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Case Study on BC Hydro e-points

BC Hydro’s Board of Directors formally ratified sustainability as a driver for their future business direction. Under this directive, and the pressures of current supply restrictions in British Columbia and on the West Coast of North America, BC Hydro have been re-examining and expanding their successful Power Smart initiative, which promotes eco-efficiency within their customer groups. From this emerged the program e.points (energy points).

e.points was launched on 03 July 2001 to encourage BC Hydro’s largest 366 customers to achieve significant electricity savings within their commercial accounts. These customers represent more than 75% of BC Hydro’s commercial revenue. This marketing approach both rewards an up-front commitment to energy efficiency and ensures the long-term sustainability of electricity savings through the redemption of e.points for hard-wired efficiency upgrades. Click here to read more…

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A Case Study on The Boeing Company Derivative Class Action

In 2006, plaintiffs in a derivative class action against the directors of The Boeing Company (“Boeing”), led by their counsel Labaton Sucharow, achieved a landmark settlement establishing unique and far-reaching corporate governance standards relating to ethics compliance, provisions that will also obligate Boeing to contribute significant funds over and above base compliance spending to implement the various prescribed initiatives.

In particular, Boeing’s Board of Directors will expressly undertake, through amendment of Boeing’s Corporate Governance Principles, reasonable oversight and monitoring responsibility for the implementation of Boeing’s ethics and compliance program and the effectiveness of those processes on an annual basis. The Audit Committee Charter also will be amended, including to provide for the Audit Committee to undertake responsibility for reporting no less than annually to the Board with respect to the implementation and effectiveness of Boeing’s ethics and compliance program. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Tradehold Ltd

The respondent, Tradehold, is a South African incorporated investment holding company which is listed on the JSE Limited. Briefly, the facts were that, on 2 July 2002, at a meeting of Tradehold’s board of directors in Luxembourg, it was resolved that all further board meetings of the company would be held in Luxembourg. Read more..

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Case Study on In Re Dynegy Holdings

Dynegy Holdings LLC (Dynegy), concluded that the debtor’s transfer of certain assets to its parent company, Dynegy Inc., prior to its bankruptcy filing may be recoverable as a fraudulent transfer. Kirpalani further determined that Dynegy’s board of directors breached its fiduciary duty in approving the asset transfer. Dynegy Inc. vigorously disputes the examiner’s findings.

Dynegy Case Study

Pursuant to § 1104 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, the court may appoint a bankruptcy examiner to investigate the debtor with respect to allegations of fraud, dishonesty, incompetence, misconduct or mismanagement. In the Dynegy case, the bondholders moved for the appointment of a bankruptcy examiner to investigate the alleged transfer of millions of dollars in assets related to coal-fired power plants to Dynegy’s parent company approximately two months prior to the bankruptcy filing. Click here to read more…

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Cache Metropolitan Planning Organization Case Study

The Cache Metropolitan Planning Organization (CMPO) is the MPO for the Logan, Utah urbanized area. CMPO was formed in 1992 after Logan was designated as an urbanized area following the 1990 Census. CMPO’s planning area consists of the majority of the city limits of Logan, half of the city of Nibley, and the cities of Hyde Park, Millville, North Logan, Providence, River Heights and Smithfield in their entirety. Some unincorporated portions of Cache County are also included. As of the 1990 Census, Logan’s urbanized population was 50,401. By 2000 the population had grown by approximately 50% to 76,187.


Steps to Designation: When the Governor of Utah received notification that Logan would be designated an urbanized area, he contacted the Bear River Association of Governments (BRAG). BRAG is a voluntary organization of local governments established in 1971 to facilitate intergovernmental cooperation in physical and economic planning across a three county region (Cache, Box Elder, and Rich Counties).


BRAG first was that all of the chief elected officials of local governments within the urbanized area sat on the association’s board. According to both a CMPO employee formerly employed by BRAG and one of the mayors on the BRAG board, the chief elected officials were concerned that the state’s initial contact occurred through the Association of Governments.


This concern stemmed from a suspicion that BRAG was attempting to extend its mandate and exert more influence over the member cities. This misunderstanding was not unexpected, in the opinion of one of the mayors, given that there was no real understanding of what an MPO was on the part of either the elected officials or their staffs. In retrospect, he agrees with the state’s decision to approach BRAG first due to their regional mission, but he believes the state could have done more to explain the implications up front to the local governments. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Boeing Unethical Practices

Boeing’s Board had independent directors in the majority. The company was also well-known for the values and ethical code of conduct it had laid down. However, the company came under criticism on several occasions for its alleged unethical practices. The case focuses on these ethical lapses that are alleged to have occurred in Boeing. The case gives detailed information about the various lapses at Boeing – an accounting scandal, the Lockheed Martin controversy and the tanker lease deal controversy. Click here to read more…





Case Study on Boeing’s Unethical Practices

Abstract: Boeing’s Board had independent directors in the majority. The company was also well-known for the values and ethical code of conduct it had laid down. However, the company came under criticism on several occasions for its alleged unethical practices. The case focuses on these ethical lapses that are alleged to have occurred in Boeing. The case gives detailed information about the various lapses at Boeing – an accounting scandal, the Lockheed Martin controversy and the tanker lease deal controversy. Click here to read more…





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Case Study on Walt Disney Corporate Governance Crisis

Walt Disney is the world”s leading entertainment company. It has recently found itself in rough waters as a boardroom brawl has erupted. Roy E Disney Jr, the last director from the founding Disney family has been asked to resign. Roy E has been highly critical of CEO Michael Eisner, who he feels was the main reason for Disney”s poor performance in recent times. Roy E”s ally, Stanley Gold has also resigned from the board to protest against the ouster.

With these events attracting wide publicity, Eisner”s track record has come for a critical examination. The Corporate Library, a prestigious firm that rates boards and directors for institutional investors, has ranked Disney”s board as one of the ten worst among 1,800 US public companies. Click here to read more…

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Link Between Decision-Making and ERM: A Case study

Enterprise risk management is a process, effected by an entity’s board of directors, management and other personnel, applied in a strategy setting and across the enterprise, designed to identify potential events that may affect the entity, and manage risks to be within its risk appetite, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of entity objectives.
Committee of Sponsoring, Organizations of the Treadway, Commission (COSO), Enterprise Risk Management–Integrated Framework (2004).



Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is not a separate, isolated process performed outside of normal business processes. Quite the contrary, ERM, similar to fraud prevention, ethics and internal controls, is integral to an organization’s success. it should be imbedded into and integrated within organizational strategy and incorporated into an organization’s core activities. erM needs to become part of organizational culture.Once the risks are identified and assessed, executive leadership must establish a plan to manage and monitor those risks. Find out more information on Link Between Decision-Making and ERM






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Case Study for Federation Square

Melbourne’s landmark Federation Square is a cultural and entertainment precinct located in the heart of the city. Home to major cultural attractions, events, tourism services, restaurants, bars and specialty stores, this modern piazza has become Melbourne’s ‘meeting place’. Located on 5.2 hectares by the Yarra River, the precinct attracts an average of more than8 million visits each year and is regarded as one of the state’s major tourism attractions…






Challenge: Federation Square is owned and operated by a self funded company, in turn, owned by the Victorian State Government. The company’s board is accountable tothe government via a series of KPI’s including visitation levels and customer satisfaction levels. Spanned across an entire city block, and with multiple entry and exit points, counting the number of visitors in Federation Square is a challenging task. Federation Square is also accountable for generating value for it’s tenants and sponsors who make up a major portion of the company’s revenue…
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