New Research from the Governance Center
February 28 | The Conference Board Governance Center | Comments (0)
Over the first two months of 2018, The Governance Center has released three pieces of research that cover the corporate secretaries’ perspective on the corporate director job, the “New Paradigm” corporate governance framework for directors and investors, and the impact of excessive director compensation.
For Directors, What Needs to be Improved in 2018 to Make Progress?
February 27 | Tim Leech, Managing Director, Global Services, Risk Oversight Inc. | Comments (0)
What’s driving board members to conclude that these are their top improvement areas for 2018? If directors have concluded they must improve on these dimensions, it follows that their boards haven’t been doing a good enough job to meet today’s expectations.
Q&A with Robert Bostrom: A General Counsel Shares Lessons Learned from Crises
February 21 | Robert E. Bostrom | Comments (0)
Currently senior vice president, corporate secretary, and general counsel of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Robert Bostrom has spent the past three decades working in the corporate legal field. As part of The Conference Board board member job description series, he shares his perspective on the corporate director's job.
C-Suite Challenge™ 2018: CEOs: Digital Strategies enable better Sustainability Performance
February 19 | Dr. Uwe Schulte, Leader, Global Sustainability Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
2/3 of CEOs believe that digital transformation is a significant enabler for their sustainability strategy and they actively seek opportunities from digitization to improve sustainability performance and to discover more sustainable business models. The application of digital trans-formation and innovation for new more sustainable business models finds wide acceptance among company leaders. Now is the right time to develop proposals for new products and services and new revenue models.
Seven Questions Board Members Should Ask About Insider Threat Risk
February 14 | Ryan Stolte, Co-founder, CTO, Bay Dynamics | Comments (0)
Insider threats are the unwelcomed gift that keeps on giving. A recent report by the analyst firm Forrester revealed that insiders are responsible for more than half of companies’ data breaches. Companies today more so than ever before need insider threat programs, which involve a combination of people, processes and technologies. So where does the board fit in?
Sustainability Reporting: Quality over Quantity
February 07 | Thomas Singer, Principal Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Corporate sustainability reporting—the disclosure of environmental, Social, and governance (ESG) practices—continues to transition from an exercise in transparency to a more targeted and strategic mechanism for companies to engage with stakeholders. Recent analysis by The Conference Board captures trends in the disclosure of environmental and social practices by large public companies around the world.
New Year’s Resolutions for Director Compensation from Investors Bancorp Decision
February 07 | Jennifer Conway, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore | Edmond T. FitzGerald, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell | Arthur H. Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Brian D. Robbins, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett | Comments (0)
A recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court raises a question as to whether a plan limit allowing board discretion to grant awards within general parameters will be sufficient to ensure business judgment deference, rather than an entire fairness review.