Compliance & Ethics

Scarlett Letters

Adapted from a speech to the American Enterprise Institute. The commissioner’s remarks, excerpted and edited for length, represent her views and not necessarily those of the SEC or her fellow Commissioners. Let me start by...

Reassessing Hedging Policies in Light of New SEC Rules

In an environment where investors are increasingly focused on corporate governance practices and plaintiffs’ lawyers pore over proxy statements for disclosure issues, public company boards are strongly encouraged to focus on hedging policies before next year’s proxy season begins.

Why Boards Need To Rethink Diversification

Poorly managed diversification has been one of the primary contributors to shareholder value destruction. However, properly managed diversification offers profitable growth beyond the core that can significantly improve shareholder value.

A Skeptical Look At Redefining The Purpose Of A Corporation

Forgive Simon Sinek if he’s supportive of the sentiment but skeptical of the sincerity of the Business Roundtable in its recent self-redefinition of the purpose of a corporation.

The Risks and Benefits of Internal Investigations

Because corporate or executive wrongdoing may result in criminal prosecution, large civil fines, substantial damages, and negative publicity, a carefully-planned and well-executed investigation is critical.

Compensation: Quiet Before The Storm?

CBM recently spoke with Charles Grace, lead consultant with Meridian Compensation Partners, about where compensation committees should be focusing in the current environment.

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.