Despite the media attention on issues of diversity, the pace of progress around diversity in corporate boardrooms remains challenging. Half—49.5 percent—of United States boards in the U.S. Russell 3000 Index currently have two or more female directors, but only 17 percent of the total of boardroom seats on the Index are held by women.
This is the latest edition of an ongoing series exclusive to the Business Journal from the National Association of Corporate Directors New England chapter, offering a preview of a panel on proxies and disclosures.
The cyber risk landscape is quickly evolving and cyber breaches are becoming increasingly common. Organizations have been slow to catch up with the new threat landscape. The fastest growing threats today are coming from outside the network — digital and social media and third party vendors. Yet organizations are still organized to focus primarily on more traditional IT security risk management They are not updating their processes and policies or investing in tools and technologies to comprehensively address the latest and fastest growing threats. As the cyber risk landscape evolves, cyber risk management must evolve as well to truly ensure security, privacy and data protection. In addition, the public’s awareness of the importance of digital risk management and attention to how companies handle data and privacy is increasing. Digital risk management can affect consumer trust, customer loyalty and even shareholder value.
Every organization in operation today faces a barrage of risks – from cyberattacks aimed at stealing data to geopolitical threats that could disrupt operations.
Palantir is among the world’s most richly valued and most powerful tech startups, after spending 15 years on the private markets and amassing more than $2 billion in funding. It’s also one of the most hotly anticipated IPOs of this year. But while the data-mining company has told some investors it could go public in the second half of 2019, that now appears unlikely, according to people familiar with the company, who say that next year is a more realistic date.
Just how much are companies struggling to get a handle on cybersecurity risks and digital disruption? According to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)’s “2019 Governance Outlook,” boards are uneasy about the various digital risks their organizations face. The report is designed to provide leadership with a picture of the business landscape, and as you might expect, regulations, cybersecurity risks and disruptive technology feature prominently in the list of concerns.
“Diversity” in business means variance in gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability and experience. Few goals are more discussed, and yet so unachieved, as diversity on corporate boards of directors. Statistics published this spring by the National Association of Corporate Directors are depressing.
JOHANNESBURG – Helping the organisation to strike a balance between risk and reward is arguably one of the governing body’s most difficult tasks – but also one of its most vital contributions to long-term sustainability.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, today announced that its Board of Directors is one of 41 boards spanning the range of company sizes and industries that have been nominated for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) NXT™ recognition. This recognition, part of the NACD NXT initiative, applauds exemplary board leadership practices that promote greater diversity and inclusion, ultimately fostering long-term value creation.
Baltimore, MD, May 20, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Canal Group today announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Kevin A. Hollins, Chief Executive Officer as an NACD Governance 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.