June 21, 2022

Directors should plan for risks in talent, supply chain, public health and more

June 21, 2022

Betsy Atkins, board member for Wynn Las Vegas and Volvo Car Group, explores promine

June 21, 2022

Joyce Cacho, board member for Sunrise Banks NA and World Benchmarking Alliance, exp

June 21, 2022

Now is a good time to revisit risk assumptions with management.

June 21, 2022

Anticipating emerging risks means reshaping the board. 


Boise Cascade Co.
Boise Cascade Co.
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.


A Timeline of Corporate Governance From the FCPA to ESG

To celebrate our 45th anniversary, we’ve updated our Timeline of Corporate Governance, which has appeared throughout the years in our pages. Directors & Boards was founded during the creation and passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which we believe to be the legislation that began the modern era of corporate governance responsibilities. We’ve continued to advocate for excellence in corporate governance through Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and the vigorous focus on ESG and DEI.

Directors to Watch 2021: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in the Boardroom

Ethnic and Racial Board Composition Shows Slow Growth
Companies that don’t accelerate the process will suffer.  
A counterintuitive finding from a new study published in October shows efforts to address racial and ethnic diversity continue to lag similar moves to create greater gender representation.

Scott Chase has been on the staff of Directors & Boards for 15 years and authors the annual “Directors to Watch” two-part series on gender, racial and ethnic diversity in the boardroom.



The Impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on Corporate Boards

“Tone at the top” now includes ensuring business dealings are ethical and bribe-free. 
The impact of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) on corporations and their boards of directors has been enormous and wide-ranging, and not just on corporations based in the United States. Companies all over the world have modified their business practices to avoid violating the FCPA and becoming ensnared in legal enforcement by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Department of Justice (DOJ). 

Michael Marquardt is an international governance advisor and board director. He can be reached at

Book Review: The Board Member’s Guide to Risk

The Board Member’s Guide to Risk is a “must-read” for board members of all levels of experience, on boards of all types. Written by David R. Koenig, president and CEO of The DCRO Risk Governance Institute, it can serve as a valuable roadmap for boards to take a fresh look at how they oversee risk management.