Compliance & Ethics

Boards Face Push For International ESG Reporting Standards

Boards should see this as an opportunity to reassess key environmental, social and governance challenges they face in the next five years and then consider how to use new metrics to communicate ESG strategy.

How To Achieve Directors’ Full Potential

Four pilot projects can help build confidence, trust and rapport by gradually involving the board more deeply in key decisions and sharing more information.

S.E.C. Changes Disclosure Rules for Legal Proceedings, Risk Factors, Human Capital

No matter who occupies the White House this time next year, the impact of the Trump-era S.E.C. on boards will continue to be felt for a long time to come. Even as Corporate America continues...

CEO Misconduct? The Case For An Independent Investigator

In the wake of McDonald’s Easterbrook fiasco, a former two-star military lawyer explains how a board should—and should not—pursue the facts.

Tesla Chair’s Vote: A Test For Stakeholder Capitalism?

Shareholders will have to decide if the board chair deserves ouster for poor governance practices—or a vote of confidence for guiding the company to outsized share price appreciation.

Compensation And The Covid-19 Crisis

Revisiting pay practices to adjust to a new, post-pandemic reality.

Corporate Board Member Institute

The leading continuing education program for public company boards.

Directors’ Outlook For Economy Dims To Pre-Vaccine Levels On Inflation Fears

Our gauge of U.S. public company board member confidence is now just 3 percent above where it was last fall, before Covid-19 vaccines were released.