Virtual Governance Summit 2020

May 28, 2020

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. Each day's session featured key directors and thought leaders in conversation-style discussions that address key aspects of the recovery process.

 

Board Considerations: Returning to the Workplace and Navigating the “New Normal”

Monday, June 1, 2020 2 p.m. ET

Boards are continuing to address the business challenges due to COVID-19. They have a critical role to play in overseeing management’s decisions on how to keep operations going with changing demands, when to return employees safely to the workplace, and addressing new ways to effectively engage with customers and suppliers- for starters.  What issues are top-of-mind for boards as companies move from crisis to recovery? How is the company thinking about the new risks and opportunities in this “new normal”? Watch the Replay...

Compensation Issues in the Recovery — Setting CEO and Senior Management Compensation

Tues, June 2, 2020 2 p.m. EDT

Most businesses have lost revenue during the pandemic, whether the business has shut down completely or not. While compensation plans and incentives were likely approved before the rise of COVID-19, it may be necessary to adjust economic forecasts and incentive plans. Many CEOs and board members have announced the suspension or reduction of their salaries, but that isn’t where the bulk of compensation lies. How do you adjust incentives in the wake of an “act of God”? Watch the Replay...

 

Refreshing the Board and The Executive Suite After the Crisis

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 crisis brought a number of human talent risks to light. In the wake of the pandemic, boards will need to examine how management navigated the crisis and if the management style was right for the occasion. Did the board have the skill sets it needed to deal with a shutdown and plan for a comeback? Simply put, were the right people in charge during the COVID-19 crisis? Watch the Replay...

 

ESG: Before, During and After the Crisis

Thursday, June 4, 2020 2 p.m. EDT

Supporters of Environmental, Social and Governance issues (ESG) point to long-termism and say near-term losses in implementing ESG best practices are worth it for the greater good. Production and revenue losses are already bubbling up and will likely continue for months. Will institutional investors give corporations the benefit of the doubt during recovery? Will shareholders demand a return after the crisis stopped trading — more than once? How will other stakeholders be affected if layoffs and furloughs continue? Watch the Replay...

 

Risk Management After COVID-19

Friday, June 5, 2020 2 p.m. EDT

Many companies did not see the COVID-19 pandemic coming and were hit flat-footed by a crisis that shut down businesses, killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, interrupted supply chains and is costing the federal government trillions of dollars to bolster businesses and citizens. What are the lessons learned from this event? Watch the Replay...