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Indian boards are meeting a tad more often

Public sector undertakings (PSUs) have a higher frequency of board meetings. The median number for the 16 PSUs in BSE100 index was 13, compared with 11 in FY15.

Philanthropy is much more complex than running a business: Azim Premji

In March, Premji had executed a fresh bequest to his philanthropic chest, taking his total commitment to social impact to $21 billion and placing himself in the league of Bill Gates and George Soros.

Indian entrepreneurs grossly stressed, shows study

The study showed that stress due to financial cash flows, fear of failure and disagreements with partners or family members are the top stressors, irrespective of their age and years in business. Majority of the respondents (40%) were in the 40-50 years age group, while 34% were in the 30-40 years age group.

Good corporate governance help cos achieve better financial results: Survey

"While compliance with laws and regulation must form a part of any governance framework, there is an opportunity for progressive boards to broadly work on better corporate governance practices. This includes promoting a culture of integrity and ethics, tapping into key stakeholder groups and creating enough scope for debate and dissent," said Dinesh Anand.

Niti Aayog asks India Inc to assess CSR impact

Speaking at the event, the Additional Secretary for Department of Personnel and Training, Srinivas Katikithala said that there is a need for partnership between the government and industry for capacity building to achieve greater impact of CSR projects.

L&K Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Anil Nair steps down

"When we began our journey we never expected to reach where we have reached today. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the dream team," says Anil Nair.

Making innovation a way of life

Product innovation is relatively easier because it concerns only a few employees in the company. Simply put, it refers to a change in an existing product, in terms of physical appearance or performance. So, it could be an additional camera on a phone or a revamped dashboard in an automobile.

Worried independent directors no longer keen to hold board seats

This unabated exodus reflects a trust deficit in corporate India, said the chairman of a leading conglomerate.

Six Tata trusts to challenge tax department order in tribunal

Six Tata trusts had their registrations cancelled & will now challenge the order before ITAT.

Corporate CSR funds not to go into govt projects

Thakur also clarified that corporates could now count contributions towards designated technology incubators and contributions to public funded universities, Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs), national laboratories and autonomous bodies engaged in research as part of their CSR expenditure.

ET Awards 2019: Not drawing up contingency plan, says HUL's Sanjiv Mehta

ET Awards 2019: Not drawing up contingency plan, says HUL's Sanjiv Mehta

“We are not creating a strategy for recession now. As a business, we are ready for the demand to pick up and it is not that we are putting the shutters down,” said HUL chairman. “The slowdown has to first slow. Then you have to stop slowing down. And then you have to reverse. So, at this stage, it is difficult to predict whether we have reached the bottom or not.”

Uber's Chief Product Officer Manik Gupta to step down in December

Uber's Chief Product Officer Manik Gupta to step down in December

Manik Gupta joined the shared mobility provider company from Google in 2015 as a senior director of the maps and marketplace product team. He was elevated to Chief Product Officer in November 2018. In the post, Gupta said he was still bullish about Uber’s long term vision and would be "strongly cheering for team Uber from the sidelines."

Biz leaders, experts to discuss corporate governance in 2-day summit

Biz leaders, experts to discuss corporate governance in 2-day summit

The two-day summit, to be held on November 21-22 in Mumbai, will witness the participation of all categories of stakeholders, including business leaders, regulators, corporate chieftains, directors, lawyers, chartered accountants, other professionals and board members.

Nomura renews 4.5 lakh sq ft Powai office lease 2 years ahead of scheduled expiry

Nomura renews 4.5 lakh sq ft Powai office lease 2 years ahead of scheduled expiry

The commercial building is a special economic zone (SEZ) which came into Brookfield’s commercial portfolio following the Canada-based investor’s acquisition of Hiranandani Group's offices and retail space in Mumbai’s Powai suburb for about $1 billion in 2016.

ET Awards: Economic Times report on Mobile Tech wins prize

ET Awards: Economic Times report on Mobile Tech wins prize

The article detailed the security challenges posed by outdated versions of Google’s Android mobile operating system, which powers nine out of every 10 smartphones in India.

Haldiram's, Vedanta, Indonesia billionaire in race for Videocon

Haldiram's, Vedanta, Indonesia billionaire in race for Videocon

The process to find a buyer for Videocon started in August. All parties have submitted formal expressions of interest (EoI) and will soon start due diligence.

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