At Diligent’s Directors’ Experience event in Napa Valley, we held a fireside chat with State Street’s Rakhi Kumar. What expectations does the investor have around ESG, risk management, and board composition?
Doug Eakeley describes the emergence of active shareholder engagement on the part of passive institutional investors. How are boards preparing for these interactions?
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, Bob McCormick demystifies the institutional investor voting process and outlines best practices for shareholder engagement.
What can boards expect in 2018? Paula Loop and TK Kerstetter outline governance predictions and priorities for the coming year.
In this episode, Michael Garland and Cindy Fornelli discuss the Boardroom Accountability Project 2.0. How aligned are institutional and main street investors?
What to get those “hard-to-shop-for” investors, proxy advisors, and activists.
Each year, Spencer Stuart’s U.S. Board Index offers an effective snapshot of S&P 500 boards. In this blog, we examine trends in board composition, refreshment and engagement.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
In this webcast hosted by Donnelley Financial Solutions, a panel of experts will share best practices for transitioning from EGC-scaled disclosure to full disclosure.
In this breakfast seminar hosted by Donnelley Financial Solutions, a panel of experts will discuss innovations in proxy statement design, format, and content—including evolving best practices in shareholder communications.
We share eight takeaways from Equilar’s Compensation Committee Forum in New York City. What should be on your committee’s agenda?
Ron Schneider, Director of Corporate Governance Services at Donnelley Financial Solutions, joins host TK Kerstetter to discuss… When & Why Proxy Votes Are Becoming Increasingly Important to Boards.
In our most recent episode on shareholder activism, Greg Taxin outlines three ways that boards can minimize their risk of becoming an activist target.
Watch Now: The recent webcast titled, “Answering Investors’ Calls for Transparency,” outlines effective practices for shareholder engagement and the proxy statement. Special focus is given to topics like CEO pay and board composition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ron Schneider, Director, Corporate Governance Services at Donnelley Financial Solutions joins TK Kerstetter, host of “Inside America’s Boardrooms” to discuss… Is Your Proxy An Effective Board Communication Tool?
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.
The Fall 2016 issue of C-Suite Magazine covers board refreshment, shareholder engagement and more. We give you a quick overview with article links.
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?
In this blog, we give provide boards with more context for ESG and sustainability 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.
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.