Board Governance

The Current State Of ESG Issues

Directors are spending more time focusing on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues—a growing topic in board and investor circles.

Virtual-Only Shareholder Meetings: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Doug Chia, Executive Director of The Conference Board Governance Center, discusses the pros and cons of virtual-only shareholder meetings—and predicts what actions investors may take against the practice.

Inside The Investor Stewardship Group

The Investor Stewardship Group (ISG) is a collective of some of the largest U.S.-based institutional investors and global asset managers, along with several of their international counterparts.

Sonnenfeld: Qualcomm’s Board Could Regret Parting Ways With Jacobs

Qualcomm’s board was re-elected late last week, albeit with tepid support from shareholders, but the board could regret parting ways former CEO and chairman Paul Jacobs.

Does Boardroom Accountability 2.0 Reflect Main Street Investors?

In this episode of Inside America's Boardrooms, Scott Stringer and Cindy Fornelli discuss the main objectives of the Boardroom Accountability Project version 2.0.

Thinking Through Climate Change As A Business Issue

Investor demands for climate change–related reports and risk disclosures in public filings are sometimes dismissed as socially or politically driven, but for many companies, the impact of climate change may pose genuine business risks.

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.