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Author: Henry Stoever
Posted: July 20, 2018, 1:54 pm
The confluence of two unprecedented trends are beginning to impact organizations: aging workers, and the displacement of labor by intelligent systems. Boards need to work with management and human resources teams to factor these trends into talent planning strategies to offset potential risks and optimize the opportunities to ensure the organization has the labor force […]
Author: Patty Sung
Posted: July 19, 2018, 6:00 pm
Should boards have broader policies for triggering clawbacks when corporate harm is demonstrated?
Author: Seymour Burchman, Kathryn Neel, and Olivia Voorhis
Posted: July 17, 2018, 8:21 pm
Blockchain—a distributed ledger technology—has sparked intense interest across various industries, as it’s predicted to influence businesses that rely on contracts, transactions, and/or records. In fact, International Data Corp. expects corporate investments in this technology to reach as much as $2.1 billion this year—up from $945 million in 2017. At the NACD Risk Oversight Advisory Council’s […]
Author: Stessy Mezeu
Posted: July 13, 2018, 9:05 pm
While wearing a lot of oversight hats, the audit committee often interfaces with different members of the management team. It may be challenging for those members of management to present to the board, especially since some of these individuals may only have a handful of opportunities to do so each year. And there is a […]
Author: Paula Loop
Posted: July 11, 2018, 2:57 pm
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series exploring the board’s role in corporate resilience. Resilient companies produce impressive results. They have shown positive earnings and sales growth during recessionary years, improved their corporate image by effective strategic responses to natural disasters, raised dividends for several consecutive decades, and won back market share against […]
Author: Linton Wells II
Posted: July 10, 2018, 4:22 pm
The so-called war for talent has been waged and chronicled for so long that reference to it has become trite, but the battles continue in earnest. A top risk for many years, the conflict has become increasingly complex and even more competitive as demographics shift, new technological capabilities emerge, and the pool of needed talent […]
Author: Jim DeLoach
Posted: July 3, 2018, 6:36 pm
Compensation for directors continues its slow and steady upward creep, but not everything is expected to be business as usual over the next couple of years. The 2017–2018 Director Compensation Report—the 19th annual report on board pay authored by the compensation consulting firm Pearl Meyer and published by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)—finds […]
Author: Ashley Marchand Orme
Posted: June 28, 2018, 3:09 pm
Investors, legislators, and director peers around the world notice that diversity and inclusion practices are slow to be adopted. While adopting diversity from the highest level of the company appears as a challenge for some boards, it is one worth overcoming. Enter Anna Catalano, a respected director and champion of greater inclusion of people of […]
Author: NACD Editors
Posted: June 26, 2018, 1:36 pm
In the 2017–2018 NACD Public Company Governance Survey, 22 percent of corporate directors said they were either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the quality of cybersecurity information provided by management. We’re not surprised. In most cases, management still reports on cybersecurity with imprecise scorecards like red-yellow-green “heat maps,” security “maturity ratings,” and highly technical data […]
Author: Jack Jones and James Lam
Posted: June 22, 2018, 5:46 pm