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Leadership Independence for SV 150, Majority Voting for S&P 100
Since 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–Bloomberg Law Silicon Valley 150 List (SV 150).
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-19 world need to focus on:
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 discipline, strategic planning and impeccable attention to detail. It’s no wonder that some of the country’s top military leaders have been asked to bring their experiences into the boardroom.
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 companies, I am already observing some major challenges.