What Your CEO Might Be Thinking Right Now

Conversations with CEOs across a range of industries shed some light on what corporate leaders are focused on as they face down the global crisis.

The Levers for Sustainable Growth: Why ESG Is More Important Than Ever

Businesses may feel compelled to focus on the short term, but given stakeholder interest, putting off long-term ESG initiatives could cause irreparable harm.

ESG Disclosure Best Practices May Be Emerging

Boards have known for some time that investors want to see ESG progress, but standards for communicating efforts have been lacking. That may be changing.

Ed Kangas: Lessons From A Master Troubleshooter

Veteran director and former Deloitte CEO Ed Kangas has built a reputation for wrangling with nightmare disruptions and thorny complexity—all while keeping the boardroom drama at bay.

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The Increasing Spotlight On ESG In A Post-COVID Era

Shareholders give no indication of putting ESG on the back burner. In fact, its significance seems to be rising—and boards need to be ready.

Covid-19 Reminder: Protect Yourself Against Personal Liability

As the unprecedented outbreak of Covid-19 continues to take its toll, the virus may also pose a special strain of threat capable of breaching directors’ duty of loyalty.

Should Boards Ask CEOs To Resign From Other Company Boards During A Crisis?

As a fiduciary, it will be hard for boards to argue that allowing a sitting CEO to serve on multiple outside boards during a crisis is in the best interest of investors and stakeholders.

Board Confidence in Compliance Programs Is Dwindling

Increasing complexity of the rules and regulations, emerging risk and a lack of formal metrics for measuring the effectiveness of compliance programs are all contributing to rising director anxiety.

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.

PARTNER CENTER

The Return To Work: What Boards Should Be Thinking About

In order to perform their essential oversight duties, directors need to understand the problems their executives are focused on solving as they chart a course from crisis to recovery.

Beware The Narcissistic Leader

CEOs with this affliction tend to be charismatic and confident, but, left unchecked, they often steer their companies into the abyss. Watch for these symptoms.

Winning The Cyber War

Thanks to the explosion in remote work, companies are more vulnerable than ever to a breach. It is still possible to make one's company un-hackable, but it will take investment of both time and money.

Boards Need Strategies For Pandemic-Inspired, Climate-Related Demands

As shareholder concerns about environmental risk grow during the pandemic, boards should expect increased scrutiny and should consider the following strategies for reassuring stakeholders.

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.