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By N. Demise, Y. Miwa, M. Nabayashi, Y. Nakoshi

The circumstances of Enron and WorldCom in 2001 within the usa targeted all over the world realization at the factor of no matter if agencies have a social accountability past stockholder worth. contemporary incidents in Japan have raised comparable questions as company governance within the vast feel and company social accountability particularly were taken up by means of committees demonstrated through govt ministries. This ebook is the results of a world comparative research of company governance started in 2002, and gives in-depth research of the difficulty because it applies to administration, ethical dangers, accounting practices, and the institutional investor from either a eastern and an international standpoint. The examine offers a view of the corporate as an entity that not just maximizes revenue for stockholders yet that still has a social position to play in holding a sustainable society. during this method the booklet is a important resource for managers, traders, and others in enterprise, finance, and economics.

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58% for the TOPIX. S. SRI funds and SRI indices in the 1990s do not show results worse than market indices. Moreover, it has been verified that the returns on SRI indices developed in recent years in Japan also are better than the performance of traditional stock market indices. This shows that there is no contradiction between institutional investors selecting SRIs as investments and fulfilling their fiduciary responsibility. And when it comes to having a different investment universe, it shows that in recent years SRIs have become an important investment for institutional investors who are trying to make alternative investments more positive.

4. Conclusion The phenomenon of separating the functions of corporate ownership and corporate control is common to the countries in which capitalism has developed. With the development of capitalism, the control of corporations has fallen into 18 19 Adachi and Kanai (2003) p. 91. Tanimoto (2003) pp. 239–244. 38 I. Four Approaches to Corporate Governance management’s hands. Management can perpetuate itself in management-control corporations. It has been said that shareholders do not have any functions of control of corporations.

New regulations demand the reorganization of public companies to improve the quality of financial reporting. In the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, accounting is assumed to be an effective pillar in making management consider corporate governance as important. For instance, it even includes the content of the accounting standard, and the conversion from the detailed rule to the fundamental rule in the setting of accounting standards is provided for. 1 See Powers (2002). 25 26 I. Four Approaches to Corporate Governance Regarding accounting standards based on fundamental rules, the unification of accounting standards by a standard-setting organization is aimed at.

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