ESG

It Is Possible To Be Both Loved And Respected

Scores of businesses have demonstrated that doing good is not antithetical to doing well.

How To Set Yourself Apart On Diversity

The new Nasdaq rule means more companies will fall in line on board diversity—but that won't be enough.

Lawsuit Challenges Nasdaq Diversity Rule: How Should Boards Respond?

Every board of a Nasdaq-listed company will need to decide how it will respond to the Nasdaq rule before the 2022 proxy season—or risk being accused of tacitly agreeing with the lawsuit’s contention.

Proxy Season Review Shows Diversity, Climate, Shareholder Rights Actions On The Rise

The high number of proposals seems to indicate that shareholders want to have a greater say in how the companies they invest in are run.

How Meaningful Commitment To IE&D Can Enhance A Company’s ESG Profile

ESG and IE&D are both focused on the sustainability and societal impact of corporate management, but their underlying concepts are distinct and should be evaluated individually to maximize impact. 

Board Reassessment Of Stakeholder Interests Requires Alignment With Management

Data from a recent WCD survey suggest some boards and management teams may not be on the same page regarding company strategy on ESG-related issues.

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Director Optimism Declines For 7th Consecutive Month

After peaking in April, board members’ outlook for the future of business slipped further in November, driven by renewed Covid fears, inflation and a tight labor market.