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January 27, 2023

With ESG here to stay, the key is ensuring that good governance practices are i

January 26, 2023

Unfortunately, boards sometimes screw up.

January 26, 2023

The board should understand the company’s broader ESG goals to ensure the right

January 25, 2023

In an unstable risk environment, directors must help their companies manage for

January 24, 2023

To guide companies toward their ESG goals, audit committee members should under

January 23, 2023

To withstand investor scrutiny, directors must understand industry compensation

January 20, 2023

Public boards may find it more difficult to afford favorable treatment to termi

January 18, 2023

Scenario analysis is crucial to the board’s ability to stay on top of major ris

Cyber Threat Intelligence

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A comprehensive cybersecurity program focuses on more than compliance.

To truly protect their organizations, boards must use their oversight role to move the focus on cybersecurity past regulatory compliance and toward the goals of identifying threats before they happen and being able to respond quickly should an incident occur.

Keeping an Eye on the Supply Chain

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Six questions boards need to ask leadership about risk oversight.

Shareholder Engagement Is an Important New Skill for Boards

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Understand your shareholders’ concerns and establish a productive dialogue.

Shareholder engagement expertise is a new element directors and boards are adding to their skills matrix. Since 2010, when institutional investors began meeting with compensation committees about say-on-pay votes, shareholder/board engagement has become more frequent, and now board members are being called on to address an unlimited range of topics.

Directors to Watch: Gender Diversity

Sheila Stamps
Director, IQVIA Holdings, Pitney Bowes Inc., 
MFA Financial Inc., Atlas Air Holdings Inc. 

Sheila Stamps, a former finance and investment executive, has diverse experience advising on financial and operational requirements of companies in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. 

The Most Urgent Challenges of Directors to Watch

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We asked current and past Directors & Boards and Private Company Director Directors to Watch to define their most urgent challenges as their companies ­— and the world — move from one crisis to the next. Here’s what they had to say.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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Opponents of legislated gender and diversity targets score a hollow victory.

When it comes to gender and other diversity, the month of April had its ups and downs.

The SEC Drives Expanded Disclosure Requirements and Boardroom Change

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Proposed rules demand director action on cybersecurity and climate.

HCM Disclosure: A Strategic Opportunity

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Use the proxy to highlight your strengths in human capital management.

Human capital management (HCM) disclosure is evolving rapidly, and the proxy is quickly becoming the most prominent area for boards to tell their HCM story.

Book Review - Collective Illusions

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Books currently being recommended for corporate board members are typically about emerging governance issues like ESG and DEI, and the board member’s bookshelf is usually filled with deeper dives into topics like risk management and M&A. Rarely does a book come along that, while intended for general readership, is also of particular interest for board members.

Borders, Boundaries and Boards

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Corporate chieftains — notably those who gather each year in Davos, Switzerland — may think they live in a world where countries with interdependent economies and companies with interconnected markets operate as if there were no borders. The notion that these connections would ensure both global prosperity and universal peace was shattered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.