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

Boards Are Adapting to Meet New Committee Needs

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Technology, sustainability and talent are among the topics forcing committees to change how they do business.

Digital Transformation: How Boards Can Help Forge the Path Forward

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Directors should be able to identify the signs that a company would benefit from advanced digital processes.

Digital transformation is the business world’s latest and greatest buzzword. A quick online search will return a variety of definitions, each with some small twist on the concept of implementation of technology to improve business processes. While defining this seemingly “black-box term” is certainly important, understanding the benefits of digital transformation is where one can begin to value and appreciate the excitement surrounding the process.

Five Keys for Ensuring a Fruitful CEO Succession

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Finding the new top executive can’t be all about culture fit. 

Becoming Future-Ready in a Digital World: The Board’s Role

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Boards must become more digitally savvy to help guide companies through transformations.

Prepare Today for Your Company’s Environmental Challenges of Tomorrow

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Ten actions the board can take now!

There is significant speculation today about what will be expected of public companies and their boards around environmental reporting and consideration of risks. While the exact form this will take is under debate, one thing is certain — companies must ensure that directors individually and their board as a whole are prepared for this increased responsibility. So, what do directors need to do to prepare themselves, and what actions should the board take collectively?

Cyber Disclosure Practices Are Evolving Ahead of SEC Rules

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An efficient board must set the tone for a company’s cybersecurity prioritization.

Is Your Board Ready for a New Era of Shareholder Activism?

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Activists are launching more campaigns, and they are finding more success.

Survey: Recession Concerns Make Non-M&A Growth a Top Board Priority

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Meanwhile, the best home for ESG oversight is still up for debate.

In its recently released fall board pulse survey, Proactive Governance to Address Recessionary Pressures, BDO USA sought to pinpoint the obstacles boards currently face and what strategies they use to overcome them. The survey found that boards prioritize the driving of growth and planning for recessionary declines in product or service demand. 

Should Dual-Class Share Structures Be Eliminated?

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Dual-class shares make companies unaccountable to shareholders, markets and courts.

Over the last decade, company founders have been opting to shore up control by creating multi-class voting structures that undercut shareholder voting power. This stock ownership structure reduces shareholder influence, undermines corporate governance and shifts the burden of investment grievances to the courts.

Defying Critics and Curbs, Buybacks Persist: Should Executives Benefit From Them?

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Buybacks can be a boon for shareholders, but a detriment to employees.