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10 Principles for Board Political and Social Engagement

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Plus 10 recommendations for boards to consider.

 

 

 


Alexandra "Alex" Reed Lajoux retired from the National Association of Corporate Directors as chief knowledge officer emeritus in 2016 after 30 years there. From 1978 to 1981, she served as editor of Directors & Boards, which was founded by her father, Stanley Foster Reed, in 1976.

Preparing for Shareholder Activism on Political Spending

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The board should be ready to address shareholder concerns about political spending in advance of the company’s annual meeting.
 

Alexandra "Alex" Reed Lajoux retired from the National Association of Corporate Directors as chief knowledge officer emeritus in 2016 after 30 years there. From 1978 to 1981, she served as editor of Directors & Boards, which was founded by her father, Stanley Foster Reed, in 1976.

Navigating the Risks of Corporate Political Spending

A model code of conduct may help companies stay safe.


Bruce F. Freed is president of the Center for Political Accountability.

The Politics of Proxy Contests

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What boards and activists can learn from political campaigns.

 

 

 


Brendan M. Foo is a partner and co-founder of Forward Risk and Intelligence, a dedicated investigations and intelligence firm.

The Character of the Corporation

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Directors & Boards’ third Character of the Corporation conference was held online in December 2021. The event focused on human capital management, risk and compensation issues. Character of the Corporation addresses issues surrounding ESG, corporate character and corporate purpose and explores how boards might embrace stakeholder capitalism in addition to shareholder capitalism. Following are excerpts from each of the sessions, edited and rearranged for clarity.

The New Equilibrium

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Spurred on by activists and academics, embraced by consumers and employees, and acknowledged by management and directors, ESG has risen to the top of the board’s agenda. In just a few short years, these constituencies have forged an unlikely and unwieldy alliance that has upended the decades-old doctrine of shareholder supremacy.

Robert H. Rock is chairman of MLR Media.

The Flaw in ESG

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The world of corporate governance has changed dramatically in just the past two COVID-dominated years — and, frankly, not for the better. The original thrust of the 30-year governance movement focused on better board composition, independence, power and structure. This created dramatic and positive change in the functioning of most American public, private and non-profit enterprises.

Charles Elson is executive editor-at-large of Directors & Boards.

New Challenge for an Editor, Fresh Perspective for a Magazine

Hello, my name is Bill Hayes, and I am the new managing editor of Directors & Boards and Private Company Director magazines.
 

Bill Hayes is managing editor of Directors & Boards and Private Company Director magazines.