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D&O Insurance Prices Jump

The average price per million dollars in D&O insurance coverage increased 16.8% in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared with the pricing in Q4 2020, according to Aon’s recently released D&O Pricing Index. The index showcases changes and developments in the areas of price, deductibles and litigation surrounding directors & officers insurance.
  

Corporate Social and Political Engagement: An Introduction

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Corporations have the right to free speech. Should they exercise that right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

A Political and Social Engagement Glossary for Boards

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The following is a series of definitions for terms that appeared in Directors & Boards' Board Guide to Political Engagement. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

How to Respond to Social and Political Issues

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For the Directors & Boards' Board Guide to Political Engagement, four governance experts gave their views on how to respond to social and political issues in the present-day atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.