What do ISS’ 2018 draft policy changes mean?
November 08 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Here are descriptions and comments on Institutional Shareholder Services proposed policy changes on gender pay gap, poison pills, and non-employee director compensation from Governance Center member law firms that have issued related client memos.
Three environmental and social issues that can’t be ignored
October 18 | The Conference Board Governance Center | Comments (0)
Climate risk reporting, board diversity, and sustainability reporting are three issues worth keeping an eye on if the 2017 proxy season is any indication of shareholder sentiment.
Advice to chairs: Create boardroom agility
October 11 | Joel Koblentz, Founder, The Koblentz Group | Patrick Dailey, Co-founder, BoardQuest | Comments (0)
Chairs and their fellow directors today are in the crosshairs of activists, proxy advisory firms and major investors. The implications are clear. Board chairs must lead differently.
Is now the time to include sustainability metrics in executive incentives?
September 28 | Seymour Burchman, Managing Director, Semler Brossy | Barry Sullivan, Managing Director, Semler Brossy | Comments (0)
With the pressure mounting, is it time for sustainability metrics to make their way into executive incentives? We believe that the answer is, yes, particularly for those companies with the most to gain from sustainability and for those facing the most downside risk.
Moving the circular economy from concept to business strategy and operations
September 25 | Terry Yosie, President & CEO, World Environment Center | Comments (0)
Evaluation of the circular economy concept is growing across the private sector, governments, non-governmental organizations and universities.
Inside America’s Boardroom: Just What is the Corporate Director’s Job? A Proxy Advisor Perspective
September 14 | Douglas Chia, Leader, Corporate Governance Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Douglas Chia, executive director of The Conference Board’s Governance Center, recently sat down with TK Kerstetter of Boardroom Resources to discuss the Center’s first installment of its corporate director job description project, which focuses on proxy advisors’ perspectives.
What is the role of the board, really?
September 11 | Deborah Midanek Bailey, Founder and President, Solon Group Inc. | Comments (0)
As a veteran corporate director and professional turnaround manager who has earned a good living resolving corporate crises, I have long been puzzled as to why it appears that many boards do not seem to fully grasp the job they are there to do.
Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation
August 16 | The Conference Board Governance Center | Comments (0)
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.