Board Governance

Sex and the CEO

Amorous relationships between bosses and subordinates are fraught with risk. Boards need to deal with the issue head-on to protect employees, the company, shareholders and themselves.

The One Question You Should Ask To Help Your Board Stay Compliant

When peeling back the onion on many corporate ethics scandals, a common theme is the Board of Directors not having proper and timely information. While board members are typically well intentioned, a passive management...

ESG Review Should Be Board Priority For 2020

Recent trends suggest that corporate boards will need to pay greater attention to how ESG can impact a company’s bottom line. Institutional investors and other stakeholders are making the link between environmental, social and...

Becoming a Great Board Chair

This is the first of a two-part series. Are there specific aspects of a board chair role that if demonstrated at a very high level are most likely to make the difference between a good...

Scarlett Letters

Adapted from a speech to the American Enterprise Institute. The commissioner’s remarks, excerpted and edited for length, represent her views and not necessarily those of the SEC or her fellow Commissioners. Let me start by...

WeWork Fallout May Have Greater Financial Impact

Softbank’s decision to require higher governance standards at companies it invests in may advance the argument that good governance reduces financial risk. It should also inspire all boards to consider how their governance practices...

Board Leadership Program

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

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.

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 2019

Investor expectations, new disclosure requirements, ESG, current and future trends–your committee agendas are filling up.