Board Governance

More Reasons For Using ESG In Board Strategy

If your board hasn’t considered how environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues may affect your business model, supply chain and customers, it may be time it did.

Culture Sank The Titanic, Not An Iceberg

As businesses look to navigate the treacherous waters of disruption, the Titanic can teach us a lot. It was not the iceberg that led to the downfall of the ship; rather, it was a culture of overconfidence and narrow-mindedness.

What Ms. Disney’s Cartoon Crusade Says About CEO Pay

Remember when the fight over CEO pay revolved around performance? Now, Abigail Disney and her supporters seem to be saying performance doesn’t matter, either— it’s only about the pay.

Gannett and Legg Mason: How Board Strategy and Composition Can Make a Difference

Two boardroom battles in May demonstrate how important the clear communication of business strategy is when fighting off challenges from activist investors.

Personalities—Not Boards—Will Determine Fate Of Fiat-Renault Merger

When it comes to the Fiat-Renault merger, it’s the personalities who are – and aren’t – in the C-suites of these companies driving the action, while their directors basically look on for now.

Stanley Black & Decker’s John Lundgren On Making Mergers Work

John Lundgren, who retired as chairman and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker in 2016, reflects on the experience of combining two American icons.

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.