On Governance: FAQ on Board Evaluations
July 25 | Denise Kuprionis, President, The Governance Solutions Group, Senior Fellow, ESG Center | Comments (0)
The following FAQ provides a helpful review of the steps needed to evolve the annual board development process.
On Governance: Board Evaluations – Time to Evolve Your Annual Process
July 19 | Denise Kuprionis, President, The Governance Solutions Group, Senior Fellow, ESG Center | Comments (0)
Directors don’t let management “just sit there.” The answer to knowing if your board is effective is having a meaningful board assessment process.
NIRI President: Boards Paying More Attention to IROs
July 10 | ESG Center | Comments (0)
Investor relations executives or officers (IROs) are slowly starting to move on to public company boards and into the C-suite, according to Gary LaBranche, president and CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
On Governance: President Trump’s Executive Order and Shareholder Engagement on Climate Change
July 03 | Nell Minow, Vice Chair, ValueEdge Advisors | Comments (0)
There is a great deal of evidence about the increasing sophistication of the assessments that investors, insurers, and others use in applying ESG indicators to evaluate risk and return. The President’s executive order brings the impact of climate change on retirement investments to the fore.
Report: Director Assessments Are Lacking
July 01 | Rusty O'Kelley, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates | Matteo Tonello, Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
A report by The Conference Board and the ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE finds that some of the largest U.S. companies with well-regarded boards of directors still lack a sophisticated, strategy-driven director performance assessment process.
On Governance: From Across the Atlantic, Guidance for the SEC’s Oversight of Proxy Advisors
June 24 | Bernard Sharfman, Associate Fellow, R Street Institute | Comments (0)
As the United States’ SEC considers regulation of proxy advisors, it could learn from the United Kingdom’s new proxy advisor regulations that are meant to enhance the precision of proxy advisor recommendations.
On Governance: Goldilocks and the Three Sets of Minutes
June 12 | Robert Lamm, Shareholder, Gunster Law Firm, Senior Fellow, ESG Center | Comments (0)
Failing to have good meeting minutes can have serious adverse consequences. Aside from the potential liability and reputational damage associated with a failure to fulfill fiduciary obligations, transactions can be voided, and so on.
On Governance: More Bad News for Boards from the Director Compensation Litigation Front
June 04 | James D. C. Barrall, Senior Fellow in Residence, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law, Senior Fellow, ESG Center | Comments (0)
A Delaware court rejection of Goldman Sachs defendants’ motion to dismiss an excessive compensation claim by a shareholder serves as one more reminder that thoughtful companies should review and consider restructuring their director compensation plans.
On Governance: Political Spending, Climate Change, Board Diversity Hot this Year
May 28 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
So far this proxy season, the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues of corporate political spending disclosure, climate change-related reports, and board diversity have taken center stage.