BDTI to Hold its Next English “Director Boot Camp”

BDTI will hold its next English-language Director Boot Camp on Tuesday, September 25th. Thisintensive programteachesparticipantsthe keylegal and corporate governance knowledgethey need to responsibly serve on, report to, or analyze boards of Japanese companies, both public and private. The course consists of short lectures interspersed with ample time for interactive discussion and questions-and-answers about real-life situations […]

Jay Nelson Commenting on “Whither Sony” on CNBC

Whither Sony continues to be the subject of discussion. In the U.S., the question is raised as one of strategy, as in where can their strategy go now,compared to Apple or Samsung? whereas in Japan, Sony's name is oftenraisedas the evidence that having outside directorsgoes not seem to improve corporate performance.And of course there are many points of view in between.

Detecting and Predicting Accounting Irregularities: A Comparison of Commercial and Academic Risk Measures

[ABSTRACT] Although a substantial body of academic research is devoted to developing and testing risk proxies that detect accounting irregularities, the academic literature has paid little attention to commercially developed risk measures. This is surprising given the general consensus that academic risk measures have relatively poor construct validity. We compare the commercially developed Accounting and […]

“Zombie Directors, Real Independent Chairs, and Nay on Pay” (by Nell Minow)

The following entry appeared as part of Governance Metrics International’s GMI Blog. GMI is the leading independent provider of global corporate governance and ESG ratings and research. Corporate stakeholders – including leading investors, insurers, auditors, regulators and others – use GovernanceMetrics services to identify and monitor risks related to non-financial measures covering key environmental, social, […]

Major Institutional Investors, Organizations Support The Board Director Training Institute of Japan

The Board Director TrainingInstitute of Japan(BDTI)is pleased to announce that so far during 2012 the following respected institutional investors andorganizations have made significant donations to BDTI, therebybecoming Special Sponsors in supportofourefforts to provide quality training about corporate governance topics:

Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Chubb Group
Ichigo Asset Management
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ)