A Board's Top Job: Watching the CEO

Sempra Energy's Steve Baum on what makes his energy-trader's corporate-governance structure successful while Enron's failed

Scandals involving corporate governance have shaken investors' confidence, taken an enormous financial toll on employees at tarnished companies, and sunk perceptions of corporate America's integrity. In the wake of these debacles, few issues are as important as those relating to corporate governance. With this article, BusinessWeek Online offers a new forum called "Ask the CEO." The idea is to pose questions to CEOs, and then let them show you in more detail their thinking about decisions that have an impact on their companies, workers, and shareholders. What would you like to Ask the CEO? Please submit your questions to Ask_the_CEO@businessweek.com

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