COVID-19 Resource Center: Looking Forward

COVID-19 Resource Center: Looking Forward

This resource center offers board-relevant guidance to help companies confront COVID-19 and mitigate its business impact. These practical resources are being frequently updated to reflect new developments. 

Oversight of Management's Crisis Response

COVID-19 Board Supply-Chain Risk Checklist (NACD) COVID-19 Board Cybersecurity Checklist (NACD) Checklist for Assessing Management's Crisis Response (NACD) Corporate Agility for the Future (BCG) Cybersecurity After COVID-19 (Marsh) Succeeding Through M&A in Uncertain Economic Times (PwC)

Preserve Board Effectiveness                                

Governance of Distressed Companies (NACD) COVID-19 Implications for the Risk Committee (NACD) Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Board Oversight of Disruptive Risk (NACD) The Upside of Virtual Board Meetings (Harvard Business Review) Early Impressions of COVID-19's Impact in US Boardrooms (PwC) COVID-19 Response: Are You Ready for Next Time? (PwC) Focusing on the Horizon: Actions for Boards (Oliver Wyman) Stakeholder Capitalism and the Pandemic Recovery (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance)

Ensure Effective Shareholder and Stakeholder Communications

Corporate Resilience and Response During COVID-19 (State Street) A First Look at 'Crisis Pills' (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance) Proxy Guidance on Corporate Governance Policies from ISS and Glass Lewis (Pearl Meyer) Institutional Investors Statement on COVID-19 (ICCR) Navigating COVID 19: Guidance from State Street (State Street Global Advisors) BlackRock Letter to Shareholders on the Pandemic (BlackRock)

Rethink Executive and Director Compensation Plans

How Pandemic, Social Upheaval Reshape Executive Pay (NACD) COVID-19 Implications for the Compensation Committee (NACD) Four Operating Principles for Developing Resilient Executive Compensation Programs (NACD) Why CEO Pay Cuts Aren’t Cutting It (Just Capital) Compensation and Human Capital Actions in Response to COVID-19 (Compensation Advisory Partners) Setting the Compensation Committee’s Crisis Agenda (KPMG)

Adapt to a New Operating Reality and Plan for Recovery

Revving to Reopen: Considerations from Fortune 500 Committee Chairs (NACD) Operational Resilience Gets a Makeover in the ‘New Normal’ (NACD) Restarting Business During COVID-19 (NACD) Adaptability in Crisis (NACD) COVID-19 Implications for Lead Directors (NACD) Board Considerations for Reopening Business (NACD) The Great Acceleration (McKinsey & Company) Shaping the New Normal (Oliver Wyman) Are You Reframing Your Future or is the Future Reframing You? (EY) How ESG Issues are Being Discussed in the Boardroom Amidst COVID-19 (EY)

COVID-19's Impact on Financial Reporting

Bank Board Members Address COVID-19 in Compensation Design (NACD) Auditor Resilience Contributes to Capital Markets During the Pandemic (NACD) Audit Committee Tool to Assess Internal Control Effectiveness During COVID-19 (NACD) Key Audit Committee Considerations in Light of COVID-19 (NACD) COVID-19: The Board’s Role in Financial Reporting Oversight (RSM) Auditor Reporting – COVID-19 Considerations (Center for Audit Quality) COVID-19: A Review of Recent Securities Fraud Enforcement Actions (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance) Coronavirus Considerations on Non-GAAP Measures (Center for Audit Quality) Impact on 10-Q Disclosures in Light of COVID-19 (Center for Audit Quality) Financial Reporting Considerations Following Coronavirus (KPMG) Financial Reporting Updates Through COVID-19 (PwC) Accounting Considerations in Light of COVID-19 (BDO)

Virtual Learning and Programming

Governance in 2020: Lessons Learned (NACD Webinar) Truth be Told: A Conversation with Dr. Jennifer Kavanagh (NACD Future Fluency) Trust in a Changing World: A Conversation with Richard Edelman (NACD Future Fluency) Leading from the Heart: A Conversation with Admiral James Stavridis (Part I) (NACD Future Fluency) Planning at Home and Abroad: A Conversation with Admiral James Stavridis (Part II) (NACD Future Fluency) Culture, Care, and Creativity: A Conversation with Dawn Zier (NACD Future Fluency) People and Culture in Times of Change: A Conversation with Johnny C. Taylor Jr. (NACD Future Fluency) From Shutters to Face Shields: A Conversation with Rick Skidmore (NACD Future Fluency)