Director FAQs and Essentials

Risk Oversight Sexual Misconduct FAQ

By NACD Staff


Culture Oversight Ethics

In brief: The movement that began in 2017 for victims to openly share their experiences as victims of sexual harassment, known as the #MeToo movement on social media, has called attention to the prevalence of workplace sexual misconduct. Corporations have had to clean house, in many cases firing individuals in the top levels of leadership in government, business, academia, and the nonprofit sector.

The movement has broad implications for corporations and their boards, which oversee risk and culture at the organization. This memo offers board-level guidance on strengthening oversight of this important issue.

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