How Boards Can Promote a New Leadership Model for Companies
December 18 | Seymour Burchman, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group | Blair Jones, Managing Director, Semler Brossy Consulting Group | Comments (0)
Boards are under increased pressure to better invest in the human capital of their companies. Directors now need to work with management in defining the key attributes of their future leadership team – not just to develop the right talent for their decision-makers, but to make sure that talent stays with the organization. This guest blog post by Seymour Burchman and Blair Jones contends that it’s all about building the team that can best support the company’s mission in the face of disruption.
For Regulation FD, Is There Life After 20?
October 28 | Alan Oshiki, Executive Vice President, Abernathy MacGregor | Comments (0)
The earnings game may be over, for good. A lot of companies are withdrawing earnings guidance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. And some executives predict it won’t return.
Why Company Directors Should Use Social Media
September 08 | Elizabeth Richards, Head of Corporate Governance, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) | Comments (0)
In its most recent Connect and Reflect report, “Why Company Directors Should Use Social Media,” The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) describes the benefits of social media for directors and offers practical guidance about how to make a start.
Richard Parsons, Former CEO of Time Warner Inc., Reflects on the Role of Corporations in Society
September 07 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Richard Parsons, a Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners as well as the former Chairman of Citigroup and Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Inc., recently joined our CEO Forum on Building a More Civil & Just Society. In our interview, we discussed the evolving role of public corporations and practical suggestions about making concrete progress in advancing both inclusion and equity in our society.
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on How Corporations Can Help Drive Social Change
September 04 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In this interview, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, reflects on the death of George Floyd, the uprisings that have spread across America as a result, and the role of public corporations in fostering diversity and inclusion and driving social change.
13F proposal — the SEC can (and should) do better
August 26 | Robert Lamm, Shareholder, Gunster Law Firm, ESG Center Fellow | Comments (0)
The SEC’s proposal to “fix” Form 13F – the form on which large investment managers report their equity holdings of public companies – could have a significant impact on companies being aware of, as well responding to and engaging with, activist investors – especially at relatively smaller companies, which are are increasingly susceptible to activism.
Q&A with Nicole Anderson, President of the AT&T Foundation and AVP, Corporate Social Responsibility
August 26 | Lindsay Beltzer, Program Manager, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In this interview, Nicole Anderson, President of the AT&T Foundation and AVP, Corporate Social Responsibility, discusses AT&T’s response to COVID-19, including why company the reaffirmed its commitment to distant learning and the importance of building upon your existing network, partners, and core competencies to deploy resources quickly and effectively in a time of crisis.
Executive Compensation: What to consider in preparing for 2021
August 14 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
As companies prepare for their compensation committees to make year-end decisions on 2020 incentive plan payouts, and design their programs for 2021, we expect they will proceed with an extra degree of care. Next year may not be a time for immediate major shifts in executive compensation, but for deeper analysis and dialogue that could lead to fundamental changes.
Reopen Ready: Managing Governance and Legal Risks in the New Normal(s)
July 24 | Paul Washington, Executive Director, ESG Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
As government restrictions on business are being lifted across the U.S. and worldwide, the reopening process will vary by industry, geography, and type of workforce – and is unlikely to proceed in a straight line. This blog provides key governance and legal considerations for companies and their boards as businesses return to the office, and the economy “reopens.”