In Part 2 of this series, Julie Daum and Maria Morris highlight specific onboarding practices or tactics that have proven effective for integrating new directors.
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.
We share key statistics from PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey, along with a replay of the Nov. 5th webinar with BlackRock, AFL-CIO, and corporate directors.
A global study conducted by Forrester and Diligent reveals some unsettling board communication practices. How does your board compare?
Ron Schneider discusses the art and science of an effective proxy statement—and the critical role it plays in shaping investor voting decisions.
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?
This November 5th webinar will explore the results of PwC’s 2018 Annual Corporate Directors Survey (research report publishing this fall). Panelists include representatives from BlackRock, other investors and sitting board members.
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.
Corporate Board Member’s two-day program allows attendees to tailor their participation based on committee roles. Three programs are available: Nom/Gov, Compensation, and Audit.
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?
As companies like Facebook and Google come under fire for data misuse, we discuss implications for today’s board members and corporate secretaries.
In this episode, Colleen Birdnow Brown explains why her board formed an Innovation & Technology Committee, what it oversees, and how it communicates with management.
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”?
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.