Board Effectiveness

A Director’s Perspective

As a public company director at more than a dozen companies. I have faced an activist investor approach at four. Here are four important things I have learned during these engagements.

Activism’s New Paradigm

There has been a pronounced change on the part of shareholders—their makeup, tactics, goals and powers—a fact that every public company must pay close attention to today.

Inside The Boardroom: Proxy Proposals, D&O Insurance, And More

In this edition of Inside the Boardroom, Betsy Atkins answers readers' questions about proxy proposals, who should audit D&O insurance, and more.

Inside The Boardroom: CEO Succession, Cybersecurity, And More

In this edition of Inside the Boardroom, Betsy Atkins answers readers' questions about CEO succession, cybersecurity and more.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.