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  • About the Author: Paul Washington

    Paul Washington is a recognized leader with a distinguished career in the ESG space. Before joining The Conference Board ESG Center, he served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, an…

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13 Apr. 2021 | Comments (0)
How Boards Can Get Human Capital Management Right in Five (Not So) Easy Steps
At the outset of the pandemic, employees were the top priority of boards, second only to continued liquidity. That focus intensified during the social…

15 Mar. 2021 | Comments (0)
Six Questions for Boards to Ask after SolarWinds
This month the Administration made cybersecurity “top priority,” elevating it as “an imperative” across government (…

07 Sep. 2020 | Comments (0)
Richard Parsons, Former CEO of Time Warner Inc., Reflects on the Role of Corporations in Society
Richard Parsons, a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners as well as the former Chairman of Citigroup and Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc., …

04 Sep. 2020 | Comments (0)
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on How Corporations Can Help Drive Social Change
In this interview, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, reflects on the death of George Floyd, the uprisings that have spread across Ameri…

14 Aug. 2020 | Comments (0)
Executive Compensation: What to consider in preparing for 2021
As companies prepare for their compensation committees to make year-end decisions on 2020 incentive plan payouts, and design their programs for 2021, …

24 Jul. 2020 | Comments (0)
Reopen Ready: Managing Governance and Legal Risks in the New Normal(s)
As government restrictions on business are being lifted across the U.S. and worldwide, the reopening process will vary by industry, geography, and typ…

24 Jul. 2020 | Comments (0)
How Companies are Preparing for the Return of Office-based Employees
When it comes to bringing remote workers back to office, the top two factors companies consider are government and medical/scientific guidance, accord…

22 Jul. 2020 | Comments (0)
When the Shutdown Ends, the Hard Work Really Begins: Actionable Insights for Boards and Senior Management
In the initial “shutdown” phase of COVID-19, boards and governance professionals stepped up to address the crisis – increasing communication and focus…

17 Jul. 2020 | Comments (0)
Practical Steps for Boards and Companies in Addressing Racial Inequality and Injustice
When it comes to addressing racial inequality and injustice, here are a few takeaways from what we’re hearing from our members that, we hope, will pro…

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