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Takeaways From the Book on Theranos

Adam J. Epstein reviews the best-selling book the dissects the "epic failures" in corporate governance at Theranos.

Articles | July 27, 2018

Strategic Recruiting Amid #MeToo

A board facing a significant crisis that necessitates replacing directors needs to consider all the possible ramifications, including what newly named director appointments signal to stakeholders.

Articles | July 27, 2018

NACD Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council: Effective Practices for Internal Investigations Led by the Board

In Brief: Internal investigations can result in serious legal, financial, and reputational risks to the company, in addition to significant financial and other resource costs. In spring, 2018, the NACD, KPMG LLP’s Audit Committee Institute, and Sidley Austin LLP convened a meeting of audit com...

Research | July 25, 2018

Preparation for Proxy Season

Resource Center: Preparing for Proxy SeasonThis resource center is a repository for all NACD content related to the 2017 proxy season. containing practical guidance, tools, and analyses tailored to interested parties. For materials on shareholder engagement, please see NACD’sResource Center on...

Research | July 3, 2018

Compliance and Ethics Oversight

Resource Center: Compliance and Ethics OversightThe growing volume of regulations targeting business misconduct has heightened expectations for corporate boards. This resource center contains guidance and tools to oversee corporate compliance efforts and drive an ethical culture that permeates every...

Research | July 3, 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 Essentials: Strengthening Compliance and Ethics Oversight

In brief: In light of renewed regulatory focus, directors should consider strengthening their oversight of corporate compliance and ethics programs. New U.S. Department of Justice emphasis on the effectiveness of compliance and ethics programs in preventing, detecting, and mitigating the risk of ind...

Research | March 12, 2018

NACD Audit Committee and Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council: Nonfinancial Metrics, Strategy, and Culture

In brief:Nonfinancial metrics are increasing in prevalence and importance. In today’s changing business climate, choosing which nonfinancial measures to use to assess and communicate company performance has become a critical task for management teams and boards. In the fall of 2017, NACD, Fari...

Research | February 16, 2018

Need to Know

A New Era in Global Securities Fraud Litigation, New SEC Commissioners, More.

Articles | February 1, 2018

The Board as the Shareholders Eyes and Ears

The full board should retain responsibility for risk oversight consistent with its responsibility for strategy.

Articles | January 5, 2018

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