Evaluating Your Board: Seven Areas to Assess

The most conscientious and progressive board leaders have moved well beyond a simple check-the-box compliance approach to a more rigorous process that is aimed at identifying ways the board can continually enhance the contribution it makes to the organization it is governing.

Is Progenics Board Fight Really About Shareholder Oversight of Boards?

Corporate boards should take note that the situation at Progenics Pharmaceuticals has resulted in a proxy advisory firm validating a call for “shareholder board oversight.” Serving on a board that has been sighted for oversight by its investors could have an effect on future board appointments.

Boards Should Ask Executives These Ethics Questions

Board members must continually evaluate bribery risks and insist on receiving independent reviews of the ongoing effectiveness of the organization's anti-corruption and anti-bribery programs. You can start by asking executives these questions.

British Boards Lack Diversity, New Study Finds

British FTSE boards remain pale, male and stale and are not likely to change any time soon. They are much whiter than the British population, and increasing in age with little diversity in education and career background

Ethics In An Unethical World

In countries where bribery is standard business practice, keeping globally dispersed employees on the straight and narrow isn’t easy. But it isn’t impossible either.

3 Ways Blockchain Can Positively Influence CSR

By embracing blockchain and its inherent transparency, a company creates trust internally and positive buzz externally. To achieve this accountability, follow these best practices.

A Rewarding Risk Relationship

When it comes to cybersecurity, a CISO and risk manager need to share the common goal of protecting their organization’s interests. They’re more likely to achieve that goal by working together

Do Dual-Class Shares Improve Company Performance? That’s Hard To Say, ISS Study Finds

Some of the most prominent companies of our era use them, from Facebook and Alphabet to Berkshire Hathaway. So...

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.


Mylan’s Toughened Clawback Policy: Will Others Follow?

Mylan, the generic and specialty pharmaceutical maker, last week agreed to a shareholder resolution that expands the company’s ability...

Performance’s Pay Day Has Come

For more and more companies, the question is no longer whether to grant long-term performance awards, but rather how to go about it.
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SEC’s Hester Peirce On How ESG Became The Scarlet Letters Of Business

Directors struggling to come to grips with the burgeoning ESG-industrial complex should take a few minutes this week to...

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.

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.