How To Achieve Directors’ Full Potential

Four pilot projects can help build confidence, trust and rapport by gradually involving the board more deeply in key decisions and sharing more information.

Your Company’s History Can Make It More Valuable—Or More Vulnerable

Knowing the past, and how it will play today, is the best way to get ahead of reputational damage. Here's how boards can evaluate "historical risk."

Initiative To Increase Black Directors Could Boost Board Diversity

The Board Challenge will use a network of influential organizations and senior business and community leaders to encourage companies to add Black directors—an approach that hasn’t been tried before.

How To Be A High Performance Board

In a time of unparalleled crisis and change, directors are relying on time-worn fundamentals to get them through.

Corporate Board Member Institute

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Time To Unlock The Hidden Value In Your Board

In an environment with no easy answers and an overstretched C-Suite, effective board engagement can mean the difference between muddling through and thriving in the post-pandemic world. A guide.

ESG Considerations In M&A

The level of transparency stakeholders are requiring on ESG factors is creating both risks and opportunities that are financially material to companies on both sides of the deal.

California Bill May Force Boards To Debate Diversity

The new legislation is certain to face strong opposition in the courts—but too much vocal opposition by individual directors could do reputational harm.

Judy Marks On Why She Elevated D&I To Top Priority At Otis Worldwide

Given the company's presence around the globe, "the board challenged us" to use a "wide lens" in developing the new initiative for inclusivity.

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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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S.E.C. Changes Disclosure Rules for Legal Proceedings, Risk Factors, Human Capital

No matter who occupies the White House this time next year, the impact of the Trump-era S.E.C. on boards...

Is A Director Resignation Policy Good For Governance?

It may not be a topic directors are eager to address, but boards should expect shareholders to raise the issue more frequently as calls for greater director accountability and more frequent board refreshment continue to grow.

Covid From Here: A Candid Conversation With Sandy Climan

Sandy Climan is one of Hollywood’s most respected executives—but he also has a deep background in public health. His assessment of what's to come with Covid? "I think we're looking at another year."

Nom-Gov: Getting Around Implicit Bias

CEOs and boards continue to talk about how to make real and lasting changes to culture to address racism...

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.