Pressure Points for Boards: Improving Directors' Performance in Times of Financial Stress
28 October, 2009 | (01 hr)
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Boards are asking for expanded guidance on meeting their oversight responsibilities in times of increasing scrutiny by regulators, shareholders and the public. Board members and senior management are looking for pragmatic ways to work together to improve performance in areas such as strategic oversight, risk, executive compensation, internal investigations of ethical and compliance issues, unsolicited takeovers and succession planning. Using up-to-date information from The Conference Board’s recently issued Corporate Governance Handbook, this webcast offers a concise summary of the key areas boards need to address to meet rapidly evolving expectations.
This webcast will discuss:
- How boards can engage with management to improve strategic oversight and long term risk management.
- The increasing responsibilities boards face in regard to succession planning, incentive-based executive compensation and talent management to create sustainable growth.
- Government investigations on fraudulent conduct and the consequences for public companies and their boards.
- A new era of shareholder activism focused on strategic and governance-related corrections.
- Trends in Federal regulation and listing standards affecting standards of board independence, shareholder approval of equity compensation plans, and ethics disclosure.
Maureen P. Errity, director with Deloitte LLP, played a significant role in the establishment of the Center for Corporate Governance in June 2004 and now leads the Center’s operations, which include activities such as research and thought le... Full Bio
Holly J. Gregory counsels clients on the full range of governance issues, including fiduciary duties, risk oversight, conflicts of interest, board and committee structure, board leadership structures, audit committee investigations, board audits a... Full Bio
Jane Whitt Sellers
Ms. Sellers works with public and private companies on corporate finance matters, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. She represents issuers in a wide range of financing transactions including syndicated loan ... Full Bio
Paul DeNicola is a Director at PwC's Center for Board Governance where he works to extend the firm's thought leadership on leading-edge governance practices. An active speaker at forums for directors and governance professionals, DeNicola also adv... Full Bio