Shareholder Engagement

Dealing With COVID-19 In Earnings Season

A King & Spalding legal expert and a seasoned board member and audit chair share their views of what COVID-19 means for companies as we enter earnings season.

Expect Higher Scrutiny Of Director Compensation

Whether you believe directors are underpaid or not, any fierce arguments for higher compensation will likely give the appearance of self-dealing.

Investors Push For More Politics In The Boardroom

A movement by investors to pressure companies into divulging political policies and ideologies appears to be gaining traction. Boards need to be ready.

How Exposed Are You?

As shareholder actions against directors spike, it’s time to take a hard look at your liability.

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.

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.