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04 Feb. 2021 | Comments (0)

John Wilcox, Chairman Emeritus at Morrow Sodali, is one of the most recognized and respected figures in corporate governance in the world.  In his book, The Evolution of Corporate Governance, he provides a real-time picture of how governance evolved over the years through a collection of essays and articles he has written during his distinguished career.

In this podcast, John and Paul Washington, Executive Director of The Conference Board ESG Center, discuss the past, present, and future of corporate governance, including John’s suggestions for companies in tackling some of the most pressing issues boards face today, such as creating an annual “Director’s Discussion & Analysis”; restricting corporate political spending; establishing a separate HCM board committee; recognizing the alignment between shareholders’ and stakeholders’ interests; and taking a holistic approach to corporate communication that goes beyond legal compliance. 


Additional resources:


Brave New World: Creating Long-Term Value through Human Capital Management and Disclosure

Even Higher Expectations in a Post-2020 World: How Organizations Engage with Social Change

Even Higher Expectations in a Post-2020 World: How Organizations Engage with Social Change

Corporate Board Practices in the Russell 3000 and S&P 500: 2020 Edition

Board Effectiveness: A Survey of the C-suite


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