Major index providers are cracking down on companies with multi-class stock. Our legal experts at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati discuss the implications.
We’ve launched a new email newsletter called “The Bulletin Board”. Each Monday, we’ll share a quick snapshot of last week’s board governance news.
In Part 4 of our Board Evaluations Blog Series, we discuss why a multi-year roadmap allows boards to get the most out of their assessment process and limits ‘evaluation fatigue’.
In this article, we look back at 2016 investor confidence levels in boards, audit committees, and U.S. companies (via CAQ’s Main Street Investor Survey). What will 2017 results bring?
Divestitures can be a strategic tactic when certain parts of the company no long fit with the longterm strategy. What should boards consider when overseeing this process?
Even the most-promising M&A transactions can fall victim to poor merger execution. How can your board prevent these all-too-common mistakes when overseeing a merger or acquisition?
We’ve pulled excerpts from this week’s articles and videos to share what’s new in board governance—say on pay, age diversity, and more.
We share insights from the Next Gen Board Leaders Mini-Summit about how boards can begin to think differently about cyber risk oversight.
We’ve launched a new community designed to spark discussion around the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of younger generation in today’s boardroom.
Today’s digital world presents endless risks for boards to oversee and less time to respond. We discuss four best practices for mitigating reputation risk.
In this blog, we share best practices for assessing and modifying your incentive plan. What are the Dos and Don’ts for compensation committees?
From Equilar’s Spring 2017 edition of C-Suite Magazine, we offer a high-level recap of major topics, familiar faces, and quotable tidbits.
We share the answers to our May #BoardroomTrivia questions on the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley. Watch the full Facebook LIVE segment here.
In this guest post, the CAQ’s Cindy Fornelli provides insights for audit committee members and others on enhancing internal control over financial reporting (ICFR).
We share eight takeaways from Equilar’s Compensation Committee Forum in New York City. What should be on your committee’s agenda?
In Part 2 of our Board Evaluations Blog Series, we examine the obstacles in today’s boardrooms. Why aren’t boards reaping the intended benefits?
In Part 1 of our Board Evaluations Blog Series, we discuss the role of board evaluations in today’s boardrooms and why investors are devoting special attention.
Today’s companies are being tasked with critical innovations from ecommerce to data security. What effect is it having on board composition and director recruitment?
Compensation committees face a full agenda in the first quarter of every new year. We outline four guiding perspectives or data points that all committees should consider as they set new compensation goals.
Nasdaq and Boardroom Resources have launched #BoardroomTrivia, a new series that explores the hot-button issues affecting today’s corporate boardrooms.
The Center for Audit Quality has launched a media page, which recaps the impressive panel discussions that took place at its 10th Anniversary event.
In our most recent episode on shareholder activism, Greg Taxin outlines three ways that boards can minimize their risk of becoming an activist target.
Pop the champagne! We broadcasted our 100th episode this week. We take a minute to thank our guests, viewers, and knowledge partners.
Will this be the year that really moves the needle? We take a quick look at new data and diversity initiatives already in motion for 2017.
For the latest edition of Equilar’s C-Suite Magazine, our own TK Kerstetter takes an aerial look at the top board governance issues for this year. What will be on the 2017 board agenda?
We take a look at PwC’s latest CEO Survey to determine which trends might be influencing board strategy and composition in the near future.
With the 2017 proxy season upon us, we discuss best practices for communicating peer group selection and board composition.
Nasdaq’s latest blog series, “Intro to an IRO” (#IntroToAnIRO), highlights the evolving role of the investor relations officer at today’s leading companies.
More than anything else, major investors and proxy advisors are concerned about board composition. We peel back the layers of the composition challenge in 2017 and suggest ways for boards to answer the call.
A new tool from the Center for Audit Quality helps boards and audit committees prepare for the new revenue recognition standard.
What to get those “hard-to-shop-for” investors, proxy advisors, and activists.
With increasing pressure from investors, the need for boards to communicate effectively has never been greater. Ron Schneider shares three ways boards can improve their proxy statements in 2017.
Equilar recounts TK Kerstetter’s fireside session with veteran CEO Steve Odland at the September 2016 Board Leadership Forum. Topics span leadership, board diversity, and the battle against short-termism.
The CAQ’s latest report shows double-digit growth (from 2014 to 2016) in the percentage of S&P 500 companies that are voluntarily disclosing information in several key areas of audit oversight.
This blog takes a look at the fate of Dodd-Frank in the wake of Trump’s election. We share helpful articles, speculating which provisions will stay and which will go.
Equilar’s Compensation Committee Forum covered topics from regulatory updates to peer group selection and Say on Pay.
Investors call on boards to better articulate corporate strategy—an area of improvement identified through our Investors Board Performance Review.
We analyze the results of PwC’s annual survey to identify trends and draw practicable insights for corporate board members.
The Fall 2016 issue of C-Suite Magazine covers board refreshment, shareholder engagement and more. We give you a quick overview with article links.
In the latest issue of C-Suite Magazine, we suggest amendments to the Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles and share the reactions of key players who weren’t invited to the party.
Nasdaq’s live video series, The Millennial Report, offers a window into the millennial generation and explores why a millennial perspective may soon be essential to the board’s risk management process.
Last week brought several opportunities for board members and investors to engage in open dialogue and assess the current landscape.
The CAQ’s annual survey gauges investor confidence in U.S. markets. What insights can we draw for corporate directors?