Board Effectiveness

Surviving Activist Shareholders, Passive Index Funds and Corporate Crises

A look back at the first half of 2018 shows that shareholder activism continues at record pace, passive asset managers are growing larger and have found their ESG-centric voice.

Jeff Bezos On Innovation: Five Big Takeaways

A recent interview shares insights into how Jeff Bezos thinks about strategy and innovation, and structures his personal activities and those of the company to get done what he wants to get done. Here are five useful takeaways.

Opening Closed Doors Through Open Innovation

At its best, Open Innovation really exists at the outer boundaries of R&D. It’s all about translating deep science and technological investigation into commercially viable pathways for productization.

Board Alert: The T. Rowe Price Philosophy On Engagement & Activism

Doug Chia, Executive Director of The Conference Board Governance Center, sits down with William Ultan, Managing Director of Corporate Governance for Morrow Sodali, to dissect various aspects of T. Rowe Price’s Investment Philosophy on Shareholder Activism.
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Succession Planning: Fully Developing the Talent Pipeline

Susan Gallagher, president and CEO of BPI group U.S., a global leadership and talent consultancy, and Diane Frisch, HR consultant and former senior vice president of human resources at Ingredion, continue their discussion on succession planning with a focus on the skills and coaching needed to fully develop talent in the pipeline.

Want to Spice Up Innovation? Solve Your Gender Diversity Gap

It’s said that variety is the spice of life. The way I see it, for business, is diversity in the workforce that brings rich flavor to an organization. Unfortunately, gender discrimination, whether conscious or...

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

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

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

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