What Boards Are Going Through

Directors say they have a renewed focus on succession planning, diversity and supporting social change.

Greatest Impact On Corporate Boards: William Lauder

"You have to lead from in front," says the chairman of Esteé Lauder, whose board both exemplifies and helps cultivate the company's commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Independent Director Of The Year: Ellen Kullman

"Focus on the things you can control," says Ellen Kullman, who, as lead director of United Technologies, helped guide the company during a tumultuous transformation.

Socially Conscious Consumer Activism

Deciding what to do when a company is asked to announce its position on polarizing issues will require boards to develop a range of responses.

Oracle Lack Of Diversity Lawsuit Could Have Larger Implications

if the court finds that companies can face significant financial damages for making unfounded claims about human capital management decisions, it will heighten boards' level of accountability.

ESG: Addressing An Evolving Issue

Every board and management team should identify which ESG matters are material to their organization and understand how they should be approached and monitored and how to communicate their approach to investors.

Corporate Board Member Institute

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 2020

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