Board Governance

GDPR: What Boards Need To Know Now

With GDPR fast approaching, Diligent CEO Brian Stafford and CFO Michael Stanton talk about what boards should know about the regulations.

How Board Directors Can Tackle A VUCA Environment

VUCA was coined by the U.S. Army in the 1990s to describe the post-Cold War world: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. It has since been embraced by leaders in all sectors of society to describe...

Xerox Proxy Battle Hinged On CEO Conflict

For ousted Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson, the perception (echoed by a judge) that he was pushing forward with a merger deal with Fujifilm to save his own job proved too much to overcome.

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.

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.