2019 Editorial Calendar for Directors & Boards Magazine and Private Company DIrector

DIRECTORS & BOARDS

First Quarter 2019
The Character of the Corporation: Inequality
(A series to be published throughout the year)
• Defining the “character” concept and the question of boards looking beyond the bottom line.
• Why income inequality is a boardroom issue.
• Combating gender inequality in the boardroom and beyond.
• The shareholder perspective. Could directors come under fire for focusing on income inequality and not the bottom line?
• The two faces of activists: Those who want you to do good, and those who will eviscerate you for doing so.
 
Second Quarter 2019
The Character of the Corporation: The Ethics of Technology (Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Issue)
• Interview with the author of AI Superpowers on why boards should care about AI.
• Overview of the “four AI waves”: internet AI, business AI, perception AI, and autonomous AI.
• A board member discusses why he or she decided to support AI efforts at their company.
 
Annual Report 2018
The Character of the Corporation: Long-Term Thinking
• How the ups and downs in the economy impact shortterm vs long-term thinking.
• Ways to discourage short-term thinking, including taxes,legislation, etc.
• An SEC official’s perspective on the government’s role and what they see as the board’s role.
• Creating a Blue Ribbon commission to look at this and an overview of a Directors & Boards roundtable of board members, institutional investors, individual shareholders, the SEC and members of Congress.
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT:
Directors to Watch — Gender
BONUS DISTRIBUTION:
Private Company Governance Summit 2019
 
Third Quarter 2019
The Character of the Corporation: Cultural Warning Signs
• How the board can identify issues with culture at their organizations.
• Examples of companies that had culture meltdowns and paid the price.
• A case study of a company board that was able to spot culture warning signs before a major workforce issue blew up.
 
Fourth Quarter 2019
The Character of the Coporation: Politics and the Board
• The pros and cons of board members supporting politicians or political causes
• The benefits of consulting the board about political positioning; how board deals with positioning.
• Do you have to be liberal in the tech world to get customers?
• From the government to the boardroom.
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT:
Directors to Watch — Ethnic Diversity
 
PRIVATE COMPANY DIRECTOR
March 2019 | Pre-Conference Edition
 
BONUS DISTRIBUTION:
Private Company Governance Summit 2019
Transitions Spring 2019
 
October 2019 | Conference Report & Key Private Governance Trends
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT:
Private Company Directors to Watch 2019
BONUS DISTRIBUTION:
Transitions Fall 2019