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  Corporate governance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Corporate governance also includes the relationships among the many players involved (the stakeholders) and the goals for which the corporation is governed.
Corporate governance is the mechanism by which individuals are motivated to align their actual behaviours with the overall participants.
Corporate governance issues are receiving greater attention in both developed and developing countries as a result of the increasing recognition that a firm’s corporate governance affects both its economic performance and its ability to access long-term, low-cost investment capital.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Corporate_governance   (4665 words)

  
 What is corporate governance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Corporate governance has succeeded in attracting a good deal of public interest because of its apparent importance for the economic health of corporations and society in general.
The corporate governance structure specifies the distribution of rights and responsibilities among different participants in the corporation, such as, the board, managers, shareholders and other stakeholders, and spells out the rules and procedures for making decisions on corporate affairs.
Corporate governance is a topic recently conceived, as yet ill-defined, and consequently blurred at the edges…corporate governance as a subject, as an objective, or as a regime to be followed for the good of shareholders, employees, customers, bankers and indeed for the reputation and standing of our nation and its economy” Maw et al.
www.encycogov.com /WhatIsGorpGov.asp   (470 words)

  
 FRB: Speech, Greenspan -- Corporate governance -- March 26, 2002
Thus, it has increasingly fallen to corporate officers, especially the chief executive officer, to guide the business, hopefully in what he or she perceives to be in the best interests of shareholders.
Corporate governance has doubtless already measurably improved as a result of this greater market discipline in the wake of recent events.
Fortunately, it seems clear that, if the CEO chooses to govern in the interests of shareholders, he or she can, by example and through oversight, induce corporate colleagues and outside auditors to behave in ways that produce de facto governance that matches the de jure shareholder-led model.
www.federalreserve.gov /boarddocs/speeches/2002/200203262/default.htm   (2619 words)

  
 BellSouth: Corporate Governance
Corporate governance encompasses the internal policies and practices by which BellSouth is operated and controlled on behalf of its shareholders.
The advantages of sound corporate governance include having a strong Board of Directors that is accountable to the Company and its owners.
The role of the Board of Directors is to effectively govern the affairs of the Company for the benefit of its shareholders and, to the extent appropriate under Georgia law, other constituencies, which include the Company's employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities in which it does business.
bellsouth.com /corporate_governance   (587 words)

  
 Ending Corporate Governance: Revoking Our Plutocracy
Once corporations were legally defined as "natural persons", they automatically were endowed with the same "Bill of Rights" as human beings, and so came to possess and then exploit with devastating consequences, the same "rights" of the freedom of speech, and the ability to participate in elections and lobby elected officials.
Corporations had limited duration, 10 years, 20 years, 30 years -- they were not given forever, like corporate charters are given today.
Section 1101, which specifies that corporations that act contrary to the public policy of the state are subject to dissolution.
www.ratical.org /corporations   (2869 words)

  
 Infosys - Investors - Corporate governance
Corporate governance guidelines and best practices have evolved over a period of time.
The Cadbury Report on the financial aspects of corporate governance, published in the United Kingdom in 1992, was a landmark.
recommendations of these two reports are aimed at strengthening the existing framework for corporate governance in the U.K. Enhancing the effectiveness of the non-executive directors and switching the key audit relationship from executive directors to an independent audit committee are part of this.
www.infosys.com /investor/corporategovernance.asp   (1230 words)

  
 Corporate Governance:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Corporate Governance looks at the institutional and policy framework for corporations - from their very beginnings, in entrepreneurship, through their governance structures, company law, privatisation, to market exit and insolvency.
The principal agenda items for the conference included (i) corporate governance of banks, (ii) a stock take of progress in policy reforms since the publication of the Asian White Paper in 2003, (iii) the role of the board in implementing the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, and (iv) corporate governance of state-owned enterprises.
The governments of the 30 OECD countries have approved a revised version of the OECD's Principles of Corporate Governance adding new recommendations for good practice in corporate behaviour with a view to rebuilding and maintaining public trust in companies and stock markets.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_37439_1_1_1_1_37439,00.html   (883 words)

  
 Corporate Governance
As permanent owners grapple with the issues of corporate governance they are simultaneously reinventing systems of corporate monitoring and accountability.
Analytical argument and empirical research demonstrate the value of shifting from oligarchic corporate structures, where CEOs set the agenda and are paid 500 times the wages of their average employee, towards those which establish systems of accountability and encourage long-term participation by concerned shareholders (shareowners) and employees in corporate decision-making.
The corporations that embrace such a dialogue should be better equipped to create wealth, compete in global markets, and solve the highly complex problems of the 3rd millennium.
www.corpgov.net   (1552 words)

  
 Time Warner: Corporate Governance
Time Warner is committed to having a set of strong corporate governance practices that allocate rights and responsibilities among the company's stockholders, Board of Directors and management in a manner that enhances shareholder value.
Accordingly, our corporate governance practices are designed not just to satisfy regulatory requirements, but to provide for the effective oversight and management of the company.
The company's By-laws are one of the company's foundational governance documents and are supplemented by the charters of the Board's committees, the Corporate Governance Policy, and other governance-related policies and procedures approved by the Board and its committees.
www.timewarner.com /corp/corp_governance/index.html   (355 words)

  
 International Finance Corporation - Corporate Governance & Capital Markets
The Global Corporate Governance Forum, co-founded by the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is an advocate, supporter, and disseminator of high standards and practices of corporate governance in developing and transition economies.
The Corporate Governance Department's Investor and Corporate Practice developed the IFC Corporate Governance Methodology, a set of tools and practices that IFC staff uses to assess the quality of the governance of potential investee companies and that serves as a guide for their work with clients to add value via improved client governance practices.
Corporate governance is a priority for the International Finance Corporation because it presents opportunities to manage investment risks and add value to clients.
www.ifc.org /ifcext/economics.nsf/Content/CG-Corporate_Governance_Department   (560 words)

  
 Ernst & Young - Issues and Perspectives - Corporate Governance
Corporate governance is becoming even more important, according to senior and executive management, and investors, who responded to Ernst & Young’s recent Corporate Governance Web Survey.
Corporate Governance affects every level of your organization and it is crucial to understand all the issues if you are to deal with them effectively.
The corporate scandals of the past few years have had a profound effect on the way companies do business – and on the attitudes of regulators and shareholders.
www.ey.com /global/content.nsf/International/Corporate_Governance_-_Overview   (460 words)

  
 Corporate Governance Resources - Private Sector Development - The World Bank Group
Promoting good corporate governance can be especially beneficial to emerging market companies and countries.
By adopting principles of good corporate governance, companies in developing countries can often command higher valuations, improve their profitability, and gain better access to outside capital than their poorly governed peers.
Of course, applying the standards of good corporate governance is not always easy among various legal, economic and social systems.
rru.worldbank.org /Themes/CorporateGovernance   (225 words)

  
 Corporate Governance Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Pursuant to the charter of the Nominating and Governance Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for periodically reviewing the appropriate skills, perspectives, experiences and characteristics required of Board members or candidates in the context of the perceived needs of the Board at that time.
The Nominating and Governance Committee will recommend to the Board all nominees for election using the qualification guidelines specified in these Corporate Governance Guidelines and such qualification criteria as the board may establish from time to time.
The Nominating and Governance Committee will implement a formal periodic skills and needs assessment process to assist in the evaluation of current directors and the establishment and modification of qualification guidelines.
www.reyrey.com /for_investors/governance/governance_guidelines.asp   (2115 words)

  
 Verizon | Investor Relations | Corporate Governance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The company’s position on issues that affect its performance can be found in its corporate governance overview, and those charged with executing this plan are the board of directors.
Overseeing performance in areas that reflect the core values of Verizon is a key point of integrity for the corporation.
Corporate governance of the corporation by its officers is subject to written guidelines.
investor.verizon.com /corp_gov   (272 words)

  
 Bayer: Science For A Better Life - Corporate Governance
The German Corporate Governance Code is intended to boost the confidence of investors, customers, employees and the general public in the management and oversight of listed companies.
With regard to the recommendation in the German Corporate Governance Code that a deductible be agreed for any DandO (directors’ and officers’ liability) insurance, the company’s DandO insurance does not cover intentional breach of duty and thus there is no deductible.
Our corporate activity is governed by national and local laws and statutes that place a range of obligations on the Bayer Group and its employees throughout the world.
www.bayer.com /bayer-group/corporate-governance/page698.htm   (531 words)

  
 Corporate Affairs:Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Corporate Affairs Division works on company law reform, corporate governance, insolvency, and privatisation and governance of state-owned assets.
The OECD Steering Group on Corporate Governance co-ordinates and guides the Organisation's work on corporate governance and related corporate affairs issues.
Much of the teams' non-member country work on corporate governance is carried out through Regional Roundtables.
www.oecd.org /daf/corporate-affairs   (779 words)

  
 Corporate Governance
Aon Corporation's success is founded on an unwavering commitment to personal and professional integrity, ethics, honesty and fair dealing.
We have adopted strong corporate governance practices that reflect this commitment and ensure that our company is managed with integrity and with the objective of building shareholder value over the long term.
We believe our strong corporate governance practices are illustrative of the ethical culture that has always existed at Aon.
www.aon.com /about/corp_governance/default.jsp   (160 words)

  
 Corporate Governance
The Corporate Governance Committee also considers stockholder recommendations for director nominees that are properly received in accordance with our Bylaws and applicable rules and regulations of the SEC.
The Corporate Governance Committee evaluates director candidates based on a number of qualifications, including their independence, judgment, leadership ability, expertise in the industry, experience developing and analyzing business strategies, financial literacy, risk management skills, and, for incumbent directors, his or her past performance.
The Corporate Governance Committee initially evaluates a prospective nominee on the basis of his or her resume and other background information that has been made available to the Committee.
www.novell.com /company/ir/cg   (1191 words)

  
 Government Commission of the German Corporate Governance Code
The Government Commission* appointed by Justice Minister September 2001 adopted the German Corporate Governance Code on February 26, 2002.
The aim of the German Corporate Governance Code is to make Germany’s corporate governance rules transparent for both national and international investors, thus strengthening confidence in the management of German corporations.
It will observe the development of corporate governance in legislation and practice and will review the Code at least once a year for possible adaptation.
www.corporate-governance-code.de /index-e.html   (349 words)

  
 Genentech: Investors - Corporate Governance Principles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The current five committees of the Board are the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Executive Committee, and Nominations Committee.
The membership of the Audit, Compensation, Corporate Governance and Nominations Committees consist solely of directors who are not officers of Genentech.
The number and content of committee meetings and other matters of committee governance are determined by each committee and its chair in light of the authority delegated by the full Board to the committee, the committee's charter, if any, approved by the Board, and legal, regulatory, accounting or governance principles applicable to that committee's function.
www.gene.com /gene/ir/governance/index.jsp   (2316 words)

  
 Corporate Governance Links
Corporate Governance, Innovation and the Economic Performance in the EU
The Team Production model of corporate governance counters the "shareholder primacy" response to recent corporate fraud and failures with a view of the corporation as a "team," whose members may include employees, creditors, consumers, and others, in addition to shareholders.
CoreRatings, European provider of independent ratings reports on corporate governance, the environmental impact, employment practices and impact on the societies.
www.corpgov.net /links/links.html   (1312 words)

  
 HARSCO Corporation - Corporate Governance
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee works with the full Board to determine the appropriate characteristics, skills and experiences for the Board as a whole and its individual members.
The discretion of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board in carefully reviewing directors for re-nomination and the stockholders in reelecting directors provides appropriate protection against directors remaining on the Board despite declining performance.
However, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will take into consideration the extent to which a director’s ability to adequately fulfill his or her responsibility to the Company and the Board may be impaired by service on other boards and committees.
www.harsco.com /investor-relations/corporate-governance.aspx   (2293 words)

  
 Corporate Governance Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is responsible for assessing the appropriate mix of skills and characteristics required of Board members in the context of the needs of the Board at a given point in time and shall periodically review and update the criteria as deemed necessary.
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, will review each Director’s continuation on the Board annually in making its recommendation to the Board concerning his or her nomination for election or reelection as a Director.
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, with direct input from the Chief Executive Officer, recommends annually to the Board the membership of the various Committees and their Chairmen and the Board approves the Committee assignments.
www.halliburton.com /about/board_gov.jsp   (3157 words)

  
 Corporate Governance at Holland & Knight LLP
As concern over corporate governance has grown over the past few years, the focus on best practices in corporate governance for public companies has now expanded to include privately held companies as well.
Our Corporate Governance Practice is comprised of experienced lawyers in corporate and securities law, securities litigation, white collar crime, director and officer liability and indemnification, insolvency and regulatory affairs.
Chair of Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware, as well as former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a former Chief of Staff to the U.S. Attorney General and former federal prosecutor.
www.hklaw.com /Practice/Practice.asp?PAID=387   (520 words)

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