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Using the Opacity Index to Manage the Risks of Cross Border Business

April 15th, 2009

Joel Kurtzman writes:  “I hope you find the attached annual update of the Opacity Index useful in your endeavors.”

How Johnson & Johnson leverages and nurtures sophisticated social programs at business schools.

April 8th, 2009

By deploying corporate philanthropy dollars to tackle pressing social issues directly though customized programs at UCLA, Wharton, INSEAD and others, Johnson & Johnson’s initiatives go well beyond your father’s executive education. 

At last a plan for a fair and sustainable credit derivatives market

January 25th, 2009

The internationally respected Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has just released a blueprint for fundamental changes to the Credit Derivatives market. The Network suggests that proposed changes will bring fairness and sustainability to what has been a dangerously opaque and, as a result, mispriced sector of the financial system.

Cuomo probes major non-profits caught in Madoff investment fraud

January 20th, 2009

A few thoughts from Sally Blinken, a former deputy NY State Attorney General who directed numerous public corruption and charity investigations and enforcement actions.  Ms. Blinken is now a litigation partner with Venable LLP in New York.

Hazel Henderson on the opportunities that follow Casino Capitalism

December 8th, 2008

We are facing 2009 with optimism that my long-predicted demise of “casino capitalism” is opening huge opportunities!  We find large constituencies in many countries who see these opportunities to

Fruitcakes raise money through PayPal app on Facebook

December 2nd, 2008

The holiday gift that everyone loves to hate may be just the thing to “re-gift” on Facebook this holiday season, providing support for those in need.

Two-pound fruitcake bricks will be given away through a PayPal application built on Facebook Platform by Tony Hawk, Jimmie Johnson, Yao Ming, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Ben Roethlisberger, and Fall Out Boy — to benefit their favorite charities.

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