Director FAQs and Essentials

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest FAQ

By NACD Staff


Compliance Ethics Director FAQ

In brief: Directors of all company types (public, private, and nonprofit) are bound by the fiduciary duty of loyalty to act in the best interests of the corporation and its shareholders. This means avoiding all business matters involving a party with which they are affiliated, whether the relationship is financial or personal.

This memo provides guidance on what constitutes a conflict of interest, including information on related-party transactions and interlocking directorates.This resource can help your board

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