Risk Management

WeWork Fallout May Have Greater Financial Impact

Softbank’s decision to require higher governance standards at companies it invests in may advance the argument that good governance reduces financial risk. It should also inspire all boards to consider how their governance practices...

The Key Players Needed to Battle Climate Change? America’s Boards.

The Energy industry is undergoing a "once-in-100-years" transformation. At the confluence between the fourth industrial revolution, climate change, and heightened stakeholder awareness, how we think about energy is at a crossroads. In the past...

What Role The Audit Committee Plays In Digital Transformation

Blythe McGarvie, director at Apple Hospitality REIT, Sonoco, Wawa and LKQ Corp., clarifies the role of a board’s audit committee’s role as companies undergo digital transformation.

Lessons Learned From The 2008 Financial Crisis

The very idea that Lehman Brothers could go under was unthinkable—until it happened. Sheer unpreparedness for Lehman’s collapse threw everyone—from C-suite leaders and directors to entry level employees and interns—into survive mode, triggering a self-preservation...

Elon Musk’s Tesla Twitter SEC Turmoil: Why Boards Should Pay Attention

By floating the idea that he might work to take Tesla private last week, founder and CEO Elon Musk brought on serious SEC scrutiny after the stock spiked in the wake of his tweet.
board of directors culture

Creating Great Culture Starts With Directors Looking In The Mirror

Boards have been wrestling with the question of how they can exercise their influence to promote, sustain, and monitor a workplace culture that maximizes organization performance and adheres to core values. Here is some guidance about how to do that.

Board Leadership Program

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 2019

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