Survey Says Investors Will Pay A Premium For Companies That Handle ESG Well

As corporate boards have had to react to multiple crises this year, the safety of stakeholders (including employees, customers and vendors) emerged as the top short-term governance oversight challenge.

Few Companies Have Changed Comp Plans Due To Covid-19

The low number of companies that have made changes to their compensation plans suggests most boards are satisfied with how their plans have performed during this crisis.

Diversity: ‘Not For The Faint Of Heart’

What do all successful diversity and inclusion efforts have in common? They’re not easy—filled with fear, misteps, setbacks and sensitivity. They’re also essential. Some ideas to help your board—finally—move the needle.

Advice For Board Introverts: Lean In

In times of crisis, diversity of thought is critical—but a minority at the table often dominate discussion. Advice from an introvert on amplifying the voices and perspectives of those least likely to offer them.

Corporate Board Member Institute

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Covid-19: Three Ways Boards Can Help Create Systemic Change

Boards must focus on long-term value, culture and talent to drive organizational transformation in a post-Covid-19 world.

What Are Directors Saying About ESG And Human Capital Governance?

A survey of 170 board directors around the world reveals perspectives on company purpose, shareholder primacy, ESG and human capital governance.

Can We Save Capitalism From Itself?

Roger Martin, who Ford's Jim Hackett called "my generation's Peter Drucker," explains what ails our beloved system and how we can fix it by realizing 'slack is not the enemy.'

Why Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine Could Fail, And How Corporate Leaders Can Make Sure It...

If we really to turn the corner on Covid, we've got to get people to take a vaccine. That's going to take leadership.

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Nine Questions To Ask Your Attorney Now

Pandemic-induced financial repercussions, environmental disasters, #MeToo scandals and cyber events are all factors in today’s more complicated and risky D&O liability landscape. Here’s how to gauge your risk of exposure.

Corporate Governance And Shareholder Activism For Family-Owned Public Companies

The 2018 battle between the Campbell Soup and Third Point Capital showed that even public companies with substantial family ownership are not immune to the most bruising, distracting and costly of the activist shareholder weapons: the proxy fight.

Blurred Lines Between Business And Society Changing CEO Purpose And Pay Principles

A new report based on a survey of board members found that CEOs’ focus is shifting beyond revenue generation to creating long-term value for not just their companies, but for the world around them.

Russell 3000 Companies Appoint 130 Black Board Members In 5 Months

An increase of 240% means that institutional investors are, at least behind closed doors, increasingly talking about appointments of diverse groups to boards—and companies are listening.

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.