Rethinking board evaluations: feed-forward

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

RHR International Consultants, 8/7/18 Instead of asking directors to provide feedback, why not provide feed-forward? Directors can answer how they think they can function more effectively in the future rather [...]

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California pushes for women on boards

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Wall Street Journal, 8/29/18 Several European countries have adopted gender mandates over the past few years. In the US, the California mandate could fuel more regulations throughout the country. Some [...]

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Investor push for human capital reporting

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: News Watch, Unclassified|Tags: , , |

Corporate Board Member, 07/13/2018 In a recent article by Dan Bigman, Editor and Chief Content Officer of Chief Executive Group, he outlines Ning Chiu's, Counsel, Davis, Polk & Wardell, "top [...]

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Board Lessons: Succeeding With Investors in a Crisis

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

Bloomberg Law, 05/21/2018 Each year, a small number of companies confront crisis-level events that draw high-profile scrutiny from a range of stakeholders. A well-executed emergency response plan can help limit [...]

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Will the call for mandatory audit firm rotation be renewed?

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Cooley PubCo, 5/22/2018 Starting in 2018, new rules required disclosure of auditor tenure in audit reports. (See this PubCo post.) And, for some companies, those tenures can stretch over a century. [...]

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What companies can learn from Amazon’s shareholder letter

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

IR Magazine, April 26, 2018 By any measure, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ 4,300-word annual letter to shareowners, which was released last week, is a long document. But Bezos only devotes [...]

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These are the 10 tech companies with the most diverse boards

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

CNBC, April 26, 2018 In the struggle to achieve representative boards, some companies are pulling ahead. For years, the tech industry has grappled with issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. And while there are still [...]

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G&A Institute Research Results: 85% of the S&P 500® Index Companies Published Sustainability / Responsibility / CR / Citizenship Reports in 2017

By |2019-03-05T09:40:14+02:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

Governance & Accountability Institute, 03/26/2018 Louis Coppola, EVP of G&A Institute who designs and manages the analysis, notes:  “Entering 2018, just 15% of the S&P 500 declined to publish sustainability [...]

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