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The Board’s Role in ESG Implementation

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Eight important ways directors can help grow their companies’ sustainability programs. 

Boards are wrestling with evolving global financial reporting standards, regulations affecting other communications and investor expectations about their companies’ ESG programs. Each company’s ESG challenges and opportunities are different, and each company is likely at a different stage in its ESG program development and implementation. 

Modern Governance Requires Anti-Racist Leadership

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The confluence of the pandemic, the global racial reckoning, the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis has created a defining moment for boards and board leadership. As “unprecedented” becomes the norm, ESG has become more vital than ever. The related pushback by states like Florida and Texas has created a unique and challenging environment for boards and CEOs in a heated U.S. political environment. 

Diversity Rules Work (If You Follow Them)

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A recent survey shows an increased percentage of diverse board members, but limited opportunity in leadership ranks.

Diverse Directors Help Companies Better Reflect Their Client Base

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The boardroom voice is growing for women and people of color. 

Eight CEO Succession Planning Questions Boards Should Ask

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Directors need to understand their role in process oversight, emergency planning, transition dynamics and more.

Establish a Formal Process for the Board’s CEO Oversight

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The CEO runs the company, but the board must take responsibility for the lead executive’s performance.

My Board Journey: Lisa Greer Quateman

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Lisa Greer Quateman
Director, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, ITR Concession Company LLC, Scherzer International; advisory board, Lyles Diversified

Directors & Boards: What was the first board you joined?
LGQ: My board journey began many decades ago when, as a law student, I was placed on the board of Central Wholesale Market Company, my family’s real estate business.

How to Achieve Boardroom Diversity

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A blueprint for boards, diverse candidates and potential allies.

Self-Reliance

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Every year I deliver a Thanksgiving address. This year, my theme was self-reliance, a principle advanced by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who instructed us to rely on our own capabilities, resources and efforts and to follow our own instincts, intuitions and ideas. Self-reliance enables our success both as individuals and as a nation.
 

The Conscious Workplace: Fortify Your Culture to Thrive in Any Crisis

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In many businesses, regardless of the importance of the company’s brand or intellectual property, or even the magnitude of its fixed assets, it is often said that “the real assets go home every night.” Board oversight of a company’s human capital has steadily grown in importance, first with workplace safety issues and the #MeToo movement, and more recently with the heightening of social justice issues. The COVID pandemic and the ensuing “Great Resignation” have left many companies struggling to retain employees, and finding it even harder to attract new ones.