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January 28, 2018

Corporate Sustainability Officers: Looking for a Seat at the Table

Chief Sustainability Officers (CSO) are relative newcomers to the corporate world. Their role has emerged in the last 20 or so years as it became clear that companies were expected to address their impact and share responsibility in solving some of the world’s biggest problems. As newcomers, many are still trying to get on the radar of their CEOs and boards, lacking a champion to help pave the way.

January 26, 2018

Superior Industries Announces Ellen B. Richstone, Board Director, is Recognized as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Superior Industries International, Inc. (“Superior”) (NYSE:SUP), one of the world’s leading aluminum wheel suppliers for OEMs and the European aftermarket, today announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) recently recognized Ellen B. Richstone, Board Director and Audit Committee Chair of Superior, as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellows, who earn NACD Fellowship – The Gold Standard Director Credential® – stand within the highest echelon of those committed to excellence in the boardroom.

January 25, 2018

Peapack-Gladstone Financial (PGC) Appoints Steven Kass to Board

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC) announces the appointment of Steven A. Kass to the Board of Directors of the Company and of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, effective January 25, 2018. Mr. Kass is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Rothstein Kass and former senior partner of KPMG, the firm that acquired Rothstein Kass in 2016.

January 25, 2018

The Morning Download: A Corporate Director Toured Consumer Electronics Show and Left With More Global View

Good morning. Over the course of two days and 17 miles, corporate director Liane Pelletier toured the massive Consumer Electronics Show early this month in Las Vegas. Amid the self-driving car prototypes and the blow-my-mind TVs, she came away with a deeper sense of how innovation works and what it means for business.

January 25, 2018

DTN Names Jerre Stead and Sheryl von Blucher as Co-CEOs

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DTN, an independent source of insight and analysis, and decision-support solutions to customers worldwide in agriculture, energy, commodity and financial analytics, and weather-sensitive industries, has announced that DTN Executive Chairman Jerre Stead and DTN Board Member Sheryl von Blucher have been named co-chief executive officers of the company. They replace former CEO Kip Pendleton, who left the company for personal reasons.

January 19, 2018

TOP OF MIND: What directors are thinking

TANUJA DEHNE, DIRECTOR: Advanced Disposal Services, Granite Point Mortgage Trust “Corporate sustainability is becoming part of the boardroom dialogue. What keeps me up at night is the plodding pace — climate action requires a greater sense of urgency and prioritization if we are to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. I have been focusing on how corporate governance can be a catalyst for climate action in my roles as a public company director and as senior advisor for The B Team, a nongovernmental organization focused on mobilizing global leaders to drive a better way of doing business for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

January 19, 2018

SURVIVAL GUIDE: How Barbara Duganier prepares for board meetings

At any one time Barbara Duganier is on several public boards and a few nonprofit boards, so being prepared is critical for her.

January 18, 2018

Why the most valuable companies bring women to boards

Q. Describe the current state of ‘women on boards of directors’. The average proportion of women directors on the boards of S&P 1500 firms has steadily increased from 7% in 1998 to 16% in 2015. Nevertheless, women are still significantly underrepresented, given that 47% of the U.S. work force consists of women. As of 2015, about 17% of S&P 1500 boards still have no women directors and 35% have only one woman director. The lack of gender diversity becomes more severe in smaller firms.

January 17, 2018

David Satler Joins Korn Ferry As Senior Client Partner

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today announced that David Satler has joined the firm as a senior client partner in the financial services practice. He will be based in the New York City office.

January 16, 2018

Nelson Peltz Is Betting Big On Eight Stocks

Nelson Peltz is an investor, businessman and founding partner of Trian Fund Management.

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