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

An Ode to Good Governance

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For many years, I’ve been asked the same question: “Does good corporate governance really matter?” And for years I’ve replied, “Yes.” Now I have more to add. After nearly two decades of service, I recently retired from the Encompass Health board as our term limits required. Four other directors who joined the board at roughly the same time also departed.

A Dissatisfied Workforce Is the Biggest Risk of All

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Boards and companies ignore DEI concerns at their own peril.

The Increased Need for Protection of Board Members and Executives

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Media coverage and global conflict have focused attention on business decision-making.

A number of factors – including an increase in travel domestically and internationally, cybersecurity vulnerabilities and privacy issues, and a rise in geopolitical conflict – have resulted in a greater need for security and protection for high-profile board members and executives.

California Diversity Laws Gone But Not Forgotten

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The march toward board diversity continues despite judicial setbacks.

The laws that the state of California established to mandate diversity on corporate boards are now officially gone. However, the movement to diversify boards in the Golden State and beyond remains present and accounted for. 

Beyond ESG: An Integrated Approach to Governance, Investing and Regulation

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“Time for a Name Change” is the title of a thought-provoking article posted recently on LinkedIn by Stephen Davis, senior fellow and associate director at Harvard Law School’s Program on Corporate Governance. Davis argues that the acronym ESG has outlived its usefulness and needs to be replaced. Writing largely from the viewpoint of investment professionals, he suggests a new term: 360-degree investing.

Opinion: Do the SEC's Recent Proposals Violate the First Amendment?

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Requiring disclosures on climate change and DEI may infringe on free speech.

Report Reveals Good News for Women and First-Time Directors

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But racial and ethnic diversity representation needs work.

Diverse Executive Candidates Demand a Commitment to DEI

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Psychological safety is vital for diverse leaders once they’re in the door.
More and more these days, diverse candidates for top executive positions want proof that the companies they join are truly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Many of these top candidates will turn down offers if they don’t see diversity at the executive level.

Diversity Influences Employment Decisions