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We’ve all heard the buzz word “digital,” and I am often asked questions about how to analyze and oversee the risks of enterprise-wide digital transformation. While a possible nuisance to the person asking, my first answer tends to be a question. What do you believe it means for your enterprise to become digital? Only once […]
Author: Tony Spinelli
Posted: March 21, 2019, 8:34 pm
As the deadline approaches for submissions to the second annual NACD NXT awards, produced in conjunction with Deloitte, the March/April issue of NACD Directorship magazine features a cover story on why the board of the global gold and copper miner was chosen as the large-cap company winner for diversity and inclusion. Newmont’s 15-year journey to […]
Author: Judy Warner
Posted: March 20, 2019, 6:54 pm
Regulations and taxes greatly influence executive pay design. While the current “typical” program—salary, annual bonus based on financial results, and an annual equity award dominated by performance-based shares—seems as comfortable as an old shoe, it’s an evolving thing that adapts to meet dual goals of incentives and retention. As the election cycle begins to heat […]
Author: Margaret Hylas and Todd Sirras
Posted: March 19, 2019, 12:05 pm
“What’s the board’s role in a data breach?” This was a question posed by one of the director attendees at a recent roundtable event hosted by NACD in partnership with Accenture on how boards can go about building greater cyber resiliency within the organizations they serve. And as a litany of companies have fallen victim […]
Author: Jesse Rhodes
Posted: March 14, 2019, 3:08 pm
As recent events have shown, the pace and scale of cyberattacks continue to grow, as do the financial stakes—revenue losses, recovery expenses, liability costs, and potentially severe regulatory fines are all consequences facing companies. The specter of 2017’s NotPetya event, the most devastating cyber event in history, continues to haunt business leaders: the malware caused […]
Author: Bob Parisi and Christopher Hetner
Posted: March 13, 2019, 6:04 pm
It’s generally accepted that the development of technology is rapidly accelerating. So too has the speed of integration of new technologies into our day-to-day lives. Consider this: since mobile phones were first introduced, it took 12 years before 50 million people had one. In contrast, it took Facebook only 2 years since its debut to […]
Author: Jesse Rhodes
Posted: March 12, 2019, 8:05 pm
Much has been written, and important insights shared, on cybersecurity. The threat landscape continues to evolve, and the topic remains significant in the boardroom. To gain fresh perspectives on this important area, Protiviti met with 20 active directors during a dinner roundtable at a December 2018 NACD event to discuss their experiences. Here are some […]
Author: Jim DeLoach
Posted: March 7, 2019, 9:13 am
Not all pay equity analyses are created equal. Why the old model is putting your company at risk.
Author: Zev Eigen
Posted: March 5, 2019, 6:38 pm
It’s no secret to engaged corporate boards that the mainstream investor community is increasingly attuned to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. What may be less obvious is what that means, exactly. Many directors are likely to think, “We already have a corporate social responsibility program in place, so we’re covered.” If that sounds like […]
Author: Robert B. Hirth
Posted: February 27, 2019, 9:28 am
Companies can no longer view sexual harassment flippantly—as just another human resources headache. Mishandling of sexual harassment complaints goes to the heart of the public’s perception of the company, directly impacting the bottom line. For instance, the Alphabet board of directors was sued last month for their handling of sexual harassment complaints at Google. State […]
Author: Audrey Ingram, Michael Mann, and Jamie Schafer
Posted: February 25, 2019, 3:24 pm