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Sample Proxy-Access Proposal

In brief: Under revisions to the SECs Shareholder Proposal Rule (Rule 14a-8) in effect since 2012, a companys shareholders may vote to amend the companys bylaws to permit shareholders to nominate board members directly via the proxy statement (proxy access). While shareholders use of proxy access be...

Samples and Templates, Research | June 20, 2018

Director FAQ: Risk OversightSexual Misconduct

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 ind...

Samples and Templates, Research | May 31, 2018

Director FAQ: What Boards Should Know About the GDPR

In brief:The European Union’s newGeneral Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) requires—with some exceptions—affirmative opt-in and usage notices for data collection in the European Union (EU) by any organization with 250 or more employees. It applies not only to European organizations ...

Samples and Templates, Research | May 18, 2018

Director FAQ: Personal Email vs. Board Portals for Board Communications

In brief: Most public company boards, along with a majority of nonprofits and almost half of private companies, have now adopted board portals. However, many boards still send board materials and communications through personal email accounts, where messages are most often not encrypted and highly s...

Samples and Templates, Research | January 19, 2018

Director FAQ: The Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

In brief:Although governance for all types of corporations is largely determined bystate corporation law, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) nonetheless plays asignificant governance role in public companies—namely, those that register to issue securities (stocks and notes) to t...

Samples and Templates, Research | December 15, 2017

Sample Risk Dashboard for Talent Development and Retention

In brief: This sample risk dashboard originally appeared in NACD’s 2013 Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Talent Development: A Boardroom Imperative. This template includes sample metrics for measuring talent-related risk.This resource can help your board toDevelop a risk dashboard ...

Samples and Templates, Research | November 15, 2017

Talent Matrix for Identifying High-Potential Employees

In brief: This talent matrix originally appeared in NACD’s 2013 Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Talent Development: A Boardroom Imperative.This resource can help your board toMeasure the performance and growth potential of talent at all levels of the organizationSelect a CEO succe...

Samples and Templates, Research | November 15, 2017

Sample Readiness and Succession Charts

In brief: These sample readiness and succession charts originally appeared in NACD’s 2013 Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Talent Development: A Boardroom Imperative. Two charts are included: 1) a readiness/bench chart to show bench strengths for direct reports to various C-suite o...

Samples and Templates, Research | November 15, 2017

Executive Profile Template

In brief: This executive profile template originally appeared in NACD’s 2013 Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Talent Development: A Boardroom Imperative. The template provides a sample format for how executive profiles can be provided to board members as a reference during CEO succ...

Samples and Templates, Research | November 15, 2017

CEO Succession Planning Benchmarks

In brief: Selecting and replacing the CEO is one of the board’s key responsibilities. These sections on CEO succession from the 2016–2017 NACD Governance Surveys provide benchmarking data for both public and private companies on the timeline for CEO succession planning, selection of CEO ...

Samples and Templates, Research | November 15, 2017


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