Tactical Considerations In Preemptive #MeToo Investigations

When it comes to #MeToo, should boards undertake preemptive strikes and get ahead of potential issues by commissioning “clean bill of health” investigations before allegations arise?

Implementing Clawbacks in a Fractured World

A standardized corporate approach to clawbacks helps to promote fairness, create cohesion and to simplify details, while relying on straightforward, voluntary clawback provision agreements as part of employment plans and agreements.

An Investor Perspective on the SEC’s Proxy Roundtables

Ken Bertsch, Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), shares the investor perspective on the SEC's recent examination of the U.S. proxy system.

Citigroup’s Michael O’Neill, BlackRock’s Larry Fink and CSX’s Edward Kelly Recognized At Boardroom Summit

Corporate Board Member, along with Galt & Company, was proud to honor Michael O’Neill, retired chairman of Citigroup; Larry Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock; and Edward Kelly, retired chairman of CSX Corporation as the first-ever recipients of the Board Leadership Awards at a luncheon during last week’s Boardroom Summit, held in New York City.

Six Questions To Ask Yourself About Culture—Before Investors Do

Getting below the surface to see what’s really happening inside a company isn’t always easy for board members. Asking these six questions will help.

Cybersecurity Breach Protocol: Balancing Legal and Communication Risks

Boards that take management of legal and brand risks seriously have a formal integrated breach protocol in place, with the expectation that a cybersecurity incident is likely to occur in the future.

The Board’s Role In Overseeing Corporate Political Spending

Bruce Freed, President & Co-founder, Center for Political Accountability, discusses trends in political spending proposals–and what this could mean for the board’s role in risk oversight.

Ritz-Carlton Founder Horst Schulze On The Secret To Customer Service

Horst Schulze talked us in a wide-ranging interview to talk about how Ritz-Carlton became known as the gold standard for customer service.

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.


How Intrusive Should You Be In The C-Suite?

Board intrusion into management’s domain may make governance gurus delirious, but it isn’t so good for the shareholder.

What Good Can A Board Evaluation Do?

Board assessments are vital to ensuring that a company has the most engaged and effective board that it can have. Here's what a good assessment can do.

The Digital Director: How Boards Can Identify the Right Set of Skills

Jason Baumgarten explores the nuances of today’s digital environment and how that translates to board succession planning and director recruitment.

Lost At C: Why Executive Titles Matters

We now have chairman/CEOs, executive chairs, non-executive chairs, president/CEOs, chairman/ president/CEOs, it’s not surprising that lead directors, managing directors, presiding directors, investors, regulators, customers and sometimes even employees wonder just who is in charge of the place.

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.