ry: London-based Diageo is among a growing number of companies reporting and working to reduce their carbon footprint. In its 2012 report to the Carbon Disclosure Project, Diageo cited Professor Paul Griffin’s research showing that “voluntary green disclosure decisions produced positive returns to shareholders.”
Attention from venture capitalists can be quite flattering to a young startup, but the question of whether to get involved with professional investors is ultimately one of the most important decisions that an entrepreneur must make. Professor Yasuda comments in this timely Washington Business Journal story.
For the past eight years, Watermark, in partnership with the University of California, Davis, has conducted the Study of California Women Business Leaders, a census and report on the status of women on boards and in top positions in Fortune 400 companies in California. In this Huffington Post blog, Marilyn Nagel, CEO of Watermark discusses the step that Resolution 62 takes, urging California companies to have equitable and diverse gender representation.
Prompted by our eight years of research on women business leaders in California, California becomes the first state in U.S. to urge more women on corporate boards. State Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 62 by 30-6 vote. Dean Currall and Researcher Amanda Kimball are cited.
California becomes the first state in U.S. to urge more women on corporate boards. State Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 62 by 30-6 vote, prompted by our eight years of research on women business leaders in California: http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/census
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who turns 44 next week, authored a book, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,” that’s been praised as empowering and attacked as elitist in encouraging women to speak up and advance their careers.
That message will be part of her talk today in Sacramento, where Sandberg is the inaugural speaker in “Women’s Voices,” a lecture series hosted by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, a bipartisan group of 31 female legislators from the state Senate and Assembly.
Sacramento’s high-tech community scored a rare hit Friday – one of its own went public.
Lunch hours are getting shorter and shorter, and even disappearing in some parts of today’s working world. With fewer employees asked to accomplish more in a day, many Americans treat lunch not as a break but as just another task to squeeze into an already over-booked day.
While men currently exhibit a higher level of investment knowledge, it’s been outweighed by the women’s emotional advantages when it comes to investment management. This article in Forbes offers some options that men can consider to avoid the effect of “testosterone overload” when it comes to investment management. Professor Barber’s research is cited.
If you think you and your office colleagues are far removed from the deviant behavior of the cheating, dope-using Tour de France cyclists, you might want to think again.
A new study by Professor Don Palmer found that those elite cyclists using performance-enhancing drugs are not unlike Wall Street traders who cheat. Both types of cheaters do so “because of extreme pressure to perform,” according to a news release.
Professor Robert Smiley is surveying dozens of wine CEOs about their growth strategies and says many are looking to emerging markets in Asia because of those countries’ growing middle class, as well as millennials aged 21 to 35.
In a major reorganization of the company, Microsoft now has four women in its top 14 executive positions. This is a strong deviation from the standard in the tech industry which has a dismal record in this area. The UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders is cited.
International and domestic crude oil prices narrowed the price gap to less than $5 last week, but many analysts predict that growing domestic production will cause the gap to widen again by the end of the year. “Even if we have this temporary narrowing because of new pipelines coming on, the long term trend is that that gap will widen,” said Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director for energy and sustainability at UC Davis.
Parents these days name their babies Jacob or Isabella instead of John or Mary for similar reasons that people decades ago bought cars with tailfins instead of Edsels — because they are fashionable, according to a new University of California, Davis, study.
Hema Yoganarasimhan, an assistant professor and marketing expert in the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, reviewed favored baby name cycles since 1940 and has made some interesting discoveries when it comes to baby-name trends.
According to a new report, the Texas A&M University System chancellor’s annual review takes place behind closed doors and without written records made available to the public. Kimberly Elsbach, UC Davis associate professor of management, said private evaluations allow regents to be frank in their impressions, but could also lead to people misunderstanding the process.
Improved Crude Transportation Reduces Price Spread
More infrastructure helps reduce spread between West Texas, Brent crude
Increased rail transport and more pipeline infrastructure are narrowing the gap between international and domestic oil prices. Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director for energy and sustainability at UC Davis, says new pipelines and other transportation modes help alleviate “giant price aberrations.”
President Obama defined the criteria this week for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry heavy crude from Alberta, Canada, to American refineries, and must not “significantly” worsen global warming. Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director for energy and sustainability at UC Davis, says there is a huge amount at stake for the oil companies who will have to develop cleaner technologies.
Fatherly financial wisdom: Most of us gleaned a few valuable nuggets from our dads while growing up.
In fact, 33 percent of people said their main source of guidance on money matters was from “my parents or at home,” according to a recent financial literacy survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management to Present Sustainability Investment Performance Research to CalPERS Board
(Sacramento, CA) — University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management faculty will present research to a California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) board of administration meeting on June 17 to advise the nation’s largest public pension fund on sustainability factors and the impact they have on financial performance in investments.
Carl Schramm — banker, author, educator and former CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation — is the commencement speaker Saturday for the 2013 graduating class of the Graduate School of Management at the University of California Davis.
“Our students and entire community have benefited greatly from Carl Schramm’s teaching, thought leadership and expertise,” said Steven Currall, dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, in a news release. At the commencement, “Carl is poised to share a powerful and inspiring message.”