Board Governance

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 did seven of the 10 biggest IPOs this year, including Lyft, Pinterest and Levi Strauss. They’re...

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 to recoup incentive pay from its senior executives. Boards may want to monitor shareholder sentiment...
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

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 read SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s provocative recent speech on the issue to the American Enterprise...

Worker Concerns: Another Issue For Boards

On June 19, employees of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, protested the company’s labor practices and business policies at its annual meeting in Sunnyvale, Calif. Should worker concerns become a higher priority on corporate board agendas?

Ethnic Diversity and Number of Women Joining Boards Hit Record Highs In 2019, ISS...

According to a new study by proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services released this week, the number of both women and ethnic minorities either joining or serving as directors at Russell 3000 companies hit a record high in 2019.

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.

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.