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Director FAQ: Risk Oversight—Sexual 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

Resource Center: Preparation for Proxy Season

This 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 Board-Shareholder Engagement....

Research | May 8, 2018

Resource Center: Compliance and Ethics Oversight

The 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 level of the corporation.

Research | May 8, 2018

Culture and ESG Governance: Inseparable In the #MeToo Era

While I am not sure that it should be a radical idea, the following concept seems radical to some: internal organizational culture and external environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters are, and should be, intimately and inextricably interconnected. Theyre two sides of the same coin. I bel...

Blogs | May 1, 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

Catalysts for Transforming Culture Risk into Culture Value

It seems recently that one cant escape reading stories about poor leadership gone wrong. Its time for action from the boardroom, and its no longer good enough to ask unstructured questions about a companys helpline. Nor is good enough to rely on ones own experience, instinct, and blind spots in the ...

Blogs | February 26, 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

When Directors Breach Fiduciary Duty

A Delaware Court of Chancery decision addressed how the court will review claims for the breach of duty of loyalty.

Articles | January 5, 2018

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