Board Governance

Howard Brownstein, P&F Industries

What To Consider When Forming Strategic Board Committees

Howard Brownstein, a board member with P&F Industries, outlines advice for boards that are considering forming a committee around the strategy and risk management functions of board oversight.

The Four Principles of Corporate Innovation

Board directors face a stark choice: Develop a viable approach to innovation at their organization or face a slow and agonizing descent to irrelevance.

Circling The Wagons: Don’t Always Back The CEO

When should boards circle the wagons to support their CEO during public attacks, and when should they keep their distance?
human capital

Get Ahead of the Next Big Investor Push: Human Capital Reporting

The only 10-K disclosure related to human capital is number of employees. There is a proposal from the agency from the Human Capital Coalition looking for more required reporting on issues like pay disparity and culture.

Secrets of Culture: What Former A.G. Eric Holder Learned From the Uber Investigation

In regards to his time at Uber, former A.G. Eric Holder says boards need to not pay too much deference to CEOs and superstar founders. He shares his other insights on what he learned from his investigation into the company.
SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson

SEC Commissioner: Rethink 8K Disclosures for Cyber Security

SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr. said this week at a conference cyber security is the number one issue boards must get a handle on right now. He specifically called for a change to 8K disclosures.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.