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  • Four Principles of Risk Management
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By Tracy Grooms
    Strong enterprise risk management is an imperative in the 21st century in a flattening world with growing complexity, the global movement of people and arguably more frequent disruptions and disasters. Organizations must match the evolution of strategies and operating models to mitigate potentially ...
  • Revisiting Independence
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By Doug Raymond
    One of the pillars of corporate law is the directors’ fiduciary duty of loyalty to the corporation and its shareholders. In general, the duty of loyalty requires that a director, in making decisions, act on a disinterested and independent basis, in good faith, with an honest belief that the action...
  • Compensation Matters: At Your Discretion
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By Greg Arnold and Mark Emanuel
    The coronavirus pandemic gave the global economy an unprecedented shock that has raised the stakes for one of the compensation committee’s most challenging tasks — determining when and how to apply discretion to adjust executives’ incentive pay for circumstances outside their control.The quest...
  • Editor's Note: Trading in Textbooks for Newspapers
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By Charles Elson
    I think that a few words of introduction and guidance are in order. I have been a regular contributor and, more importantly, a reader and devotee of Directors & Boards for the past 25 years. I firmly believe that this publication has been, is now, and will continue to be the thought leader in co...
  • Publisher's Letter: Jobs Offer Hope
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By Robert H. Rock
    “Joblessness leads to hopelessness, [and] hopelessness leads to what we see in the streets,” observed Merck’s CEO Ken Frazier, who emphasized the role of Black unemployment in exacerbating the social unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. Maintaining that business has the means ...
  • My Board Journey: PAUL E. ROWSEY, Director, Valaris plc. Chairman, JLB Partners LLC
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By Directors and Boards
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  • We’ve Come a Long Way, But We Aren’t Home Yet
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By April Hall
    Eight years. Women have had the right to vote for 100 years, but it took eight years from the suffragettes first petitions to make it happen.The strategies of suffragettes included pageants staged on the steps of the Treasury Building in Washington to hunger strikes. President Woodrow Wilson was pic...
  • An Inflection Point for Stakeholder Capitalism
    By Seymour Burchman and Seamus O’Toole
    From the Business Roundtable to BlackRock, there’s growing pressure on companies to respect all major stakeholders — employees, customers, suppliers and local communities, as well as investors. Meanwhile, a variety of innovations are effectively making these stakeholders central to long-term com...
  • Gender Diversity in the Boardroom
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By Scott Chase
    By Scott ChaseLast July’s presentation of our Directors to Watch Class of 2019, profiling 22 superlative women directors, occurred just days after the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz issued a memo citing “board diversity and expanding the pool” as a top priority for publicly traded...
  • Revisiting Independence
    By Doug Raymond
    One of the pillars of corporate law is the directors’ fiduciary duty of loyalty to the corporation and its shareholders. In general, the duty of loyalty requires that a director, in making decisions, act on a disinterested and independent basis, in good faith, with an honest belief that the action...
  • At Your Discretion
    By Greg Arnold and Mark Emanuel
    When and how should directors adjust executive incentive payouts?The coronavirus pandemic gave the global economy an unprecedented shock that has raised the stakes for one of the compensation committee’s most challenging tasks — determining when and how to apply discretion to adjust executives...
  • Beyond gender diversity
    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By Annalisa Barrett and Jose R. Rodriguez
     As board leaders strive for greater diversity among their members, the conversation often focuses on gender. While there are a variety of reasons for attention on gender balance, other aspects of diversity — such as race and ethnic background — also are beneficial in the boardroom. Diversi...
  • “Being Black in Corporate America” Deserves a Response
    By Thomas A. Cole
    Author’s Note: This piece was prepared before the death of George Floyd and the protests and important public discussions that followed. If anything, it is even more relevant now.The Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) recently released a study entitled “Being Black in Corporate America.” The f...
  • Director Data Q2 2020
    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By Directors and Boards
    Leadership Independence for SV 150, Majority Voting for S&P 100Since 2002, Fenwick & West has surveyed the corporate governance practices of the companies included in the Standard & Poor’s 100 Index (S&P 100) and the technology and life sciences companies included in the Fenwick–...
  • Top of Mind: Dawn Zier, Director, Hain Celestial Group and Spirit Airlines
    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By Dawn Zier
    As we emerge from the pandemic, we will find permanent changes and shifts in the way we do business which will force management teams and boards to navigate a new normal. From dislocation and disruption emerge lessons and opportunities.As a director, I believe boards and management in a post-COVID-1...
  • Wargaming Risk: What Military Leaders Bring to the Table
    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By April Hall
    When the going gets tough, it’s easy to fall back on language that refers to war. Often people are “on the front line,” or taking on a challenge is a “battle.” Over the years, the United States has waged war on drugs, poverty and, most recently, the coronavirus.The military is known for di...
  • The Key Challenges Boards Face Now
    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By Punita Kumar-Sinha
    The COVID-19 pandemic is just beginning to take off in India [in late March]. Nonetheless, the Indian government has undertaken a preemptive 21-day lockdown to flatten the curve. As a result, companies are already grappling with massive disruptions. As a board member of several leading Indian compan...
  • Risk Management and the Board
    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By Brad Oates
    One of the most important skills for a board member is the ability to think strategically about risk management and that thinking requires looking at redundancy, diversity in the supply chain, and both financial and talent capacity within our organizations. Examining each of those should be viewed m...
  • A Leadership Q&A With Stan Silverman
    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By Directors and Boards
    Stan Silverman is vice chairman, Drexel University, the author of Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success, the founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership, and former chair of PQ Corporation. He spoke to Scott Chase about risk and leadership in the time of crisis.Beyond COVID-19 and the ass...
  • COVID-19 and Leadership
    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By Kathy Hopinkah Hannan
    We certainly don’t get to decide on the crisis we will face, but as leaders and directors, we do get to decide on the how we respond and lead through it. To state the obvious, a crisis requires leadership that is prepared, calm, decisive, and comfortable with ambiguity. But in times like these, it...