Publications

2016

  1. Handbook on Corporate Governance in India: Legal Standards and Board Practices

    January 2016 | Research Report

    Recently introduced legal requirements are explained in light of the specific characteristics of India’s business ownership structures and put into the historical context of corporate governance reforms in the country.

2015

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

    December 2015 | Director Notes

    This report discusses recent cases highlighting activist efforts to replace directors at target companies.

  2. Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure (Second Edition)

    November 2015 | Research Report

    This report provides companies with information to more easily assess the range of issues related to political activity and disclosure and to determine the best course of action for their businesses.

  3. Is Short-Term Behavior Jeopardizing the Future Prosperity of Business? (CLO Strategic Implications)

    October 2015 | Key Business Issues

    By looking at governance structures through the lens of sustainable value creation, chief legal officers can support an optimal balance between delivering performance today and investing for tomorrow.

  4. Is Short-Term Behavior Jeopardizing the Future Prosperity of Business? (CHRO Strategic Implications)

    October 2015 | Key Business Issues

    CHROs can partner with CFOs to ensure that stock buybacks to offset dilution are part of a capital allocation plan that also takes into account investments in people, facilities, and strategic growth projects.

  5. Is Short-Term Behavior Jeopardizing the Future Prosperity of Business? (CFO Strategic Implications)

    October 2015 | Key Business Issues

    CFOs can help their organizations develop a plan that balances long-term value creation and short-term fiscal concerns. One way is to ensure the company is effectively communicating its long-term strategy and performance to stakeholders.

  6. Is Short-Term Behavior Jeopardizing the Future Prosperity of Business?

    October 2015 | Key Business Issues

    A focus on short-term performance may come at the expense of sustainable value creation. Business leaders need to examine whether current governance structures are jeopardizing long-term performance and consider making adjustments.

  7. Is Short-Term Behavior Jeopardizing the Future Prosperity of Business? (CEO Strategic Implications)

    October 2015 | Key Business Issues

    A focus on short-term performance may come at the expense of sustainable value creation. Business leaders need to examine whether current governance structures are jeopardizing long-term performance and consider making adjustments.

  8. Emerging Practices in Cyber Risk Governance

    October 2015 | Key Business Issues

    This report explores the lessons of the massive cyber hacks of Target, JP Morgan Chase, Anthem, and Sony and outlines best practices for proactive cyber risk governance.

  9. CEO and Executive Compensation Practices: 2015 Edition

    August 2015 | Key Findings

    Total CEO compensation continues to grow, fueled by pension value adjustments, stock market performance, and peer pressure. In 2014, it soared 11.9 percent from 2013 and 34.7 percent from 2010.