The Independent Director’s Toolkit

Proactive strategies for oversight of investigations and compliance crises implicating financial reporting and internal controls

Managing Incentive Plans In A Cyclical Business

Jim Wolf, managing partner at Meridian Compensation Partners, on the challenges of working with incentive plans in a cyclical market.

How Boards Must Think Differently In Today’s Digital Landscape

If you could design a digital training program for today’s board members, what would it look like? Alex Schmelkin responds.

Why Aren’t Affiliate Boards Held To The Same Standard?

The corporate board self-assessment has become a standard in most countries. So why hasn’t this gained more traction with the board of independent affiliates?

Trends In Board Recruitment And Mandatory Age Requirements

In this episode of "Inside America's Boardrooms", Julie Hembrock Daum, Leader of Spencer Stuart’s North American Board Practice, reviews trends in board recruitment, age limits, and how they tie these trends together.

Disruption Is A Clarion Call To Boards For Governance Renewal

The skills, processes and structures that got today’s boards where they are now will not be the same in the future. This is a call for boardroom reform.

A Practical Look At Director Liability Exposure

Recent high-profile controversies with governance implications raise the interest level on director liability risks. However, issues of liability exposure should be considered in the context of a broader scope of potential risks.

Negotiating Conduct Exclusions In D&O And E&O Policies

Policyholders should always seek a conduct exclusion that clearly delineates what is and is not subject to the exclusion.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Over the past decade, the issue of cybersecurity has increasingly gained attention in boardrooms around the world, adding yet another critical topic to already packed...

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No Sea Change To Be Seen In Trian-P&G Proxy Battle

This experienced board observer sees a lot happening, but P&G's “too close to call” case doesn’t constitute a trend. At least not yet.

6 Cybersecurity Issues To Ask An Acquisition Target

To understand and address the cybersecurity risks involved in an M&A transaction, consider these 6 questions.

M&A Due Diligence: The Devil In Their Data

At a time when a major cybersecurity incident can cost a company millions, it’s crucial that acquiring companies give cybersecurity the same level of scrutiny as they do more traditional risks and opportunities in the M&A due diligence process.

Dealing With Problem Directors

From activists to absentees, every board occasionally gets saddled with a difficult board member. Here’s how to cope.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

Wells Fargo's posh Florida location for its 2017 annual shareholder meeting seemed oddly inappropriate given recent events. There are many lessons boards can learn.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.