Compliance & Ethics

Dismissing The So-Called New Principles of Corporate Governance

The reputation of business trust is below that of Congress, so the Business Roundtable decided what’s needed is a charm offensive. More than likely, it will backfire.

SEC Pushes Back On Power of Proxy Advisors

In a move seen to be the first in a series of steps to curtail the power of proxy advisory firms, the SEC reiterated its stance that providing advice on voting is “solicitation” under federal law and will be governed by stringent anti-fraud rules.

Early Facebook Investor Roger McNamee: FTC Settlement Not Enough

Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee, one of the earliest investors in Facebook, weighs in on the FTC's $5 billion fine for Facebook and the multiple investigations into potential anti-trust violations by the largest companies in technology.

Is Progenics Board Fight Really About Shareholder Oversight of Boards?

Corporate boards should take note that the situation at Progenics Pharmaceuticals has resulted in a proxy advisory firm validating a call for “shareholder board oversight.” Serving on a board that has been sighted for oversight by its investors could have an effect on future board appointments.

Boards Should Ask Executives These Ethics Questions

Board members must continually evaluate bribery risks and insist on receiving independent reviews of the ongoing effectiveness of the organization's anti-corruption and anti-bribery programs. You can start by asking executives these questions.

Ethics In An Unethical World

In countries where bribery is standard business practice, keeping globally dispersed employees on the straight and narrow isn’t easy. But it isn’t impossible either.

Board Leadership Program

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 2019

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