NACD in the News

NACD in the News

  • The Resilience Of Business Will Hasten The Return Of American Exceptionalism

    Now that some states are beginning to reopen, corporate leaders are consumed with stabilizing their businesses and regaining the confidence of their customers and employees. These are critical tasks. How leaders perform those tasks—the tone they set, the steps they take, the messages that they send—can not only help restart the economy, but also help heal a wounded national spirit.

  • Donald Rumsfeld, The Pandemic And The Limits Of Enterprise Risk Management

    With the reopening of the economy, the pandemic “blame game” has begun. If fingers begin pointing at corporate directors, the famous risk observations of Donald Rumsfeld may offer a valuable resource.

  • 5 Risk Management Mistakes CISOs Still Make

    With the reopening of the economy, the pandemic “blame game” has begun. If fingers begin pointing at corporate directors, the famous risk observations of Donald Rumsfeld may offer a valuable resource.

  • Donald Rumsfeld, The Pandemic And The Limits Of Enterprise Risk Management

    With the reopening of the economy, the pandemic “blame game” has begun. If fingers begin pointing at corporate directors, the famous risk observations of Donald Rumsfeld may offer a valuable resource.

  • Corporate Boards Slammed by Coronavirus Rethink Risk Planning

    More remote work and better crisis communications. Less dependence on a single supplier and fewer in-person board meetings. Those are just some of the ways companies and their boards are likely to change how they operate as the coronavirus pandemic puts pressure on crisis planning. Crisis preparedness is getting more attention among directors, who say they hadn’t done enough contingency planning before the Covid-19 virus outbreak

  • Coronavirus Could Forever Change Corporate Annual Meetings

    Google workers left parent company Alphabet Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting one by one, walking into the Silicon Valley summer heat to address a band of sign-wielding protesters who greeted them with cheers and approving chants. The employees had introduced shareholder proposals at investors’ request, giving them the spotlight to speak directly to Alphabet’s board and management including Google’s founders.

  • BlackRock's Cameron says COVID-19 tests firms' decision making

    Ray Cameron, BlackRock Inc.’s head of investment stewardship for the Americas, said companies’ ability to balance long-term needs in decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic will be telling.

  • Boards Must Help Shape Workforce Culture & Safety As The Economy Re-Opens

    Corporate efforts to re-open their business locations will benefit from close board oversight of workforce health and safety as they are affected by developing pandemic conditions.

  • Restarting The Economy And Board Oversight Of Business Resiliency

    As pandemic focus expands to include the reopening of the economy, board attention may now pivot to its unique oversight obligation for business resiliency. This is especially the case given new federal “Opening Up America” guidelines under which states may choose to reopen businesses, as well as schools and day-to-day activities. Resiliency is a critical board obligation under the circumstances, but one that nevertheless should be exercised with particular discretion to avoid unnecessary conflict with management.

  • Lessons On Corporate Governance From The USS Theodore Roosevelt

    The controversy surrounding the USS Theodore Roosevelt has been something of a media soap opera, involving an extraordinary mix of issues concerning public health, national security, politics and military tradition. The story evolves on a daily basis and, as with many controversies, the real facts seem somewhat elusive. Frustrating to the participants, to the casual observer it’s nearly as confusing as it is fascinating. And it’s not over yet.