The Future of Fraud Detection | Event Alerts | Presentations from May 14 Seminar

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  May 17, 2013 The Future of Fraud Detection: Research Findings on the Prevalence of Accounting Fraud By Lev Janashvili “The probability of a company engaging in a fraud in any given year is 14.5%, and on average, corporate fraud costs investors 22 percent of enterprise value in fraud-committing firms.”  Presentations …

GMI Ratings in the News: Corporate Governance, Forensic Accounting

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

In the News Executive Compensation, Combined CEO/Chair 5/3/13 — 1 Way This Company Squanders Your Investment — Motley Fool “Want to destroy billions in shareholder value and still get 75% of your bonus? Consider working at AT&T (NYSE: T), or another company with combined CEO and chairman roles.” 5/1/13 — …

Key Metrics Series: Internal Pay Equity

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

April 12, 2013 Key Metrics Series: Internal Pay Equity GMI Analyst’s Internal Pay Equity metric identifies companies where the CEO’s Total Summary Pay for the last reported period is more than three times the median pay for the other named executive officers.  Event Alerts for Responsible Investors In this week’s Event Alerts for …

Is Natural Capital a Material Issue?

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Report from ACCA, Fauna & Flora International and KPMG, November 2012 an evaluation of the relevance of biodiversity and ecosystem services to accountancy professionals and the private sector From the Report: “Is Natural Capital a Material Issue?” investigates the concept of materiality and how it is used to identify issues …

Sexism in the City of London Voting System Revealed

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

Sexism in the City of London as Men Rule in Elections By Simon Clark – Mar 24, 2013 8:01 PM ET Facebook Share LinkedIn Google +1 1 COMMENT Print QUEUE Q Some companies are flouting rules that say the employees they choose to vote in City of London elections should reflect the makeup of their …

Measure What Matters: Aligning performance indicators for global sustainable development, national Beyond GDP metrics and improved corporate reporting

kristy Conferences

Measure What Matters: Aligning performance indicators for global sustainable development, national Beyond GDP metrics and improved corporate reporting (Rio Centro, 20 June, 9:00 – 10:30, T 4) If there is one thing that will definitely come out of Rio+20 – it will involve metrics. The call for more coherent corporate …

Building Energy Efficiency and Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

Ethical Markets Resource Efficiency

Accounting for nearly 40% of all U.S. primary energy consumption, the building sector provides significant opportunities for energy efficiency applications. Within the building sector, the mechanical system (HVAC) is the largest source of energy consumption for both gas and electric. Significant reductions in energy consumption by HVAC systems can reduce …