Compliance & Ethics

An Investor Perspective on the SEC’s Proxy Roundtables

Ken Bertsch, Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), shares the investor perspective on the SEC's recent examination of the U.S. proxy system.

The Board’s Role In Overseeing Corporate Political Spending

Bruce Freed, President & Co-founder, Center for Political Accountability, discusses trends in political spending proposals–and what this could mean for the board’s role in risk oversight.

Two Minutes To Midnight: A Shrinking Window For Action On Climate Change

Why should U.S. board directors follow the news and conversations around the various energy and climate-related proposals being advanced by today’s “Green New Deal” activists?

Beyond Compliance: How Boards Should Think About An Ethical Culture

Boards are increasingly expected to ensure that the corporations they direct are not only profitable but sustainable, not only compliant but ethical. What do you need to know to ensure a culture of ethical decision-making at all levels of the corporation? 

Are Disruptive Times Ahead for Public Company Boardrooms?

ESG, the proposed Accountable Capitalism Act, state-issued board diversity quotas, and continued pressure from institutional investors—these things will continue to shape board discussions and composition in 2019

What Would Regulation Of Facebook Look Like?

Government regulation of Facebook now appears inevitable. But what would that regulation look like, what companies could be impacted, and what should your board be doing about it?

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.