• Climate Change: Five Considerations for Boards

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Susan M. Angele

    Climate change is no longer abstract. Phenomena including raging wildfires in Australia and increasingly frequent “100-year” storms have proved that the impact on supply chains is real, and the potential long-term scenarios range from concerning to apocalyptic.

  • Coronavirus and Compensation

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: John Borneman

    The sudden acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic, with substantial economic damage to many industries, has companies scrambling to respond. The priorities, obviously, are to protect employees’ health, first and foremost, and to manage the risk to the business.

  • Meeting the Challenge

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: Robert H. Rock

    Life has drastically changed for all of us, with a tectonic shift in how we live and breathe. We at Directors & Boards are committed to help you navigate through this unprecedented crisis and guide you toward a revived and renewed future.

  • After Coronavirus

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: David Shaw

    Last year, Directors & Boards devoted its attention to the rising focus on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) from institutional investors and others, culminating in our Character of the Corporation event last November.

  • Leadership in Recovery

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: April Hall

    What an interesting time to be a leader, to say the least. I hope beyond hope that the curve of COVID-19 infections has flattened by the time you read this. But we really don’t know when that will happen, and such uncertainty makes leadership particularly difficult.

  • ‘First Reactions Aren’t Always the Best Reactions’

    Issue: 2020 Second Quarter
    By: April Hall

    Fewer than a dozen people have served as Secretary of Homeland Security since the department was added to the Cabinet in 2003. Jeh Johnson is among the longest-serving, heading the department under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017.

  • Crisis Communications Should Focus on How Companies Help Constituents

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    In the rush to communicate with employees and customers about their responses to the novel coronavirus, many companies inadvertently led with their chins: “Your health and safety are our top priority.”

  • Practical Tips for Virtual Oversight

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    As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak continues to wreak havoc across the globe, boards of directors have a critical oversight role to play in helping their companies navigate through these uncertain times.

  • COVID-19 and First Concerns for the Boardroom

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    As companies seek to understand and react to the particular ways in which the coronavirus pandemic may imperil their employees, operations and financial condition, there are certain

  • Helping You Navigate Through This Crisis

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    A Message From the Publisher of Directors & Boards

  • Opinion: The Crisis and the Activists and Raiders

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    For the past two weeks a number of activists and takeover raiders have sought to take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis by launching attacks on companies they view as vulnerable.  Unlike the bedrock American companies drained by the crisis, there is ample dry powder in the coffers of some funds an

  • NACD Survey: Directors Recognize COVID-19 Disruption, Have Confidence in Management

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    Directors are digging into the risks and management response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has now taken root in the U.S.

  • Managing Strategic Risks in the Face of the Coronavirus

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    The outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus has made reverberations around the world.

  • Top of Mind: Roy Dunbar, Director for Humana Inc, Johnson Controls International PLC and SiteOne Landscape Supply

    Issue: 2020 First Quarter
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    Leading company boards will report in proxy filings for 2020 how they are responding to what they heard from shareholders in conversations the companies requested after the previous year’s filings.

  • Do Mandates Change Board Makeup?

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    By April Hall

  • Driving a Focus on Risk

    Issue: 2020 First Quarter
    By: Eve Tahmincioglu

    Risk mania has taken over the corporate governance discussion today but defining risk and figuring out how to deal with it can be dizzying for boards.

  • The Character of the Corporation: 10 ways to get started on your ESG journey

    Issue: 2020 First Quarter
    By: Robert H. Rock

    America is experiencing record growth which has provided abundant jobs, wage growth and wealth generation for a majority of Americans.

  • The Character of the Corporation: A deep dive into our forum’s biggest questions

    Issue: 2020 First Quarter
    By: Eve Tahmincioglu

    As most board members know, environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) are all the rage, with institutional investors putting pressure on public companies to think beyond maximizing value for shareholders by adding a focus on the impact of the corporation on its other stakeholders — includ

  • Human Capital Governance: The Beginning of a New Era

    Issue: 2020 First Quarter
    By: Don Delves

    The era of human capital has arrived in the boardroom and, with it, the need for more thorough board oversight and governance of this mission-critical investment.

  • Purpose, Human Capital and Profits: Five factors to drive enduring shareholder value

    Issue: 2020 First Quarter
    By: John Bremen

    Regardless of a board’s position on the purpose versus profits debate, human capital issues are an essential component of their discussions on how to drive shareholder value.