Governance

Harvard’s Public Health Dean On How Boards Can Battle Covid

Business has been essential in combatting the illness—and will continue to be for as long as the threat remains. Smart advice for the tough months to come.

The Board’s Role In Change Management

In recent months, the Covid-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and significant social unrest have combined to bring waves of change not seen in more than a century. To assess the potential fallout for public companies, Corporate Board Member Institute and RSM US LLP convened a small group of board members to share their experiences helping their executive teams focus on appropriate courses of action. Some takeaways.

Oracle Lack Of Diversity Lawsuit Could Have Larger Implications

If the court finds that companies can face significant financial damages for making unfounded claims about human capital management decisions, it will heighten boards' level of accountability.

Tesla’s Chair Vote: A Test For Stakeholder Capitalism?

Shareholders will have to decide if the board chair deserves ouster for poor governance practices—or a vote of confidence for guiding the company to outsized share price appreciation.

Boards Face Worker Safety Issues As Nation Reopens

As pressure mounts for companies to end business shutdowns and begin operating as close to normal as possible, directors need to be aware of their risk.

ESG Disclosure Best Practices May Be Emerging

Boards have known for some time that investors want to see ESG progress, but standards for communicating efforts have been lacking. That may be changing.
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Bribery for Beginners: Acting Ethically In Unethical Places

Fred Davidson was stifling in the unbearable heat that midsummer’s day in 2002. Temperatures in the corrugated steel warehouse late that evening hovered around...

Elon Musk Shows Us Great Isn’t Always Easy

Tesla’s annual meeting taught the corporate governance community that shareholder independence is alive and well.

Good Governance Has A Way Of Growing On You

Good governance is not about optics it’s about protocols and practices that are so embedded in a board’s culture that they can be communicated with the same ease as a company’s vision, strategy and metrics. 

Asleep At The Wheel: What Tesla’s Board Musk Do Now

Elon Musk is at odds with the SEC again. What’s Tesla’s board to do? For starters they should wake up, switch off the cruise control and brace for impact
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CEO Optimism Falls To 12-Month Low In October

Chief Executive’s latest reading of CEO sentiment shows growing number of CEOs disillusioned with short-term economic recovery, as list of issues disrupting business continues to grow.