Compliance & Ethics

Board Oversight: Fostering An Ethically Competitive Company – Part 3

Larry Thompson, Chairman of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative and board member with The Southern Company & Graham Holdings Co., returns to emphasize the critical nature of core values–and the board’s role in creating a culture of integrity.
Business Ethics

The Board’s Role In Curbing Ethical Issues

Pat Harned, CEO of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), joins Corporate Board Member for part two of our conversation with her about ethics. She talks about the role the board plays in curbing...
Pat Harned, CEO of Ethics and Compliance Initiative

Ethics and Compliance Initiative CEO On The Dispiriting Trend of Retaliation

Pat Harned, CEO of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), talks to us about the organization’s business ethics survey, trends in ethics—both good and bad, and more.

Cybersecurity, Reputational Damage and Shareholder Litigation Top List Of Director Concerns

Public company directors have always carried a long list of concerns on their agenda and according to our recent survey, cyber, reputation and shareholder-related risks continue to keep them up at night.

Why Papa John’s Board Chose The ‘Poison Pill’

The Papa John’s International Inc. board of directors took a drastic step when it moved forward with a “poison pill” stockholder rights plan.
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.

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.