On the heels of the Nov. 2018 SEC proxy roundtable, Tom Quaadman shares the U.S. Chamber’s position on proxy advisor regulation, shareholder proposals and proxy plumbing.
Following the Nov. 2018 SEC proxy roundtable, Ken Bertsch predicts the SEC’s next action and voices his concerns around the regulation of proxy advisors.
In this episode, Bruce Freed discusses trends in political spending proposals—and what this could mean for the board’s role in risk oversight.
In this episode, Jason Baumgarten explores the nuances of today’s digital landscape and how that translates to succession planning and recruitment.
In a landscape of increasing shareholder pressures, Erin Lantz reflects on key board responsibilities—from forging relationships with fellow directors to engaging with shareholders to assembling a “cognitively diverse” board.
In the midst of globalization, how can boards effectively oversee risk across various countries? Board member and geopolitical expert Alex Wolff outlines several points for boards to consider.
What is the board’s role in monitoring, protecting and even shaping a company’s brand(s)? Tara Walpert Levy outlines three aspects all boards should consider.
Annette Leckie discusses the impact of the latest tax reform on executive incentives. What changes to compensation does she predict in 2019?
Tanuja Dehne offers advice for boards still trying to reconcile the relationship between sustainability, strategy and shareholder value.
Paul Washington reviews the roles and responsibilities of the onboarding process. What’s the role of the corporate secretary? Existing board members? New directors?
In this special European edition, board member Karen Gavan shares her own experience from a recent proxy fight. What explains the increase in European activism? How can boards around the world prepare?
In this special European edition, Sara Mathew offers a unique perspective on how U.S. and European boards differ when it comes to shareholder engagement, activism, and CEO pay.
In this episode, Doug Chia and host TK Kerstetter cover several hot-button issues that will likely make 2019 the most disruptive year since Dodd-Frank.
On the heels of a recent SEC roundtable, Former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins reviews various proxy plumbing issues and offers an insider’s perspective.
In this special European edition, Sir Peter Bonfield discusses how boards in different countries are overseeing cyber risk. Specifically, how do European and U.S. boards compare?
In a special European edition, Yiannis Petrides and host TK Kerstetter compare board leadership roles in Europe vs. the U.S. and discuss the pros and cons of each.
Erin Dwyer shares highlights from the CAQ’s 2018 Transparency Barometer. What kind of engagements are today’s investors expecting from audit committees?
The CAQ’s Catherine Ide discusses the new auditor’s reporting model. What questions should audit committees be asking about critical audit matters (CAMs)?
Ron Schneider discusses the art and science of an effective proxy statement—and the critical role it plays in shaping investor voting decisions.
Catherine Bromilow explains why certain types of red flags are not so easy to spot. How can boards ensure they’ve correctly interpreted the tea leaves?
TK Kerstetter and Doug Chia discuss sensitive disclosure topics like the personal health of a CEO. What is the board’s legal, regulatory and professional duty?
In this episode, Grainne McNamara returns to continue the discussion on blockchain. What risks and opportunities does cryptocurrency pose for today’s companies?
Paula Loop outlines how today’s audit chairs can drive committee effectiveness—from succession planning and executive sessions to improved proxy disclosure.
In this episode, Chuck Nathan explores both sides of the argument: Do quarterly earnings drive short-termist behavior at today’s companies?
PwC’s Barbara Berlin and Grainne McNamara start from the beginning: What should boards know about blockchain? How are companies using the technology to drive value?
Christian Hoffman explains what a cyber risk insurance policy typically covers. What questions should boards be asking management about their company’s need for cyber insurance?
Adina Storch explains why failure to oversee compliance effectively can be a costly mistake. She outlines three aspects of compliance that today’s board members should be thinking about.
In this episode, Kathy Misunas explains why her board(s) decided to form a Cyber Risk Committee. What was the catalyst? How did the committee evolve over time?
In this episode, Bob Romanchek discusses current trends in director compensation. Why have certain board and committee chair retainers advanced so quickly while others have not?
In this episode, William Ultan dissects T. Rowe Price’s unique organizational structure and approach to activism. Is their collaborative approach to investments and proxy-voting indicative of a larger trend?
In Part Two of our series on sustainability reporting, David Post explains how boards can implement SASB’s standards as part of a broader ESG strategy.
In this episode, David Post explains how sustainability metrics can be used to drive financial performance. Why aren’t ESG issues higher on boards’ priority list?
In this episode, Colleen Birdnow Brown explains why her board formed an Innovation & Technology Committee, what it oversees, and how it communicates with management.
In light of recent cyber events, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr. and Host TK Kerstetter discuss implications for disclosure, board composition, and committee oversight.
Howard Brownstein describes one board’s journey to form a Strategic Planning and Risk Assessment Committee—and how that committee works with management and the full board.
While establishing core values may seem like a simple task, instilling them throughout all levels of the organization can be very challenging. Larry Thompson discusses the board’s role in setting the “tone at the top”.
In this episode, Larry Thompson explains what boards must keep in mind as they structure oversight around corporate culture.
Patricia Harned shares the latest survey trends about culture and ethics at today’s companies. What’s the “good news, the bad news, and the worst news”?
In this episode, Sheila Hooda discusses how today’s business and technology landscapes are evolving and what boards should be doing to keep pace.
In this episode, Bob Romanchek explains how tax reform has impacted long-term incentive design. How are companies rethinking their use of relative TSR?
Doug Eakeley describes the emergence of active shareholder engagement on the part of passive institutional investors. How are boards preparing for these interactions?