Boards

Companies Need To Take A Clean Sheet Approach To ESG

How can incumbent, asset-intensive industries—that is, not the AllBirds, Patagonia or Whole Foods of the world—actually make ESG a strategic priority that drives value and competitive differentiation?

Challenged By Activists, Kohl’s Uses Active Communication

Proactive strategies have convinced investors to scale back the number of board members they want to replace, from nine to five.

Reinvent, Don’t Revert: Measuring Executive Performance In 2021

In designing executive pay strategy for an uncertain 2021, CEOs and boards must reconcile their recent compensation adjustments with both new and lingering pressures for change.

Stakeholder Capitalism’s Forgotten Stakeholder

If boards really want to make progress on ESG issues—not just for their companies but for society—they need to remember they can’t do it alone.

Advice From Google On How The Board Can Help With Digital Transformation

The companies that evolve to become digital leaders while simultaneously increasing cash flow, minimizing risk to their business model, and delighting customers prioritize these three things.

A Wrong Poison Pill

Delaware Court invalidates Williams’ Poison Pill and finds that Williams’ board has breached its fiduciary duties. What directors and CEOs need to know.

Why D&I Will Be A Critical Part Of Your ESG reporting

With proxy season approaching, companies need to get a handle on their ESG reporting, and more specifically, the D&I component, which will be under a sharp microscope. Three leading practices to get it right.

Beyond Bezos: Nine Challenges Facing Andy Jassy

Following a superstar founder is never easy, but Amazon's new CEO also has a full plate of major strategic problems to solve when he takes over later this year.

Measuring Innovation For Resilience And Sustainable Performance

For most companies, meaningful innovation measurement requires a balance between activity- and outcome-based metrics. Focus on these five categories.

To Restore Faith In Business, Think Of Your Employees As Allies

Rebuilding trust in business will require us to revisit the fundamentals—and the scaffolding that keeps shareholder-centric thinking and profit-maximizing in place.
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