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Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Director Liability

Empowered directors help develop strategies that guide their corporations to compete in the global marketplace through appropriate business risk-taking. But, directors will not take such value-enhancing risks if they are paralyzed by undue fears of personal liability. This report clarifies the reali...

Research | December 1, 2013

Changing Nature of Board Work Impacts Director Compensation Plans

The 20142015 NACD Director Compensation Report forecasts a rise in pay levels despite stagnation in payment plan design.

Articles | April 10, 2015

Director Dialogue: The Boards Evolving Relationship With the C-Suite

In brief: Boards have increased their scope, dealing with broader and deeper agendas in such areas as strategy, talent, and technology while overseeing a growing portfolio of risks. The complex environment in which boards now operate can leave directors wondering when to lean in and when to stay out...

Research | January 29, 2016

Director Essentials: Strengthening Oversight of M&A: Executive Summary

Click here to access the complete publication, a complimentary download for NACD members.With merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continuing to shift the business landscape, directors can benefit from learning the size and scope of this trend and how it relates to their board responsibilities....

Research | August 18, 2016

Director Essentials: Strengthening Compliance and Ethics Oversight: Executive Summary

Click here to access the complete publication (Complimentary download for NACD members).Director Essentials: Strengthening Compliance and Ethics Oversight offers fundamental guidance on complying with the myriad laws regulating corporate governance. This publication covers legislation ranging from t...

Research | January 20, 2016

Director Essentials: Preparing the Board for Shareholder Activism

In brief: As year-round shareholder activism becomes the new norm in the American boardroom, directors are called upon to prepare for and respond to any possible activist challenges. In order to equip directors with the knowledge and tools they need to address this challenge, this installment of the...

Research | April 21, 2016

Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Director Compensation

Each board must set director pay, weighing the time and expertise the particular job requires, as well as the opportunity, cost, reputation, and liability risk serving on the board may impose.This leaves one multi-million dollar question: What is

Research | January 1, 2006

Director Essentials: Preparing the Board for Shareholder Activism Executive Summary

Click here to access the complete report.As year-round shareholder activism becomes the new norm in the American boardroom, directors are called upon to prepare for and respond to any possible activist challenges. In order to equip directors with the knowledge and tools they need to address this cha...

Research | May 10, 2016

D&O Liability: A Downside of Being a Corporate Director

One of the few downsides to board service is the exposure to liability that directors of all corporations potentially face, day in and day out, as they perform their fiduciary duties.The chance of being sued for a major merger decision is now 90 percent; but that well known statistic is just the tip...

Blogs | June 4, 2015

How to land your first corporate board director position

As the baby boomer generation ages, Ive been getting more calls from people interested in becoming corporate board directors as a way to bridge to retirement. It is an honor to be selected to guide the future of an organization and the pay can be decent as well sometimes. That said, this is one of ...

News | November 1, 2017