March 16, 2023

A new report finds CEO and CFO base salaries increasing but bonuses on the decl

March 14, 2023

What Directors are Thinking

March 9, 2023

With more than half of companies failing to plan for CEO succession, the topic

March 9, 2023

To contribute effectively during economic uncertainty, directors need candor, c

March 7, 2023

Boards of Delaware corporations may want to move toward adopting officer exculp

March 6, 2023

Boards continue to be challenged by the war in Ukraine, China relations and ESG

March 3, 2023

ESG statements in press releases, the company website and other marketing can b

March 2, 2023

There’s a better way to prevent C-Suite self-dealing than the SEC’s cybersecuri

Directors to Watch 2022: Racial & Ethnic Diversity

Andrea Zopp

Director, Henry Ford Health System, Relativity, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I Corp. 

Why Do Good Boards Make Bad Decisions?

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Good boards often make bad decisions. They make bad decisions about management and governance. They make bad decisions about people and process. They make bad decisions about strategy that have long-term consequences.

Why Does This Happen?

People serve on corporate boards for excellent reasons, including networking, enhancing their credentials and using their business knowledge in new ways. There is often compensation, averaging about $74,000 per year.  

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.