Worth Reading … Corporate Governance Reports

Worth Reading … Corporate Governance Reports

by Gary Larkin

With proxy season in full gear, a myriad of corporate governance issues once again is front and center at many annual meetings. Whether it's board structure, diversity, corporate social responsibility, executive compensation or shareholder dialogue, these issues are either included in shareholder resolutions or have become disclosures in the proxy statement.

What better way to truly enjoy the proxy season than with some light reading on those issues and what it all means for boards and everyone else in the corporate governance space. In the past couple of weeks, I have been reading some meaningful commentaries and corporate governance reports about the 2011 season. One is a commentary from a well-known New York law firm on how to achieve "truly good corporate governance." Another is a report from a blue ribbon panel on the future of corporate boards. And two others are the annual corporate governance reports from two important institutional investors.

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