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WASHINGTON, April 02, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today announced that it will offer a new certification program that will affirm one’s knowledge to serve as a corporate director and advance NACD’s mission to elevate the profession of directorship. The voluntary program, entitled the NACD Certification of Professional DirectorshipTM, will launch in October 2019.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2019 -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members, in collaboration with Deloitte, and supported by CACI, Heidrick & Struggles, Semler Brossy, and USAA, today announced the winners of its second annual NACD NXT™ Recognition Awards, chosen from 40 boards nominated for their excellence in utilizing board diversity and innovation as a strategy for building long-term value for their companies.
No, it doesn’t mean that the Bard of Fourth Street has become a governance consultant. Nor does it suggest that the board must accommodate a voice of protest in its mix. But it does speak to significant new developments affecting board composition that provide important guidance to the nominating committee.
BOSTON — It's nice work if you can get it. The average annual compensation for non-executive directors at S&P 500 companies rose 2 percent to $304,856 last year, topping $300,000 for the first time and 43 percent higher than it was 10 years ago, according to a new report released by executive headhunters Spencer Stuart.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members, today issued its annual call for nominations for the 2020 NACD Directorship 100. Honors are comprised of the B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award, Director of the Year, and the Directorship 100. This year, the Director of the Year honor will be expanded from one to three categories to recognize excellence on public, private, and nonprofit boards.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today released its 2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters, an annual road map to guide corporate directors and senior executives as they confront business and governance issues throughout the coming year.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today released the 2019–2020 NACD Public Company Governance Survey, the only survey of its kind that provides an overview of the current state of the American boardroom. The report offers detailed insights into governance attributes and practices, including director priorities and trends, board size and structure, board composition, and key oversight practices.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2019 – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today announced that Liane Pelletier is joining the NACD board of directors, effective January 1, 2020. A seasoned public-company director, Pelletier has significant experience transforming strategies, driving continuous improvement, leading operations shaped by heavy regulations, and directing companies with a global presence across a variety of industries.
Today employee experience company Limeade announced its prediction for the exploding employee experience market in 2020: a shift toward technologies that help companies show their employees that they care.
The CEO of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon, told CNBC Thursday that starting this year, his investment bank would refuse to help companies go public “unless there’s at least one diverse board candidate, with a focus on women.” He noted the nearly 60 companies in the U.S. and Europe that have gone public in recent years with all-male boards and said companies with at least one woman director perform “significantly better.”
(January 21, 2020) - In the absence of a government mandate but the presence of investor pressure, U.S. public companies are navigating an array of private options to guide what sustainability information they report publicly. Now, the world's largest asset manager has publicly and definitively picked a side — or two.
(January 17, 2020) - When the head of the world's largest asset management firm announced that he expects companies to consider their business in the context of climate change and that sustainable investments are the way forward, he added to mounting pressures on corporations to address environmental, social, and governance issues, experts and investor advocates said.