“We Said What?”Issue:
ESG statements in press releases, the company website and other marketing can be costly to the company and its reputation.
Cyber Breaches and Insider TradingIssue:
There’s a better way to prevent C-Suite self-dealing than the SEC’s cybersecurity disclosure proposal.
The Lessons of the Great RecessionIssue:
Today’s economy is similar in key ways to the economy in 2008. Your board would do well to assess the parallels.
The SEC “Cools Off” Insider TradingIssue:
Trading plans are now subject to new limits that can prevent insider trading and help boards prevent C-Suite misconduct.
Buttressing CapitalismIssue: First Quarter 2023
Directors are spending more time discussing and evaluating talent, not just at the top but throughout the company. Once focused exclusively on the top one or two tiers reporting directly to the CEO, boards are now looking further down into the organization, even at entry-level recruiting.
“Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste”Issue: 2023 Second Quarter
Five steps to help the board respond to a corporate emergency.
The New Frontier of M&A and Corporate BoardsIssue: First Quarter 2023
My retirement from teaching lasted less than a year.
Focus on G, But Keep E at the ForefrontIssue: First Quarter 2023
With temperatures continuing to climb globally and stakeholders demanding action, the environment will remain a priority for boards. The letter G is a wonderful letter. Some of my favorite words begin with it. Gargantuan. Gregarious.
Character of the Corporation: Executive CompensationIssue: First Quarter 2023
The following is an excerpt from a conversation that took place at MLR Media's Character of the Corporation conference. Matt Vnuk: What should be incorporated into an executive bonus program?
Character of the Corporation: Share BuybacksIssue: First Quarter 2023
The following is an excerpt from a conversation that took place at MLR Media's Character of the Corporation conference. Bill Rock: Is there anything inherently wrong with buybacks and returning capital to shareholders?
Character of the Corporation: Geopolitical RiskIssue: First Quarter 2023
The following is an excerpt from a conversation that took place at MLR Media's Character of the Corporation conference.
Character of the Corporation: SEC Disclosure AgendaIssue: First Quarter 2023
The following is an excerpt from a conversation that took place at MLR Media's Character of the Corporation conference. Peter Begalla: What are the new SEC climate and carbon disclosure requirements?
Character of the Corporation: ESGIssue: First Quarter 2023
The following is an excerpt of a conversation that took place at MLR Media's Character of the Corporation conference. Byron Loflin: What are the opportunities in ESG today that you’ve seen that companies or board members can think about?
Character of the Corporation: The Delaware Court of Chancery and the BoardIssue: First Quarter 2023
The following is an excerpt of a keynote conversation that took place at MLR Media's Character of the Corporation conference. Don Delves: How does the court approach situations when evaluating a stockholder challenge to board action?
Lawrence Cunningham and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Debate Corporate PurposeIssue: First Quarter 2023
On a day that featured a series of conversations highlighting the advantages and drawbacks of shareholder capitalism, one of the highlights was surely the square-off between Lawrence Cunningham and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who shared their visions of the purpose of a corporation, their thoughts on why
New Survey Finds Boards Ready for Refreshment and Skeptical of ESG BenefitsIssue: First Quarter 2023
About half of the 700 directors surveyed by PwC for its Charting the Course Through a Changing Governance Landscape report would replace at least one member o
Economic Recession Looms as the Top Concern for Corporate DirectorsIssue: First Quarter 2023
As part of its 2023 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters, the National Association of Corporate Directors surveyed more than 300 directors on their expectations for the coming year as well
My Board JourneyIssue: First Quarter 2023
Director, AMN Healthcare, Barnes Group Inc., Destiny Transformations Group, Masonite International; author, Win When They Say You Won’t: Break Through Barriers and Keep Leveling Up Your Success
What Directors Are ThinkingIssue: First Quarter 2023
What Directors Are Thinking Ertharin Cousin Independent Director: Bayer SA, Mondelēz
Setting Up Compensation Plans When the Stock Price Is DepressedIssue: First Quarter 2023
Retaining your best talent may require adjusting for market volatility.
Q2 2023 Audio
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|Lessons Learned from High-Profile Board Challenges||/sites/default/files/2023-03/BoardChallenges.mp3||8:31||nid=34203=nid|
|Think Like an Activist||/sites/default/files/2023-04/Activist.mp3||14:14||nid=34285=nid|
|The Evolution of Total Shareholder Return and Incentive Plans||/sites/default/files/2023-03/TSR.mp3||6:11||nid=34241=nid|
|Silicon Valley Bank Collapse: Lessons for Boards||/sites/default/files/2023-03/SVBCollapse.mp3||6:17||nid=34255=nid|
|The Inherent Conflict in Setting Director Pay||/sites/default/files/2023-04/DirectorPay.mp3||8:42||nid=34263=nid|
|Sitting CEOs Get the First Call||/sites/default/files/2023-04/SittingCEOs.mp3||4:03||nid=34289=nid|
|Activism Run Amok||/sites/default/files/2023-04/Activism.mp3||4:41||nid=34288=nid|
|Do Responsible Special Awards Have to Be an Oxymoron?||/sites/default/files/2023-04/SpecialAwards.mp3||6:05||nid=34271=nid|
|What Directors Are Thinking||/sites/default/files/2023-03/WDATZimmerman.mp3||5:43||nid=34171=nid|
|Chief Compliance Officers Are In the Crosshairs||/sites/default/files/2023-04/CCOs.mp3||5:21||nid=34270=nid|
|My Board Journey||/sites/default/files/2023-03/MyBoardJourneyLee.mp3||6:08||nid=34176=nid|
|Two Models of Leadership and Service||/sites/default/files/2023-04/Leadership.mp3||5:18||nid=34272=nid|
|Investors Are Becoming More Focused on Board Quality and the CEO Role||/sites/default/files/2023-04/Investors.mp3||2:05||nid=34291=nid|
|A Slow but Steady Increase in Gender Diversity on Boards||/sites/default/files/2023-04/GenderDiversity%20%281%29.mp3||1:20||nid=34292=nid|
|Culture Alignment: The Hidden Killer of M&A Success||/sites/default/files/2023-04/CultureAlignment.mp3||8:55||nid=34287=nid|
|Digital Transformation Payday||/sites/default/files/2023-04/DigitalTransformationPayday.mp3||5:14||nid=34290=nid|
|Embattled Companies Need the Right Directors||/sites/default/files/2023-03/GoingGetsRough.mp3||6:38||nid=34167=nid|
|Who Should Serve on the Board When Times Get Tough?||/sites/default/files/2023-04/ToughTimes.mp3||11:19||nid=34286=nid|
|“Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste”||/sites/default/files/2023-02/Crisis.mp3||07:08||nid=34157=nid|