A Director’s Personal Attributes Are Important As Their Skills

Composition of a board does not always guarantee effectiveness; what does are the personal attributes of the individual directors.

Worker Concerns: Another Issue For Boards

On June 19, employees of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, protested the company’s labor practices and business policies at its annual meeting in Sunnyvale, Calif. Should worker concerns become a higher priority on corporate board agendas?

CEO Succession: Four Tips to Ensuring Success

CEO succession is not an event, but a series of actions orchestrated over the course of several years. Here are four tips on how to make this go as successfully as possible.

Ethnic Diversity and Number of Women Joining Boards Hit Record Highs In 2019, ISS...

According to a new study by proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services released this week, the number of both women and ethnic minorities either joining or serving as directors at Russell 3000 companies hit a record high in 2019.

U.S. Boardrooms Are Getting Older, New Study Finds

America’s boardrooms may be getting more diverse than ever before—but they’re also getting older. Much older.

Elon Musk Shows Us Great Governance Isn’t Always Easy

Corporate governance types are trying to restrain every aspect of a CEO’s vision and influence. This a problem when it comes to Elon Musk and Tesla.

What State Street’s Climate Change Framework Means For Directors

Now that State Street has identified climate change risk as a priority in the evaluation of its portfolio of companies, what does this mean for directors?

Love Your Neighbor: Boards Are Restoring Trust In The Social Contract

Fulfilling the Duty of Care is more than showing up for four board meetings and reviewing financials. Highly effective leaders exercise care on an intellectual, emotional, and even spiritual level.

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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I Sold Aetna To Fix A Broken Healthcare System. Here’s Why.

In this excerpt from his book, Mark Bertolini lays out the healthcare system’s flaws—flaws that are not only spiraling costs, but resulting in our dying younger and killing ourselves more often. And he tells us how to fix it.

Compensation For Exiting CEOs

An uptick in C-level departures, which includes several “involuntary retirements,” has compensation committees rethinking their approaches to officer-level severance pay.

Directors Divided On Their Boards’ Ability To Oversee Disruptive Innovations

Survey by Corporate Board Member and Ernst & Young LLP shows that half of corporate directors report being unconvinced their boards have the appropriate resources to move their companies forward in this era of fast-paced technological change.

More Reasons For Using ESG In Board Strategy

If your board hasn’t considered how environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues may affect your business model, supply chain and customers, it may be time it did.

Board Composition Trends

With investors increasingly scrutinizing the composition, diversity and quality of boardrooms, directors serving on their board's nominating/governance committee are now in the spotlight.

Committee Briefings: Top Considerations for 2019

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