Monthly Archives: January 2012

BlackRock To Vote Proxies Directly

In a letter to 600 of its largest holdings, BlackRock chairman Laurence Fink urged companies to consult with BlackRock directly to address their proxy issues before they consult with proxy advisory firms.  This is a huge development.  BlackRock holds at … Continue reading

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Don’t Force Split CEO, Chairman Roles

Today’s Wall Street Journal article entitled “Drive to Split CEO, Chairman Roles Gains Steam” talks about a group of mostly past chairmen & CEOs called the “Chairmen’s Forum” that are proposing a policy endorsing an independent director as chairman after … Continue reading

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Customize Corporate Governance

The “rules” seemingly have been written about corporate governance.  Risk Metrics, Glass-Lewis, Proxy Governance, etc. all have written their version of rules that public companies are supposed to follow.  Large institutional investors also have their own rules, each guided by … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Get The Governance We Want

The best-written set of ethics principles will fail if all corporate individuals do not practice the principles. That’s why we must communicate our principles constantly by deeds and behavior throughout the corporation. CEOs should evaluate the ethics programs of their … Continue reading

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Buy Green Be Green Sell Green

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