A new study adds up the potential legal and financial risk countries could face from hundreds of agreements, like those under the Energy Charter Treaty.
The SEC’s proposal would require companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and other climate risks, but it’s not a done deal yet.
Some investors want publicly traded companies to disclose their full climate impact, including emissions from their supply chains and product use.
Publicly traded companies must have independent oversight and make regular financial and other disclosures. The Trump Organization has none of these safeguards.
Corporations need to weigh up significant risks against wider benefits.
The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling against a company that claimed a fine against it constituted cruel and unusual punishment will quell fears of weakening corporate law.
A Québec company is asking for a Charter right usually reserved for people. There could be unintended consequences if it wins its challenge to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Myer misled the market, but the market didn’t believe it. The judgment provides a road map for future class actions.
New initiatives have allowed firms to enshrine their purpose in corporate bylaws, but gaps exist between local and international issues that can complicate the definition of a multinational’s purpose.
B Corp certification is the latest status clothing for conscious companies. But without a clear indication of how it improves business practices, what does it really add?
The government doesn’t need to extend jurisdictions, or boost enforcement powers to prosecute corporations that have behaved dishonestly. The law for prosecution is there already.
A legal loophole could grant computer systems many legal rights people have – threatening human rights and dignity and setting up some real legal and moral problems.
The allegations raised in a book on the Trump administration by Bob Woodward and an anonymous op-ed would be enough to get most CEOs fired.
Papa John’s is hoping to use the corporate strategy to prevent founder John Schnatter from taking back control over the pizza chain.
Nigeria is failing to prosecute banking executives charged with fraud due to deep weaknesses in the system.
Many contracts have been ended in cases of war or changes in the law. But government action making a contract more expensive does not mean it will be terminated.
All Steinhoff directors should be held accountable for the international corporate scandal.
Secret payments in exchange for silence regarding work-related sexual abuse are usually tax-deductible. How about changing that?
KPMG South Africa executives have set a new benchmark for the country assuming responsibility for wrongdoing in their organisation.
India has gone further than any other country in legislating for corporate social responsibility. But the law should be redrafted to enhance precision and stakeholder orientation.