In this episode, Paul DeNicola and George Anderson discuss various ways for boards to take a fresh look at their assessment process and make key improvements.
The Society for Corporate Governance is hosting its 2018 National Conference from June 20-23 in Washington, D.C. See what speakers and topics are on the agenda.
How can today’s board members ensure they have a finger on the pulse of corporate culture? Jan Babiak outlines several steps boards can take to begin structuring oversight effectively.
TK Kerstetter and Doug Chia discuss the current state of board evaluations. The two debate best practices around facilitators, methodology and peer-to-peer.
Finance Committees can be a valuable tool for separating financial strategy from an overburdened Audit Committee agenda. But is it the right structure for your board?
Culture is dynamic and shaped by myriad factors, which makes it difficult for boards to monitor and manage. We outline four steps to guide the board’s oversight of culture risks.
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, 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.
Mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, the CEO pay ratio goes into effect this proxy season. We look at the current environment and best practices for disclosure.
What can boards expect in 2018? Paula Loop and TK Kerstetter outline governance predictions and priorities for the coming year.
What to get those “hard-to-shop-for” investors, proxy advisors, and activists.
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).
What can boards expect as we head into the 2018 proxy season? We extract trends and best practices from our episode with Ron Schneider and the recently published Guide to Effective Proxies.
Darla Stuckey discusses the impending ISG Corporate Governance Principles. What does this influential investor group expect of corporate boards? How should they prepare?
William Chandler and TK Kerstetter compare their predictions for director elections, shareholder activism, and board diversity. What should boards expect on the road ahead?
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.
The Center for Audit Quality’s latest Main Street Investor Survey measures investor confidence in capital markets, U.S. companies, boards, and auditors.
We highlight major trends from PwC’s 2017 Annual Corporate Directors Survey. Nearly 900 directors weighed in on corporate board performance and governance issues.
In Part 6 of our Board Evaluations Blog Series, we discuss the most important (and often-overlooked) step of the assessment process: taking action on results.
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 his latest article for C-Suite Magazine, TK Kerstetter explores the rise of build-to-fit committees—from ‘Digital Transformation’ to ‘Sustainability’ committees.
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”.
Panel discussions at Equilar’s Board Leadership Forum revealed a common thread: What do investors want to see from boards? How can directors engage more effectively?
In this episode, Doug Chia discusses the expectations that proxy advisors (and various other stakeholder groups) have for corporate boards.
In the fourth panel of the series, investors and board members will use the results of PwC’s 2017 Annual Corporate Directors Survey to guide discussion on shareholder engagement, board composition, and more.
The latest issue of Corporate Board Member Magazine takes a deep dive on everything from ESG to activism. In this post, we share quotes from just a few of the Q3 articles.
This father-daughter duo (serving on separate boards) explains how the life lessons learned at home translated to successful careers in board service.
In Part 5 of our Board Evaluations Blog Series, we discuss the factors to consider when selecting an internal or external facilitator.
In this episode, Jon Lukomnik discusses IRRCi survey findings on board refreshment and age diversity, among other hot-button issues.
Major index providers are cracking down on companies with multi-class stock. Our legal experts at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati discuss the implications.
This half-day forum hosted by Equilar will tackle topics related to strategy, board refreshment, executive compensation, shareholder engagement, board oversight expectations, and more.
This half-day forum hosted by Equilar will mirror the East Coast event, which tackles topics related to strategy, board refreshment, executive compensation, shareholder engagement, board oversight expectations, and more.
As part of the #BoardroomTrivia series, our own TK Kerstetter will appear on a short video segment broadcast on Facebook Live (October 2 @ 12:15 ET).
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?
This PwC webcast will help boards and management to develop an integrated cybersecurity risk management program that builds trust with various stakeholders.
As part of the #BoardroomTrivia series, TK Kerstetter will appear on an interactive segment broadcast via Facebook Live (9/11 @ 12:15 ET).
In this episode, Julie Daum and Caroline Tsay introduce Next Gen Board Leaders, a new community designed to highlight the value of young directors.
From Equilar’s Spring 2017 edition of C-Suite Magazine, we offer a high-level recap of major topics, familiar faces, and quotable tidbits.
In this episode, Dr. Richard Leblanc shifts boards’ attention to “tone at the bottom.” What kind of customer interactions or cultural practices could put the company at risk?
We share the answers to our May #BoardroomTrivia questions on the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley. Watch the full Facebook LIVE segment here.
Granville Martin (SVP & GC, Society for Corporate Governance) discusses the main components of ESG oversight and what boards can do to keep pace.