Boards

How Will Compensation Programs Shift In 2021?

A new report suggests that executive pay programs are misaligned with the company’s purpose and drivers of long-term success. Some takeaways.

The Most Painful Lesson From The SolarWinds Hack

As companies get more sophisticated, hackers are finding new weak spots. Often, that means attacking a company through its suppliers.

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.

Executive Compensation Mistakes: Prioritizing “Fairness”

Certain functions in your business are more important than others—much like some people on your executive team are more important than others. Their compensation should reflect the value of their work.

Blurred Lines Between Business And Society Changing CEO Purpose And Pay Principles

According to a new report, CEOs’ focus is shifting beyond revenue generation to creating long-term value for not just their companies, but for the world around them.

Nasdaq Pushes To Require Board Diversity Starting In 2021

Under the proposed rules, companies would be required to have at least one female director and one director who self identifies as either an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ.

Survey Finds Worker Safety A Board Priority During Covid Crisis

As corporate boards have had to react to multiple crises this year, the safety of stakeholders (including employees, customers and vendors) emerged as the top short-term governance oversight challenge

Dick’s Ed Stack Recalls Gun-Sales Ban: ‘The Only Decision We Could Have Made’

The leader of Dick's Sporting Goods announced he would be stepping down from his role as CEO. In a recent interview, we asked him about his controversial move to end firearms sales. “When you look back at the culture of the company, this is the only decision we could have made."

CEOs For The Future—When The Future Is Now

Leaders need to demonstrate inquisitiveness, agility, humility and an insatiable appetite for learning like no generation before them—and they must be grounded in their own humanity.

How To Walk The Talk Of Stakeholder Capitalism

It’s imperative for CEOs to make concrete steps toward transforming the way they do business — and fast.
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