June 2, 2023

Boards must carefully evaluate their organizations’ risk functions to make sure

June 1, 2023

The treatment of a director on the occasion of their retirement reflects a comp

May 31, 2023

What Directors Are Thinking


May 31, 2023

A book review by Howard Brod Brownstein

May 31, 2023

When looking to incentivize behavior tied to ESG goals, time-honored principles

May 31, 2023

To achieve their desired goals, boards must analyze their decision-making proce

May 31, 2023

Five mistakes compensation committees make in their disclosures and how to avoi

New Report Gauges Boardroom Diversity Nationally and Worldwide

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Some findings raise the question of whether “diversity fatigue” is setting in.

Diligent Institute and 22 other partner organizations recently released Board Diversity Gaps: The Global Modern Leadership Report 2022, a report that offers a comprehensive look at corporate boardroom composition and diversity on a global scale. The findings include a detailed picture of diversity in the boardrooms of American companies as well as how they compare to their international counterparts.

New Report Finds Asian Representation Lacking on Fortune 1000 Boards

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Tech boards have the most directors, but lag behind their number of Asian employees.

Asian Representation on Fortune 1000 Boards, a report from the KPMG Board Leadership Center and Ascend Pinnacle, found that the perspectives of the U.S. Asian community are lacking in most Fortune 1000 boardrooms.

Maintain a Holistic Viewpoint to Bolster Company Value

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For directors, it’s essential to understand a company’s finances and anticipate future obstacles.

In a McKinsey & Co. survey of 1,597 public company directors in 2011, 34% of directors said they did not understand "industry dynamics" and 26% did not understand how the company created value. Just 10% said they knew the industry, and only 16% knew how the company created value. McKinsey studies through this July reinforce these numbers and conclude, "few say their boards are better at creating long-term value."

3 Ways to Boost Your Board’s Sustainability Learning Quotient

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Success with sustainability requires directors to drive bold action in a decisive fashion.

As companies come under growing pressure to make greater strides on sustainability, boards must stop thinking of sustainability as a cost or an exercise in risk management and instead view it as a business essential. 

ESG Measures Are Gaining Prominence in Executive Compensations Plans

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The practice will only grow as disclosure of climate-related data becomes more commonplace.

How to Avoid Negotiating with a Hacker

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Advanced preparation and optimal board personnel are key if you want to avoid a cyber crisis. 

We exist in an age of heightened data sensitivity, but that is the price of doing business in an increasingly globalized and digitized world. Connectedness is the reward; hyper vigilance is the price. For companies large and small, this means cybersecurity can no longer be outsourced. Instead, it must be internalized within an organization’s DNA. 

The Director’s Guide to Management Equity Grant Committees

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There is now more flexibility for Delaware corporations to delegate equity award grants to management – should they use it?

CHROs on Boards Help Companies Increase Talent Engagement

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The need for hiring and retaining key employees has pushed HR to the leadership forefront.

The pandemic brought on the rise of several workforce issues that sat below the surface for many years. Now these issues can’t be ignored, since the environment has become more complex, with some employees experiencing burnout, while others are choosing to disengage or rapidly switch jobs. Then there’s the problem of cultural unrest, with employees increasingly seeking employers who stand behind them on a range of social issues.  


The Endemic Era: 6 Difficult Conversations Happening in the Boardroom

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Crisis management and the ability to be strategically agile are top priorities for boards.