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.
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?
Nasdaq’s new white paper provides today’s boards with context for ESG and SRI metrics in an era of shareholder engagement.
Ethisphere’s recent panel on the CEO Pay Ratio outlines the challenges companies will face, including ratio calculation, media attention, and employee backlash.
In their latest webinar, Meridian Compensation Partners provides compensation committees with a comprehensive look at trends, influencers, and predictors in executive pay.
This blog is Part 2 in our blog series on proxy statements. As proxy statements become an important shareholder engagement tool, we discuss five DOs and DON’Ts of proxy design.
This blog is Part 1 in our series on proxy statements. We discuss how companies are raising the bar—specifically, how they’re leveraging proxies for shareholder engagement.
This blog is Part 2 in our series on compensation committees chairs. We identify the steps necessary for a smooth transition and outline action items for key players.
This blog is Part 1 in our series on compensation committee chairs. We discuss why rotating your compensation chair too quickly could impact your committee’s effectiveness.
Cameco’s Jim Curtiss discusses several trends that will continue to impact compensation committees in the months ahead.
Why hasn’t more progress been made? We cover themes and insights presented at the SAIS Global Conference for Women in the Boardroom.
We sat down with our legal expert, Bill Chandler (Partner at Wilson Sonsini), to understand how boards may be putting themselves at risk.
Now six years after the Dodd-Frank Act, we take a look at the effects of
“Say on Pay” on shareholder engagement.
How has Sarbanes-Oxley affected the composition of today’s boards and audit committees? Should audit committees have more than one financial expert?
In their 2015 guidelines, the Department of Justice established a new level of accountability for corporate directors. How has the personal liability of board members been affected?
We explore trends in shareholder voting using Proxy Monitor, a database tracking shareholder proposals from 2006 up to the 2016 season.
The second edition of the Investors Board Performance Review is now available for viewing.
Your question answered in 70 seconds: What kind of engagement do institutional investors expect from boards?
What can corporate board members do to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship with the general counsel? This blog is Part 2 of 2.