Corporate Governance

Getting off scot-free: how CEOs survive environmental controversies unscathed

Date of Release: 
Mar 12 2016

Volkswagen announced on Wednesday that its top US boss, Michael Horn, would be leaving the company “effective immediately”, six months after the car giant’s global CEO resigned as the emissions cheating scandal became public. But a CEO losing his or her job following an environmental controversy is more the exception than the rule, according to a new study.

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Getting off scot-free: how CEOs survive environmental controversies unscathed

Date of Release: 
Mar 12 2016

Volkswagen announced on Wednesday that its top US boss, Michael Horn, would be leaving the company “effective immediately”, six months after the car giant’s global CEO resigned as the emissions cheating scandal became public. But a CEO losing his or her job following an environmental controversy is more the exception than the rule, according to a new study.

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