Compliance & Ethics

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.

3 Ways Blockchain Can Positively Influence CSR

By embracing blockchain and its inherent transparency, a company creates trust internally and positive buzz externally. To achieve this accountability, follow these best practices.

A Rewarding Risk Relationship

When it comes to cybersecurity, a CISO and risk manager need to share the common goal of protecting their organization’s interests. They’re more likely to achieve that goal by working together

Mylan’s Toughened Clawback Policy Proposal: Will Others Follow?

This article has been updated with corrections since it first appeared. Mylan, the generic and specialty pharmaceutical maker, last week agreed to consider a shareholder proposal that could expand the company’s ability to recoup incentive pay from...
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

SEC’s Hester Peirce On How ESG Became The Scarlet Letters Of Business

Directors struggling to come to grips with the burgeoning ESG-industrial complex should take a few minutes this week to read SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s provocative recent speech on the issue to the American Enterprise...

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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 2020

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