Board Governance

Diligent Institute: Insights From Recent Research  

2020, among other things, has solidified the importance of ESG-related issues in the corporate space. The Covid-19 public health crisis and ensuing economic fallout taught companies and boards that taking care of employees, clients,...

How Boards Can Use Empathy As A Key Differentiator In M&A Success

Covid has created an urgency to prioritize humanity and empathy in the M&A process—and the need for that humane diligence won’t disappear when we reach widespread immunity.

What Boards Need To Know About Shareholder Activism

Proxy season is coming and no company is immune from activist campaigns. A look at what attracts an activist investor, common activist objectives and the board’s responsibilities and opportunities related to preparing for and responding to an activist.

Perspectives From The Chair: Agents Of Change

More than 25 recent interviews revealed that nom/gov chairs are leading the conversations and actions around hot topics such as DE&I, ESG and board effectiveness and governance.

SEC Launches Enforcement Task Force Focused on Climate and ESG Issues

The move marks a significant escalation in the Biden administration’s emphasis on ESG issues, which it emphasized throughout the election.

Boardroom Confidence In Economy Surges In February

Vaccines, consumer behavior and pent-up demand fuel optimism in America’s boardrooms.

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Directors’ Outlook For Economy Dims To Pre-Vaccine Levels On Inflation Fears

Our gauge of U.S. public company board member confidence is now just 3 percent above where it was last fall, before Covid-19 vaccines were released.