The Board’s Role In Change Management

In recent months, the Covid-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and significant social unrest have combined to bring waves of change not seen in more than a century. To assess the potential fallout for public companies, Corporate Board Member Institute and RSM US LLP convened a small group of board members to share their experiences helping their executive teams focus on appropriate courses of action. Some takeaways.

LTI Mix—Does ‘Performance’ Matter?

An argument might be made that whether a management team delivers superior performance is secondary; what really matters is that rewards befit performance. There is merit in this argument—to a point.

Dealmaking In A Downmarket

New research from Corporate Board Member and Shearman & Sterling asked 250 public company directors to weigh in on Covid-19-fueled activism, mergers and takeovers.

Four Keys To Effective Governance Reviews

When done well, these reviews help optimize how a company functions at its highest level and build trust with shareholders and other important stakeholders.

Corporate Board Member Institute

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Getting Diversity Wrong

Good intentions can go south fast in a whole host of ways. A field guide to perils and pitfalls—and how to overcome them.

Will Social Justice Movements Change Governance In The Boardroom?

It may no longer suffice when companies have made a “best effort” regarding their diversity efforts but have demonstrated little progress.

Survey: Worker Safety A Board Priority During Covid Crisis

BDO spoke to 280 directors about managing a work force during the crisis. A summary of their advice.

Four Key Topics High-Performing Boards Are Addressing In Human Capital Management

Many boards are expanding their succession management oversight to cover the next generation of talent.

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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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Fostering Stakeholder Trust: Plain Language In Corporate Disclosure

Most of us know instinctively that using plain language is a good idea. “Please give me the most convoluted proxy statement possible,” said no investor, ever. But if you need some confirming data, read on.

New Survey Finds U.S. Public Company Directors Cautious About The Economy, Split On Election

The inaugural Director Confidence Index, conducted in collaboration between Corporate Board Member and Diligent Institute prior to the public release of the President’s Covid-19 diagnosis, finds cautious optimism for the future of the U.S. economy—with caveats.

Can’t Find Diverse Talent? One Director Says: “Try Harder”

Teri McClure, an African American who serves on four corporate boards, reacts to Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf's recent gaffe and shares her views on recruiting and retaining diverse talent.

‘This Time Can Be Different’ On Racial Equality

Veteran board member Gaurdie Banister, Jr., talks fighting fires, rethinking strategy and the unique role directors can play on race and equality in America.

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 2020

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