Strategy & Risk Oversight

Want To Stay Relevant? Think Like An Activist Investor

For corporate boards and their companies, the only real protection from an activist investor is to consistently turn in an excellent performance.

What Immelt’s Athenahealth Chair Appointment Really Means

For Athenahealth, bringing in former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman is far beyond a typical board appointment.

Balancing Company Needs, Constituencies In Guiding Uses Of Tax-Cut Windfall

Boards can help deploy savings from the tax cuts to benefit their companies and workers not only immediately but also for years to come.

The Pursuit of Board Agility

The willingness or ability to address emerging threats or uncomfortable matters remains too low and slow.

Corporate Social Responsibility In A Volatile World

Reluctance to recognize the linkages between corporate social responsibility and violent extremism could affects companies’ bottom lines.

The Impact Of Digital Talent Disruption

Three questions every director should ask management about competing for people in an age of technology.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.