News Watch2017-04-22T12:01:28+01:00

Rethinking board evaluations: feed-forward

September 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 than how they functioned in [...]

Investor push for human capital reporting

August 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 ten" human capital reporting highlights [...]

Board Lessons: Succeeding With Investors in a Crisis

June 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 the immediate fallout from a [...]

Will the call for mandatory audit firm rotation be renewed?

June 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. For example, KPMG reported that [...]

What companies can learn from Amazon’s shareholder letter

May 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 about half of his letter [...]

These are the 10 tech companies with the most diverse boards

May 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 improvements to be made, a [...]

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

April 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 reports. The practice of sustainability [...]

Board Oversight of Cybersecurity

April 5th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

WilmerHale, 03/26/2018 Cybersecurity is one of the highest priority issues for public company executives and directors. This note shares our views—developed over our involvement in the aftermath of many cybersecurity events as well as counseling [...]

Drafting 10-K Disclosures for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 14th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |, 01/25/2018 Public companies with fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2017, but not fiscal year ends, are beginning to make disclosures showing the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in recently filed Form [...]