Shareholder Engagement

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...

The SEC Considers The Influence Of Proxy Advisory Firms

While regulators are paying at least some attention to proxy voting issues and the concerns surrounding them, it remains to be seen whether the discussions will result in new regulations.

What Does Your Proxy Statement Convey About Your Board & Governance?

Ron Schneider, Director of Corporate Governance Services at Donnelley Financial Solutions, discusses the art and science of an effective proxy statement.

Board Alert: The T. Rowe Price Philosophy On Engagement & Activism

Doug Chia, Executive Director of The Conference Board Governance Center, sits down with William Ultan, Managing Director of Corporate Governance for Morrow Sodali, to dissect various aspects of T. Rowe Price’s Investment Philosophy on Shareholder Activism.

The Dos & Don’ts Of Proxy Contests: Lessons From An Activist

Greg Taxin, managing member of Spotlight Advisors, LLC, discusses the mistakes that boards and management too-commonly make when confronted with a proxy contest.

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.