Corporate Governance Center Publications

2017

  1. Global Economic Outlook 2018: Europe: Preparing for Slower Growth

    November 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Most economies in Europe are enjoying robust growth momentum, with consumer spending in the driving seat. This may well continue into the first half of 2018, though we expect a gradual move toward slower trend growth.

  2. Driving Digital Transformation: Why Culture and Structure Matter/CEO Summary

    October 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Digital transformation means culture change. Read how L’Oréal, Travelex, Haier, GE, and other early adopters of digital transformation have cultivated risk-taking, experimentation, and openness to outsiders to stay ahead of new technologies and business models.

  3. State of Digital and Social Media Risk Management

    October 2017 | Research Report

    Although digital governance teams and Digital Centers of Excellence are becoming common oversight structures, most do not yet have fully optimized, managed, and resourced processes and programs to manage new and growing types of digital and social media risks.

  4. Environmental and Social Proposals in the 2017 Proxy Season

    October 2017 | Director Notes

    The volume of environmental and social proposals at Russell 3000 companies has consistently gone up in the past five years.

  5. Shareholder Voting Analytics (2014-2016): India Edition

    September 2017 | Research Report

    Shareholder Voting Analytics (2014-2016): India Edition reviews proxy voting data of companies that held their annual general meeting (AGM) between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016 and at the time of their AGM, were in the S&P BSE 500 index and/or the NIFTY 500 index. 

  6. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    September 2017 | Key Business Issues

    With the aim of fostering a common understanding among market participants, we ask different types of stakeholders to consider how the role of the director has evolved, what the current range of expectations is, and where gaps in understanding have resulted in conflict.

  7. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Active Investors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    September 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Active short-term investors see the job of a corporate director as one that is defined and dictated by the struggle between director primacy and shareholder primacy.

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

    August 2017 | Director Notes

    The power balance between the CEO and the board largely determines how and whether a lead independent director is appointed as well as what effect the appointment has on firm performance and the likelihood of CEO/chair separation.

  9. CEO and Executive Compensation Practices: 2017 Edition

    August 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Total CEO compensation in the Russell 3000 increased for the seventh consecutive year. The 2016 median total of $3,843,380 was 5.9 percent higher than in 2015 and 54.8 percent higher than in 2010. 

  10. Softening Internal Structure: Case Studies from L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    Case studies highlight how L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier have changed their internal structures to drive digital transformation.