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?
TK Kerstetter and Doug Chia discuss the current state of board evaluations. The two debate best practices around facilitators, methodology and peer-to-peer.
Greg Taxin discusses the mistakes that boards commonly make during a proxy contest. More importantly, he outlines what boards can do to correct them.
In this episode, Judith Samuelson dissects BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s recent letter to CEOs. What’s the takeaway for board members?
In this episode, Doug Chia debates the pros and cons of virtual shareholder meetings and predicts what actions investors might take against the “virtual-only” practice.
In this episode, Cindy Fornelli shares key updates on audit committee issues including upcoming regulations, audit disclosure trends, and investor confidence levels.
In this episode, Bob McCormick demystifies the institutional investor voting process and outlines best practices for shareholder engagement.
In this episode, Barbara Berlin outlines eight emerging technologies that are impacting companies across the world and discusses how boards should be responding.
In today’s digital world, corporate crises have become inevitable. Board veteran Betsy Atkins discusses specific scenarios and draws conclusions about what boards can learn.
In this episode, Michael Garland and Cindy Fornelli discuss the Boardroom Accountability Project 2.0. How aligned are institutional and main street investors?
In this episode, The Conference Board’s Doug Chia discusses key findings and implications from Equilar’s recent study: “CFOs on Boards: Higher Pay, Lower Performance”.
In Part 4 of the series, investors and directors engage in a point-counterpoint discussion. How effectively are directors managing board composition & refreshment?
Tracy Stewart explains why the Florida State Board of Administration and other major investors got involved with the Investor Stewardship Group (ISG).
Darla Stuckey discusses the impending ISG Corporate Governance Principles. What does this influential investor group expect of corporate boards? How should they prepare?
Legal expert William Chandler discusses the various liabilities in today’s boardrooms. How can directors mitigate risks related to board minutes or cyber breaches?
In this episode, Ron Schneider discusses what boards should focus on in 2018 in regards to proxy disclosure: CEO pay ratio, ESG, skills matrices, and more.
In this episode, Julie Daum discusses trends in S&P 500 board recruitment. Which skill sets are in high demand? Why are age limits rising?
In this episode, Megan Baier outlines expert guideline for board minutes: What should boards be thorough and when does it pay to be brief?
In this episode, Cindy Fields shares her experience serving on four company boards to discuss: How can boards be more effective?
In this episode, Alex Schmelkin outlines several approaches boards can take to better understand the digital landscape and their company’s “end user”.
In this episode, Bob Romanchek outlines five critical steps or subject-matter issues – from compensation plan inventory to proxy advisor review.