CEO Activism: What's the Board's Role?

In brief: Building upon guidance related to corporate social and political speech provided in NACD's report, The Future of the American Board: A Framework for Governing into the Future, NACD is further exploring the board's role in the new territory of "CEO Activism" in this publication.

This resource can help directors and management to

  • establish the board's role and level of involvement in addressing social and political issues, and
  • develop a proactive approach when determining whether the organization will take action in regard to social and political issues.

Most relevant audiences: lead directors and/or chairs, CEOs, general counsel, risk committee chairs and members, audit committee chairs and members, nominating and governance committee chairs and members