Shareholder Engagement

Boards Face Worker Safety Issues As Nation Reopens

As pressure mounts for companies to end business shutdowns and begin operating as close to normal as possible, directors need to be aware of their risk.

ESG Disclosure Best Practices May Be Emerging

Boards have known for some time that investors want to see ESG progress, but standards for communicating efforts have been lacking. That may be changing.

The Increasing Spotlight On ESG In A Post-COVID Era

Shareholders give no indication of putting ESG on the back burner. In fact, its significance seems to be rising—and boards need to be ready.

Boards Need Strategies For Pandemic-Inspired, Climate-Related Demands

As shareholder concerns about environmental risk grow during the pandemic, boards should expect increased scrutiny and should consider the following strategies for reassuring stakeholders.

ISS Guidance: “Appropriate Discretion” Will Be Used To Evaluate Board Decisions

It's not clear yet how ISS will implement the guidance, so full disclosure on all decisions made will help boards avoid clashes.

The Rise Of Shareholder Outreach

Assessing the need for shareholder engagement—and how to get it right.

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 2020

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