WeWork Fallout May Have Greater Financial Impact

Softbank’s decision to require higher governance standards at companies it invests in may advance the argument that good governance...

Board Service is Not a Competitive Sport

I was retained by a company in crisis; in short order the lead investor assumed the role of chairman...

Keeping an Eye on Finance Transformation

Transformation is never easy. As the term suggests, it requires dramatic upheaval, drastic change, and the road to the...

The Key Players Needed to Battle Climate Change? America’s Boards.

The Energy industry is undergoing a "once-in-100-years" transformation. At the confluence between the fourth industrial revolution, climate change, and...

Board Leadership Program

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Twitter, Facebook Show Impact Ethics Has on Data Governance Policy

Corporate boards may need to add more ethical considerations to their data governance policies. Recent public announcements regarding the...

Stand By A Controversial CEO? Five Questions The Board Should Ask

Public controversy prior to Occidental Petroleum’s recent acquisition
 of Anadarko Petroleum epitomizes the pressure boards can face in supporting...

I.S.S. Sues S.E.C. Over New Proxy Advisory Rules

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services filed a lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday over new...

The Art of Directing Unicorns

A unicorn company has much in common with the legendary creature it’s named for—both are exceedingly rare, highly sought...

How To Onboard A New Director

Boards must be prepared to onboard new directors and facilitate a process that allows them to hit the ground running.

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How to Beat Groupthink in the Boardroom

Most directors would agree that diversity of thought is key to good governance. But even the most diverse board,...

Dealing with Disruption

Companies that can’t find a way to reinvent themselves in this digital era risk losing ground quickly and, ultimately,...

Boeing’s Woes Highlight Why Directors Must Ask Tougher Questions

The board of the Boeing Company will likely need a strategic crisis management plan to restore its reputation in...

Implications of AI on Board Oversight

The number of public companies disclosing artificial intelligence (“AI”) as a material risk factor in their SEC filings has grown...

Guide To Board Assessments

Engaging a useful, annual self-assessment is fundamental to governance excellence. Stakeholders expect it, and disclosure of it evidences a board’s effectiveness and commitment to its role.

Committee Briefings: Top Considerations for 2019

Investor expectations, new disclosure requirements, ESG, current and future trends–your committee agendas are filling up.