Board Governance

Why Culture Is Key In M&A Due Diligence

Culture is not given the same level of importance in M&A due diligence as financials, growth drivers, synergies and valuation models, but perhaps it should be.

Xerox: It Didn’t Have To End This Way

Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.

How And When To Engage With Institutional Investors & Proxy Advisors

Governance best practices increasingly call for boards to engage with their investors on critical issues; yet much ambiguity still surrounds the shareholder engagement process.

A Closer Look At Joint Venture Governance And Controls

Investor and regulatory demands for improved corporate governance have pushed many companies to take a closer look at their joint ventures.

Proxy Season 2018 Likely Defined By Board Accountability

Proxy season 2018 will be a marker of how quickly investor expectations of companies and boards have changed over just the past few years.

The Current State Of ESG Issues

Directors are spending more time focusing on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues—a growing topic in board and investor circles.

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.