Shareholder Engagement

If Your Stock Price Has Lagged Since 2018, Prepare For Activists in 2020

Prepare to explain why share price is down in an economy that many say is one of the best in history, and to communicate a strategic plan for creating long-term growth and value going forward.

Is Response Time To Stakeholders Becoming An Issue?

Removing an entire board will likely remain rare, but boards will likely be held increasingly accountable for the amount of time they take to respond to stakeholder concerns.

Directors Say They Are Listening to Stakeholders—Despite The Headlines

The media paints a picture of directors responding to shareholder demands for change. But as far as directors are concerned, the notion of valuing stakeholder concerns is anything but news.

Microsoft Vote Fails, But May Be Start Of 2020 Campaign

If companies don’t currently have a policy concerning the addition of a non-management employee to their board of directors, they may want to develop one—soon.

ESG Review Should Be Board Priority For 2020

Recent trends suggest that corporate boards will need to pay greater attention to how ESG can impact a company’s bottom line. Institutional investors and other stakeholders are making the link between environmental, social and...

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...

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.