GlobalProxyWatch Names its “Stars of 2012”, BDTI’s Benes is One

[from the GPW Newsletter, which contains much more usefulinfo] – Each December GPW names 10 people around the world who had the most impact on corporate governance in the previous year. Here is the 2012‘GPW 10’:

Jamie Allen expanded the Asian Corporate Governance Association and built its influence with insightful reports and engagement.

Nick Benes advanced the notion of professional training for Japanese directors through the Board Director Training Institute of Japan.

Bob Eccles of Harvard gave intellectual and institutional backing to new groups such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the International Integrated Reporting Council.

Larry Fink of Blackrock offered leadership for institutional investors on governance issues.

Mustafa Hunter braved his country’s turmoil to launch the Egyptian Directors and Governance Association.

John Kay, the UK economist, led a government review that helped set the agenda for tackling short-termism in capital markets.

Karina Litvack built F&C Investments’ responsible investment unit into a powerful voice for ESG.

Jon Lukomnik directed a slew of influential governance studies as head of the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute. [Note: Lukomnik wrote The New Capitalists with GPW editor Stephen Davis and provided IRRCI funding for editor Aaron Bernstein’s Harvard research.]

Mauro Rodrigues da Cunha transformed the Association of Capital Markets Investors into a powerful voice for investors in Brazil.

Ann Yerger increased the Council of Institutional Investors’ clout with lobbying for governance reform and leading issuer engagements for member funds.

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The Board Director Training Institute (BDTI) is a "public interest" nonprofit in Japan dedicated to training about directorship, corporate governance, and related management techniques. It is certified by the Japanese government to conduct these activities as a regulated nonprofit. Read a summary about BDTI here, and see a menu of its services for both corporations and investors here.

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