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Navigating the Brave New World of Shareholder Activism

A new public database, ProxyMonitor.com, that tracks shareholder proposals among large companies shows distinct patterns in union-driven activism.

James R. Copland Boards of Directors , CEO Compensation March 30 2011

Shareholders Push for “Triple Bottom Line”

Shareholder expectations have evolved, and they’re not just focused on profits. According to an Ernst & Young report, in 2010 most shareholder proposals were resolutions focused on social and environmental issues. And shareholder support of these proposals has increased nine-fold since 2005.

Jennifer Pellet Boards of Directors , Corporate Reputation , Governance/Compliance August 2 2011
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Study Says CEOs Disappoint as Board Members, But Numbers Tell a Different Story

A recent survey suggests that sitting CEOs may actually be less effective directors than non-CEOs, citing the responses of 79 percent of directors who said sitting CEOs were no more effective in the role than non-CEOs.

Jennifer Pellet Boards of Directors , CEO Life , Governance/Compliance December 5 2011
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What’s Your CEO Really Worth?

Why board members should know the value of their CEO.

Theo Vermaelen Boards of Directors March 4 2011
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In Case of Emergency, BREAK GLASS!

Increasingly, when CEOs find themselves in a tough spot, they have come to rely on members of their board to roll up their sleeves and pitch in.

C.J. Prince Boards of Directors , Crisis Management November 23 2009
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Enabling the Risk Intelligent Enterprise

A downturn makes taking risk more daunting than ever—and more necessary.

C.J. Prince Boards of Directors , Governance/Compliance , Risk Management/Insurance February 23 2011
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They’re Backkkkk!

Backed by Dodd-Frank, activists are coming on stronger than ever. With the new Say-on-Pay stipulation, all shareholders will have a voice in the issue of executive compensation (even if they’re not binding). What other issues will you face and how should you deal with them?

William J. Holstein Boards of Directors , Governance/Compliance January 10 2011
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How GLOBAL Is Your Board

How global does it need to be if your customers are around the world?

Russ Banham Boards of Directors , Governance/Compliance November 19 2009

CEO Compensation Report 2011

Do companies really pay for performance? ChiefExecutive explores the questions that board compensation committees and shareholders are asking: how do you link short and long-term pay to performance while neither overpaying nor underpaying the CEO?

Russ Banham Boards of Directors , CEO Compensation , CEO Life , Governance , Governance/Compliance , Governance/Compliance May 17 2011

Preparing for Board Director Retirement: A Customized Approach to Succession Planning

Historically, Board Director Succession Planning has been relegated to a process focused on simply “replacing” a particular individual who is retiring with someone who is most like that particular individual. Although instituted quite frequently, this historical approach ignores three truths that are worth examining.

Mabry Smith III Boards of Directors , CEO Life , Governance/Compliance December 8 2011

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