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HKS in the News May 30, 2012

1. Ex-PM Aho quits Nokia for Harvard (Aho) YLE (Finland)

2. Governance disclosure needs nutrition label (Heineman) Top 1000 Funds (Australia)

Ex-PM Aho quits Nokia for Harvard

YLE (Finland)

May 30

Cited: Esko Aho’s appointment as a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center

This appointment was covered broadly in the Finnish and international press

Esko Aho is leaving Nokia's leadership team for a position at Harvard University.

Aho, who served as the company's executive vice president for Corporate Relations and Responsibility, has been appointed as a Senior Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. There the former prime minister is to pursue research on the role of the state in maintaining welfare and global competitiveness. …

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Governance disclosure needs nutrition label

Top 1000 Funds (Australia)

May 30

Cited: Research by Ben Heineman, Belfer Center

Topic: The need for institutional investors to disclose their governance arrangements

… A recent paper co-authored with Ben Heineman, senior fellow at Harvard University Law School and Kennedy School of Government, Davis calls for a global database on the governance of institutional investors. …

In Are Institutional Investors Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? , Davis and Heineman ask whether institutional investors are using these powers properly.

The authors also note that the level of disclosure required by corporations and demanded by institutional investors is much more onerous than those required for these same investors. …

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Broadcast Notes

Tarek Masoud, Ash Center

NPR “Talk of the Nation,” 5/29

Topic: Egypt’s presidential elections

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