incident could not happen again.

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