Board Governance

When It Comes To Building Talent, The Five-Year Plan Is Obsolete

If boards want to help their CEOs devise a winning talent strategy, they need to focus on a much shorter time horizon.

Boards Should Expect Greater Scrutiny On Pay

Corporate boards may want to re-evaluate their current compensation models to make sure that they don’t unfairly enrich executives who are responsible for long-term shareholder value.

Boards Should Plan For Long-Term Conflict With China

With the U.S. further downsizing the economic relationship with China, boards and CEOs should be strategizing for a long-term process.

How Heritage Can Help Ensure Smooth Leadership Transitions

By making cultural insight part of the transition process, a company can salute the outgoing leader while also providing the new leader with the breadth, depth and context needed to support her agenda.

Martin Lipton: “Shareholder Primacy Is Just Dead Wrong”

Known as a defender of choice for companies under attack, Martin Lipton has also been arguing against short-termism for more than three decades.

California Law To Mandate Racially Diverse Boards Could Speed Change

Companies may soon find themselves being asked to explain why they have a lack of ethnic diversity in their boardroom. Consider these proactive steps.

Corporate Board Member Institute

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 2020

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