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16 Aug. 2017 | Comments (0)
Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation
Enterprise risk management (ERM) stemmed from the laws and regulations of the last decade, with their focus on protecting the public and preserving shareholder value. It is rooted in a cautious approach of value preservation that, according to some critics, may lead the firm to miss long-term value creation opportunities. The current issue of Director Notes, entitled “Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation: What needs to change?”, addresses these ERM-related issues.

19 Jul. 2017 | Comments (0)
The latest corporate governance research from The Conference Board
Over the past three weeks, The Conference Board has released three corporate governance-related reports. They focus on such issues as CEO succession, board refreshment, gender diversity, and tenure as well as corporate political contribution disclosure. These come on the heels of The Conference Board Governance Center’s release of Just What Is the Corporate Director’s Job? Proxy Advisors’ Perspectives on the Board Member’s Job Description.

11 May. 2017 | Comments (0)
The Conference Board/Millstein Center General Counsel Summit highlights available
The Conference Board Governance Center and the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School recently released the highlights of a Summit they co-sponsored on Short-Termism and Public Trust.

02 Dec. 2016 | Comments (0)
A Strategic Cyber-Roadmap for the Board
To ensure proper oversight of cybersecurity issues, boards should consider either establishing a special committee of the board of directors or securing access by directors to the objective advice of a cyber-expert. That is one of the lessons learned from interviews with five corporate board members conducted by The Conference Board for the  recent Director Notes project.

22 Nov. 2016 | Comments (0)
Introducing Director Notes India
The Directors’ Collective™ has published the first installment of its Director Notes India series, Providing Guidance on Related Party Transactions. The publication is intended to be a resource for directors, general counsels, and company secretaries with regards to the new legal framework and corporate governance regime on related party transactions under the Companies Act, 2013.