Setting Up Compensation Plans When the Stock Price Is DepressedIssue: First Quarter 2023
Retaining your best talent may require adjusting for market volatility.
Major Audit Committee Issues for 2023Issue:
Directors on the audit committee will be occupied with matters related to ESG, the economy and cybersecurity.
A Middle Way to Good Corporate GovernanceIssue: First Quarter 2023
Former Chief Justice Leo Strine weighs in on the stakeholder vs. shareholder primacy debate.
“Why Are We Here?”Issue: First Quarter 2023
What is the ultimate purpose of the board at a time when stakeholder interests have taken on more prominence?
A Distracted — But Fixable — Mission at the SECIssue: First Quarter 2023
Both businesses and regulators must stay true to their core missions instead of being drawn to the cause of the day.
Examining 2023’s Most Pressing Governance ConcernsIssue:
Directors believe the economy, the workforce and inflation will be the most impactful challenges as 2023 marches on.
The G in ESGIssue: First Quarter 2023
With ESG here to stay, the key is ensuring that good governance practices are instilled in related board discussions and strategies.
It Is Essential for Directors to Learn from Their (and Other’s) MistakesIssue:
Unfortunately, boards sometimes screw up. The important thing to learn from said screw-up and ensure it doesn’t happen again.
What Boards Should Ask Management About Compensation and ESGIssue: First Quarter 2023
The board should understand the company’s broader ESG goals to ensure the right approach is taken in linking pay to ESG performance.
A Decade of Disruption Continues for BoardsIssue:
In an unstable risk environment, directors must help their companies manage for the long term and maintain organizational agility.
Finance, the Audit Committee and the Climate Disclosure JourneyIssue:
To guide companies toward their ESG goals, audit committee members should understand their company’s strategy for climate risk and sustainability.
A Proxy Season Survival Guide for Compensation CommitteesIssue:
To withstand investor scrutiny, directors must understand industry compensation trends and how incentives relate to company strategy.
An SEC Enforcement Action Could Change the Game for “Without Cause” FiringsIssue:
Public boards may find it more difficult to afford favorable treatment to terminated executives following the SEC’s action against McDonald’s.
Wrangle the Top "Gray Rhinos" of 2023Issue:
Scenario analysis is crucial to the board’s ability to stay on top of major risk trends.
2023 Compensation Committee PrioritiesIssue:
Preparing for a recession and ensuring that executives have appropriate equity incentives top the list for the new year.
ESG Metrics in Executive Incentive PlansIssue:
In the U.S., the prevalence of ESG metrics is high but still lags behind Europe and the U.K.
Special Interview with Patagonia Chair Charles ConnIssue: First Quarter 2023
The company’s non-family chair addresses the owners’ decision to make Earth Patagonia’s only shareholder.
How Companies Incorporate ESG Metrics in Compensation PlansIssue: First Quarter 2023
The following companies have implemented ESG metrics and made disclosures in their 2022 proxy statements.
ESG Metrics in Compensation Plans and Executive Employment AgreementsIssue: First Quarter 2023
See how some of America’s largest companies are implementing sustainability metrics into their comp strategies.
Book Review - ESG in the Boardroom: A Guidebook for DirectorsIssue: First Quarter 2023
Board members have been inundated for the past several years with demands for them to be attentive to ESG considerations. However, precious little has been written about how this should actually work in the boardroom.
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|
|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|
|Embattled Companies Need the Right Directors||/sites/default/files/2023-03/GoingGetsRough.mp3||6:38||nid=34167=nid|