June 6, 2023

Culpability for the recent financial crisis can be shared among many parties, i

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

Proposed Cyber Expertise Disclosure Rules Will Challenge Boards

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The SEC’s proposal could affect public company approaches to strategy, talent and more.

Directors Must Grow Their Knowledge of Blockchain

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Current board understanding of the technology is woefully low.

On a scale of 1 to 10, directors’ understanding of blockchain rates at a 4.

Proposed SEC Amendment on Shareholder Proposal Rules

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There are benefits for shareholders, but possible complications for boards.

Shield Yourself from Reputational or ESG-Related Claims

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In a litigious environment, directors must go beyond D&O insurance for protection.

Boards of large cap companies beware: If your company’s stock price underperforms the market, there’s a good likelihood you’re going to get sued. The bigger you are, the greater the likelihood. And it’s more likely than ever that the lawsuit will claim reputational damage resulting from the board’s failure to oversee this mission critical asset.

Can Elon Musk Escape Twitter Deal Unscathed?

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The disagreement between the tech giant and the social media platform goes to Delaware.

Returns or Virtue?

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Allow shareholders a say in how companies approach ESG initiatives.

Shareholders have so many clashing viewpoints that boards and managers need to create more direct lines of communication to help determine a company’s mission.
For example, many shareholders, particularly institutional money managers and pension funds, urge companies to put more money behind environmental and social causes, such as cutting emissions and increasing diversity. Others, particularly individual and employee shareholders, continue to prioritize financial returns.

Inflation and Talent Retention Needs Spur Salary Hike

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More than one-quarter of respondents are considering midyear adjustments.

Report Tracks the Evolution of ESG in Boardrooms

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Survey shows shifts in ESG oversight and incorporation of goals and metrics.

ESG continues to become an increased focus of boards of directors, with 71% of boards incorporating ESG goals and metrics into overall company strategy and 34% of boards discussing ESG at every or nearly every meeting, compared with 15% pre-coronavirus.

Geopolitical Disruption Invades the Boardroom

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

Risk Areas for Corporate Boards - Betsy Atkins

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Betsy Atkins, board member for Wynn Las Vegas and Volvo Car Group, explores prominent risks for corporate boards.