On Governance: The Public Company Governance Model – In Dire Need of Radical Change
April 09 | Henry D. Wolfe | Comments (0)
What is needed is a radically new governance model aligned with the high-performance requirements of the current hyper-competitive business environment.
On Governance: Science & Sentiment – A Quantitative Analysis of Warren Buffett's CEO Letters
April 03 | Krista Bennatti-Roberts, Data Scientist, Hansell McLaughlin Advisory | Carol Hansell, Founding Partner, Hansell LLP, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
Shareholders and other stakeholders develop a sense for the chief executive's leadership style through the tone and content of the annual CEO letters. In the case of Warren Buffett, the tone and content is unique and effective.
Latest Research from the Governance Center
April 02 | Governance Center | Comments (0)
The latest research from the Governance Center covers the independent auditor and regulator perspectives on the director’s job description, and a theory about outsourcing public company board functions to a board service provider. We also released two more installments in our "Director Notes" series.
On Governance: The Short-Termism Thesis: Dogma vs. Reality
March 28 | Kal Goldberg, Partner, Finsbury | Charles M. Nathan, Senior Advisor, Finsbury, Senior Fellow, Governance Center | Comments (0)
Whatever the explanations for the short-termism thesis, the conclusion to be drawn from its lack of evidentiary basis is that quarterly capitalism is not the pervasive culprit that the “true believers” would have you believe.
LeaderXXchange Study: How’s Women Leadership Faring Worldwide?
March 21 | Governance Center | Comments (0)
When it comes to gender diversity on public company boards, there is good news and bad news, according to LeaderXXchange. Among the world’s largest public companies gender leadership scores are climbing and most companies have formal diversity policies. However, there is a lot more that must be done.
On Governance: How the SEC can Help Mitigate the ‘Proactive’ Agency Costs of Agency Capitalism
March 08 | Bernard Sharfman, Associate Fellow, R Street Institute | Comments (1)
The proactive agency costs generated by mutual fund advisers that hold large concentrations of delegated voting power can be partially mitigated by the SEC.
On Governance: The Biggest and Most Dangerous Risk CAEs and CROs Don’t Want to Report to Boards
February 25 | Tim Leech, Managing Director, Global Services, Risk Oversight Inc. | Comments (0)
The author believes the biggest risk nobody seems to want to talk about is that a very large percentage of companies’ management personnel lack the necessary skills and/or motivation to competently self-assess and report on the true state of risk related to value creation and preservation.
On Governance: How the Shift from Monocapitalism to Multicapitalism Creates Integral Value
February 20 | Keith Ambachtsheer, Founder, KPA Advisory Services | Comments (1)
Integrated reporting expands traditional thinking, with its predominant focus on financial capital (i.e., monocapitalist), by casting a wider net to assess how value is created across multiple capitals (i.e., multicapitalist).