Governance

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.
bribery

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

How To Build An Active Partnership With Your Board

The CEO may have a more peaceful existence if they can disconnect themselves from the board, but will miss important opportunities, both offensive and defensive.  Why is it often difficult to work with a board and how can the difficulty be turned to advantage?

Sonnenfeld: Uber Investment Deal May Not Mean Smooth Sailing

Uber’s announced investment deal with Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp yesterday indicates that while former CEO Travis Kalanick and Uber investor Benchmark have found some common ground.

What Lessons Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Learned From the Financial Crisis

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein weighs in on the company’s role in the financial crisis, how to improve corporate governance, and dealing with the firm’s reputation in a decidedly anti-business environment in this Q&A with Jeffrey Cunningham.

Extreme Fighting on Uber’s Board

Uber and investor Goldman Sachs have made a proposal to the board that would reduce Kalanick’s voting power, while expanding the power of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in preparation for an initial public offering sometime in the next two years.

With Smith Out, What Must Equifax’s Board Do Next?

For Equifax to turn things around and get back on solid footing with consumers and investors alike, the board will be forced to act in a way that governing bodies usually do not.
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