Nominating & Governance Committee

As Diversity Lawsuits Are Dismissed, What Will Shareholders Try Next?

With the courts saying that shareholders must prove that they have formally asked boards to diversify—and given boards time to make changes—a couple of responses from shareholders are likely.

The Essence Of A Great Director

Great board members have an almost paradoxical ability to be collegial and constructive on the one hand and challenging on the other. The worst directors, on the other hand, are like bulls in the proverbial china shop. Here's how to identify and avoid the latter.

Select Your Board With Intention To Reach True Diversification

Five tips for getting real diversity in your boardroom before the absence of it begins to affect your bottom line.

Record Progress On Board Diversity In 2021— But Is It Sustainable?

While we should take time to acknowledge the progress made in diversifying corporate boards, this is also a good time for directors to determine where they stand on this issue.

Could The Record Number Of Proposals Make Diversity A “Best Practice?”

With shareholder proposals at record levels, proxy advisors threatening to vote “against” directors on non-diverse boards and increasing state legislation threatening fines for lack of diversity, it may soon be all but mandatory.

Why Expanding Your Board Might Make Sense

Directors have seen their responsibilities expand significantly as scrutiny of board decision making has increased—as has the amount of work board members must do to keep the company running efficiently. It might just pay to add seats.

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Director Optimism Hits New Low In September

Corporate Board Member’s September reading of director sentiment shows optimism waning, as companies continue to grapple with unresolved challenges and lingering uncertainties.