• Risk Management After COVID-19

    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By: Directors and Boards

    While many boards were not prepared for all that happened this Spring, others have been working on robust business continuity plans for years.

  • Top of Mind

    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By: Directors and Boards

    I spent 18 years as a CIO in manufacturing and then became a CIO in the banking industry. But very seldom have CIOs risen to the chair and CEO position. I think that’s because they tend to focus on technology instead of business. I’ve always taken the business approach first.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Compensation Matters: At Your Discretion

    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By: Greg Arnold

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2020 Private Boards of the Year Award Winners Announced

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    Six private company boards will be honored for their business governance excellence at the upcoming 2020 Private Company Governance Summit on September 15-17, 2020, live online.

  • 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.

  • An Inflection Point for Stakeholder Capitalism

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    By: Seymour Burchman

    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.

  • DIRECTORS TO WATCH: Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By: Scott Chase

    By Scott Chase

  • Revisiting Independence

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    By: Doug Raymond

    One of the pillars of corporate law is the directors’ fiduciary duty of loyalty to the corporation and its shareholders.

  • At Your Discretion

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    By: Greg Arnold

    When and how should directors adjust executive incentive payouts?

  • Beyond gender diversity

    Issue: 2020 Annual Report
    By: Annalisa Barrett

     

  • COVID-19: A Catalyst for Change

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    “None of what we are going through is comfortable, or fair. And while things will likely get worse before they get better, has America, perhaps, just gotten the wake-up call it needed to get to a better place?” asks Mary Meeker in her recent “Coronavirus Trends Report.”

  • How Vigilant Firms Will Prevail When 'Coronachaos' Subsides

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    Vigilant firms are better prepared to absorb the shocks from “Coronachaos” and emerge stronger when the pandemic abates.

  • “Being Black in Corporate America” Deserves a Response

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    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.

  • Legal Considerations Before Reopening

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    After nearly three months of an unprecedented nationwide shutdown, many states have begun lifting the emergency orders issued to reduce COVID-19 transmission rates.

  • Virtual Governance Summit 2020

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    Recently, Directors & Boards hosted a series of once-a-day, one-hour webinars addressing the board's role in rebuilding the company and the economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, from the editors of Directors & Boards and Private Company Director magazines.