By: Aarti Maharaj
Here’s our latest look at what’s new and interesting in the world of ethics, compliance and corporate governance around the web.
In an interesting twist this week Theresa May, who supported keeping the UK part of the EU became the new British Prime Minister after David Cameron announced his plans to resign by Wednesday. May will now be in charge of overseeing the UK’s departure from the EU. According to news outlets, May also vowed to reform boardroom governance and called for more transparency among businesses in the UK. Her plans also include clamping down on soaring executive pay and appointing employee representatives to boards—and of course, Twitter reacted:
— (((Nick Gould))) (@GouldsBlog) July 11, 2016
— ICSA (@ICSA_News) July 12, 2016
— Paige Morrow (@PaigeMorrowLaw) July 11, 2016
In other news, accused fraudster Martin Shkreli’s trial date is set for June 26, 2017. Shkreli is the former CEO of embattled drug-maker Turing Pharmaceuticals and is accused for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug to pay off investors he defrauded in a hedge fund he once ran.
— Dawn Ennis (@lifeafterdawn) July 14, 2016
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EU Regulators Hit Alphabet Inc. with Third Antitrust Charge: Google is once again in regulatory trouble. The European Commission accused the world’s most popular search engine of blocking rivals in online search advertising with unfair business practices.
Facebook Making Some Progress on the Diversity Front: According to data released by the world’s largest social network, women represented about 33% of Facebook’s global workforce while only 27% held only senior leadership roles at the company.
Valeant’s Former CEO Sells Almost $100M in Company Stock: Ex-CEO Michael Pearson sold close to $100 million of his stock in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International after he was replaced in March—part of a plan for the company to regain its credibility.
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