September 21, 2022

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

September 20, 2022

Success with sustainability requires directors to drive bold action in a decisi

September 19, 2022

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

September 16, 2022

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

September 14, 2022

There is now more flexibility for Delaware corporations to delegate equity awar


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President Biden Announces Two SEC Nominations

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Key Pelosi adviser and career SEC attorney pegged.

California Bill Requiring Additional Board Diversity Is Overturned

The bill mandated ethnic, racial and LGBT diversity on boards.

Board Practices in the Digital Era: Using Corporate Governance to Maximize the Benefit-to-Cost Ratio of Information Technology

Virtual capabilities and electronic documents are double-edged swords.



New SEC Climate Disclosure Rules Offer ESG Strategy Gut Check for Boards

Now is the time to raise the bar on your ESG commitment.

Five Questions Boards Should Ask About the War in Ukraine

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Boards have an opportunity to define protocols around crisis management and ESG.
While still recovering from the disruptions of the global pandemic, many companies find themselves grappling with a new and, for the most part, unanticipated emergency. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine requires business leaders to remain in crisis-management mode. 

SEC Proposal Seeks Quicker, Standardized Disclosure of Cybersecurity Incidents

Speedy disclosures present possible headaches for boards and companies.
The SEC recently proposed amendments to its regulations to strengthen and standardize disclosures by public companies in the areas of cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance and incident reporting. 
The amendments would require up-to-date reporting on cybersecurity incidents and periodic reporting to supply updates on previously reported incidents. It would also mandate disclosures on: 

ESG and Talent Retention Lead the Annual Meeting Agenda

The issues that will demand attention from shareholders.
As boards and company management teams prepare for 2022 shareholder meetings, they are confronted with a host of issues, including evolving regulatory and reporting guidance for ESG, an expanding need for employee engagement to retain valued talent and the increased threat of disruption due to technological and cybersecurity risks.

Boards and Management Must Work Together to Strengthen Cybersecurity

Identify cybersecurity communication gaps and ways to close them.

With both boards and management concerned about the effect lax cybersecurity can have on a company, it is essential that both groups work together to close communication gaps on the subject and continue toward the goal of effectively protecting the organization’s information assets.

Common Communication Gaps

Carl N. Kriebel is a shareholder at Schneider Downs & Co. Inc., with extensive experience in advising client executive, audit and compliance boards on the state of their programs.