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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Jan Babiak, Audit Committee Chair, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., joins host TK Kerstetter to discuss… Why Committee Chairs are Becoming the Foundation to Board Success.
Cameco’s Jim Curtiss discusses several trends that will continue to impact compensation committees in the months ahead.
Now six years after the Dodd-Frank Act, we take a look at the effects of
“Say on Pay” on shareholder engagement.
We explore trends in shareholder voting using Proxy Monitor, a database tracking shareholder proposals from 2006 up to the 2016 season.
Jim Copland, Senior Fellow & Director of Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, joins host TK Kerstetter to discuss… Trends in Shareholder Proposals: What Matters Most to Investors?
Terry Ward, a partner with PwC’s Governance Insights Center joins host TK Kerstetter to discuss… Questions the Board Should Be Asking About Non-GAAP Measures.
Your question answered in 70 seconds: What kind of engagement do institutional investors expect from boards?