US Boards: John or Robert? Yes. Jane? No.

Gender Diversity in the US Boardroom

Female representation on U.S. corporate boards has not changed significantly over the last 10 years. Women make up just 12.7% of directorships in the S&P 1500 (based on board composition as of the 2010 annual meeting).… Read the rest

US business group sues SEC for enhancing shareholder rights

While the Securities & Exchange Commission is busy with its implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, business lobby groups are attempting to derail attempts to give the owners of US corporations similar rights to those they enjoy overseas.… Read the rest

The Truth Behind the $1 CEO

$1 Salary Still Adds up to Millions for Ellison at Oracle

Despite voluntarily slashing his own salary to $1 last year, Oracle’s founder and CEO Larry Ellison remains one of the highest paid executives in corporate America. Based on estimates from ProxyGovernance Inc (PGI), Ellison’s fiscal 2010 compensation topped $66 million, with all but $8 million delivered through stock option grants – the perennial driver of a lucrative compensation arrangement that has led the Wall Street Journal to dub Ellison the “Pay King” in its survey of the best-paid executives of the past decade.… Read the rest