Founded in 2010 by Matteo Tonello, Director Notes is a series of online publications in which The Conference Board engages experts from several disciplines of business leadership (including corporate governance, risk oversight, and sustainability) in an open dialogue about topical issues of concern to member companies.

 

Sustainability in the Mainstream: Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards

November 2017 | Director Notes

Environmental and Social Proposals in the 2017 Proxy Season

September, 2017 | Director Notes

Sharing the Lead: Examining the Causes and Consequences of Lead Independent Director Appointment

August, 2017 | Director Notes

Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation: What needs to change?

July, 2017 | Director Notes

Integrating Creating Shared Value and Corporate Governance

March, 2017 | Director Notes

The Role of the Nomination Committee in Board Independence and Composition in Indian Companies

March, 2017 | Director Notes India

Effect of Gender Diversity on Board Decision-making: Interviews with Board Members and Stakeholders

January, 2017 | Director Notes

Regulation of Related Party Transactions in India

November, 2016 | Director Notes India

A Strategic Cyber-Roadmap for the Board

November, 2016 | Director Notes

How Activist Investors Identify Their Targets

June, 2016 | Director Notes

Corporate Use of Social Media

April, 2016 | Director Notes

Activist Hedge Funds, Golden Leash Special Compensation Arrangements, and Advance Notice Bylaws

December, 2015 | Director Notes

Business Case for Corporate Investment in ESG Practices

July, 2015 | Director Notes

Next Frontier for Boards: Oversight of Risk Culture

June, 2015 | Director Notes

Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does “Difference” Make?

January, 2015 | Director Notes

Navigating the Sustainability Transformation

January, 2015 | Director Notes

Shareholder Proposals on Social and Environmental Issues

December, 2014 | Director Notes

Women on Boards: Beyond Quotas

September, 2014 | Director Notes

Corporate Social Responsibility in India

August, 2014 | Director Notes

Managing Supply Chain Sustainability and Risk

July, 2014 | Director Notes

Interim CEO: Reasonable Choice or Failed Selection?

June, 2014 | Director Notes

Distracted Directors and Firm Value

June, 2014 | Director Notes

Activism of Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman

May, 2014 | Director Notes

Corporate Sustainability in Brazil

May, 2014 | Director Notes

How Do Financial Markets Respond to Corporate Sustainability Disclosure?

April, 2014 | Director Notes

Corporate Governance Practices in US Initial Public Offerings

April, 2014 | Director Notes

Board’s Role in Cybersecurity

March, 2014 | Director Notes

How Well Do Corporate Directors Know Senior Management?

March, 2014 | Director Notes

Developing an Effective Climate Change Strategy

February, 2014 | Director Notes

Impact of Board Dynamics on Shareholder Value Creation

February, 2014 | Director Notes

Trends in Exclusive Forum Bylaws

January, 2014 | Director Notes

Risk Oversight: Evolving Expectations for Boards

January, 2014 | Director Notes

Board Accountability in the Current Governance Landscape

December, 2013 | Director Notes

Fairness Opinions in the Sale of a Company: Context Is Key

November, 2013 | Director Notes

Separation of Ownership from Ownership: Concerns Arising from Institutional Investors as Intermediaries

November, 2013 | Director Notes

Link Between Brand Value and Sustainability

October, 2013 | Director Notes

Global Trends in Board-Shareholder Engagement

October, 2013 | Director Notes

Social Issues in the 2013 Proxy Season

September, 2013 | Director Notes

Driving Real Value with CSR

September, 2013 | Director Notes

Disclosure Lessons from the 2013 Proxy Season

August, 2013 | Director Notes

When Do Shareholders Care About CEO Pay?

August, 2013 | Director Notes

Generating Value for Investors and Society

August, 2013 | Director Notes

Underpinnings of Corporate Governance Approaches and the Shareholder Value Model

July, 2013 | Director Notes

Corporate Culture and ERM

June, 2013 | Director Notes

Sustainability Business Case: A Model for Incorporating Financial Value Drivers

June, 2013 | Director Notes

CEO-Board Chair Separation: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

June, 2013 | Director Notes

Corporate Director Selection and Recruitment: A Matrix

May, 2013 | Director Notes

Risk in the Boardroom

May, 2013 | Director Notes

Communicating Sustainability Leadership The Difficulty of Achieving Differentiation

April, 2013 | Director Notes

Peer Groups Understanding CEO Compensation and a Proposal for a New Approach

April, 2013 | Director Notes

Sustainability in the Boardroom: A 2013 Update

March, 2013 | Director Notes

Potential Cost and Value of ERM

March, 2013 | Director Notes

FCPA Enforcement Trends

February, 2013 | Director Notes

Preparing for a Succession Emergency

February, 2013 | Director Notes

Bar Is Rising on Sustainability Leadership

January, 2013 | Director Notes

Achieving a Successful Annual Meeting

January, 2013 | Director Notes

 Achieving Pay for Performance

December, 2012 | Director Notes

Board Oversight of Management’s Risk Appetite and Tolerance

December, 2012 | Director Notes

Charting a Path to Sustainability Leadership

November, 2012 | Director Notes

Reporting on Corporate Sustainability Performance

October, 2012 | Director Notes

What Do Corporate Directors and Senior Managers Know about Social Media?

October, 2012 | Director Notes

Review of Shareholder Proposals on Environmental Issues

October, 2012 | Director Notes

Defining Pay in Pay for Performance

September, 2012 | Director Notes

When the Debt Incurred in a Cash Merger Causes the Target to Fail: Protecting Target Directors

September, 2012 | Director Notes

Handling a Corporate Crisis

August, 2012 | Director Notes

Strategic Risk Management: A Primer for Directors

July, 2012 | Director Notes

Stakeholder Dialogue in Germany, Italy, and the United States

July, 2012 | Director Notes

Collaboration Between Multistakeholder Standards: A Governance Perspective

June, 2012 | Director Notes

CEO Succession Planning: Current Developments, Shareholder Activism, and Disclosure Practices

June, 2012 | Director Notes

Linking Executive Compensation to Sustainability Performance

May, 2012 | Director Notes

Global Supply Chain Labor Standards

May, 2012 | Director Notes

Women on Boards: Review and Outlook

May, 2012 | Director Notes

Proxy Season 2012: The Year of Pay for Performance

April, 2012 | Director Notes

Communication Patterns of Corporate Social Responsibility within and across Industries

April, 2012 | Director Notes

From Enron To Lehman Brothers: Lessons for Boards From Recent Corporate Governance Failures

March, 2012 | Director Notes

Influence of Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Recommendations on Say-on-Pay Votes and Executive Compensation Decisions

March, 2012 | Director Notes

Financial Reporting Challenges for 2012

February, 2012 | Director Notes

Way Forward: A Primer on Conducting an Independent Investigation

February, 2012 | Director Notes

Corporate Governance Practices for Initial Public Offerings in the United States

January, 2012 | Director Notes

Risk Oversight: Should Your Board Have a Separate Risk Committee?

January, 2012 | Director Notes

Activism and the Move toward Annual Director Elections

December, 2011 | Director Notes

Role of the Board in Accelerating the Adoption of Integrated Reporting

November, 2011 | Director Notes

Revisiting Justifications for Board Diversity

November, 2011 | Director Notes

Role of the Board in Fraud Risk Management

October, 2011 | Director Notes

Excess Pay and the Dodd-Frank Clawback

October, 2011 | Director Notes

Assessing Pay for Performance

October, 2011 | Director Notes

SOP Drives Compensation Program Changes to Enhance Pay/Performance Link

September, 2011 | Director Notes

Making the Business Case for Corporate Philanthropy

August, 2011 | Director Notes

A Closer Look at Negative Say-on-Pay Votes During the 2011 Proxy Season

July, 2011 | Director Notes

Say on Pay in the 2011 Proxy Season: Lessons Learned and Coming Attractions for U.S. Public Companies

July, 2011 | Director Notes

SEC Enforcement Actions against Outside Directors Offer Reminder for Boards

June, 2011 | Director Notes

Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

June, 2011 | Director Notes

Outbound Mergers and Acquisitions by Indian Firms

May, 2011 | Director Notes

Does CEO Education Matter?

May, 2011 | Director Notes

Role of CFOs in Material Accounting Manipulations

May, 2011 | Director Notes

Measuring the Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility

April, 2011 | Director Notes

What Board Members Should Know About Communicating CSR

March, 2011 | Director Notes

Poison Pills in 2011

March, 2011 | Director Notes

Professionalization of Shareholder Activism in France

February, 2011 | Director Notes

Investing in CSR to Enhance Customer Value

February, 2011 | Director Notes

Risk Oversight Practices: Two Success Stories

January, 2011 | Director Notes

Some Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2011

January, 2011 | Director Notes

E-Proxy Reform, Activism, and the Decline in Retail Shareholder Voting

December, 2010 | Director Notes

A Brief Overview of Corporate Governance Reforms in India

December, 2010 | Director Notes

Private Ordering and Proxy Access Rules: The Case for Prompt Attention

December, 2010 | Director Notes

Pay vs. Performance Disclosure: The Case for Prompt Attention

November, 2010 | Director Notes

Preparing for the 2011 Proxy Season

November, 2010 | Director Notes

Corporate Misconduct and the Market for Directorships

November, 2010 | Director Notes

Retaining Former CEOs on the Board

October, 2010 | Director Notes

Risk Oversight Practices: Insights from Corporate Directors

September, 2010 | Director Notes

Compensation-Related Risk and Compensation Consultants

August, 2010 | Director Notes

Board Diversity and Director Qualifications

August, 2010 | Director Notes

Board Leadership Structure

August, 2010 | Director Notes

Role of the Board in Risk Oversight

August, 2010 | Director Notes

Know Your Shareholders: The Use of Cash-Settled Equity Derivatives to Hide Corporate Ownership Interests

July, 2010 | Director Notes

Sustainability in the Boardroom

June, 2010 | Director Notes

Examining the Impact of SEC Guidance Changes on CEO Succession Planning

April, 2010 | Director Notes

Investor Engagement in Europe in the Wake of the Shareholder Rights Directive Implementation

April, 2010 | Director Notes

Directors' Duties under the New SEC Rules on Disclosure Enhancement

February, 2010 | Director Notes

Duty to Monitor under Delaware Law: from Caremark to Citigroup

February, 2010 | Director Notes

From Compliance Governance to Strategic Governance

January, 2010 | Director Notes

Directors’ Duties and the Pursuit of Social Investments

January, 2010 | Director Notes

 

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