Boards

Why We Need The Liberal Arts To Achieve Stakeholder Capitalism

Making a stakeholder model effective requires the ability to comprehend multiple points of view based on different ways of valuing things.

What CEOs And Boards Need To Know About Shareholder Activism

Proxy season is coming and no company is immune from activist campaigns. A look at what attracts an activist investor, common activist objectives and how to be prepared for anything.

The GameStop Effect: Risks Of Today’s Market Dynamics

While an escalation the scale of GameStop won’t likely be a common occurrence, this sort of single stock vulnerability is likely here to stay, particularly for small and mid-cap public companies with limited trading float. What CEOs need to know.

You Shouldn’t Need An Actual ‘Black Swan’ To Be Ready For One

One year after leading our companies through unprecedented operational disruption, we can be prepared for next time—no matter what that is.

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.
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