Executive Pay – Metrics Beyond the Numbers

By |2019-03-05T09:39:47+02:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , , |

Semler Brossy, December 11, 2018 Companies are starting to implement strategic metrics that incentivize investments in the business which should lead to long-term growth. These goals need to be treated [...]

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What is the Nominating and Governance Committee looking for?

By |2019-03-05T09:39:48+02:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , |

SpencerStuart, 2018 According to SpencerStuart's survey of 177 nominating/governance committee members, the top trends and priorities are: Recruiting profiles: 62% women, 49% active CEO/COO, 48% technology experience 66% considered or [...]

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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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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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Keep Climbing: Boardroom Summit speakers urge improvements

By |2019-03-05T09:40:14+02:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Increasing Board visits to company sites, considering new approaches to evaluating risk and improving transparency on compensation, governance and sustainability. These were among the many insights offered by speakers at [...]

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Carl Icahn will nominate four directors to Xerox board

By |2019-03-05T09:40:33+02:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Fortune.com, 12/11/2017 Xerox announced that activist investor Carl Icahn's organization will nominate four directors at its annual shareholder meeting in 2018. Former Icahn Capital managing director Jonathan Christodoro resigned from Xerox's [...]

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UK corporate governance code changes to hit dozens of chairmen

By |2019-03-05T09:40:34+02:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

Financial Times, 12/11/2017 (subscription required) The proposed rules, set out in the UK's revised corporate governance code last week, state for the first time that chairmen should step down from [...]

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CEO Succession Practices: 2017 Edition

By |2019-03-05T09:40:49+02:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , |

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, 07/31/2017 In particular, last year the CEO of poorly performing companies had a 40% higher probability of being replaced than in 2015, and [...]

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Balancing Board Experience and Expertise

By |2019-03-05T09:40:49+02:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, 07/28/2017 One criticism frequently leveled against boards of directors is that when it comes to filling vacant board seats, they don't cast the [...]

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