What is the Nominating and Governance Committee looking for?

By |2019-03-05T09:39:48-05:00November 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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Labrador and EY publish new Corporate Governance report

By |2019-03-05T09:39:48-05:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

Broad progress by European companies on governance, transparency and other stakeholder priorities is reported in the 2018 Corporate Governance Overview, being published this month by Labrador and EY. The report [...]

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Client Interview: Answering the “why?”

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13-05:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Lab Insight|Tags: , , , |

An increasing number of companies now see their proxy statements as another important tool for communicating with shareholders and are taking steps to revitalize them. We talked with Adam Kramer, [...]

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Investor push for human capital reporting

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13-05:00August 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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Will the call for mandatory audit firm rotation be renewed?

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13-05:00June 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 |2019-03-05T09:40:13-05:00May 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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Keep Climbing: Boardroom Summit speakers urge improvements

By |2019-03-05T09:40:14-05:00May 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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High-risk, high-profile issues approaching

By |2019-03-05T09:40:14-05:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

As large, mainstream asset managers continue to take increasingly vocal positions on environmental and social issues, two high-profile topics appear likely to appear on more and more company boards’ agendas: [...]

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Board Oversight of Cybersecurity

By |2019-03-05T09:40:33-05:00April 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 [...]

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