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The Corporate Directors Guide to GDPR

On May 25, 2018, a major new piece of data protection regulation will come into effect across the European Union (EU), and with it comes the potential for hefty fines or penalties for your organization. Even if you do not directly operate in the EU, chances are that the General Data Protection Regul...

Blogs | August 15, 2017

Take These Five Lessons from NACDs Cyber Summit Back to Your Board

NACD held its third annual Cyber Summit in Chicago on June 21, 2017, in partnership with the Internet Security Alliance (ISA). This years event followed in the wake of cyber incidents such as WannaCry and the hacking of the Democratic National Committees email account, as well as Europes adoption of...

Blogs | August 10, 2017

Do Nonfinancial Measures Have To Be Soft?

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Graham Kenny posits that nonfinancial measures should be included alongside financial measures in incentive plans. He goes on to say that this is leading companies to use both hard and soft performance measures”where soft measures can be more subjec...

Blogs | August 8, 2017

Preparing an Organization for an Economic Downturn

There is no better time to prepare for an economic downturn than when times are good. With the memory of the severity of the 2007“2008 financial crisis still fresh in the minds of many directors and executives, how should companies prepare for a downturn in the cool of the day, rather than rea...

Blogs | August 4, 2017

Boardroom Implications for the New Revenue Recognition Standard

Its all a matter of time”at least when it comes to recognizing revenue at public companies. The Financial Accounting Standards Boards (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in 2014 developed an accounting rule that is set to change how companies approach revenue recogni...

Blogs | August 1, 2017

Launching a New Business Requires Something Special

Innovation has long been critical to a company’s sustained success. Yet many companies fail to innovate meaningfully and consistently”and compensation programs may be partly to blame for many firms failures. In our experience, the compensation programs within larger corporations are typi...

Blogs | July 27, 2017

How to Win Over the Customer of the Future

NACD and Marsh & McLennan Companies will host a Board Committee Forum on Strategy and Risk at the upcoming2017 Global Board Leaders Summit. This forum will explore converging risk and strategy issues facing boards as companies respond to digitization and artificial intelligence. Business and soc...

Blogs | July 25, 2017

Decreased Enforcement Expected From SEC Regarding Conflict Minerals Regulations For Now

In April 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions (SECs) Division of Corporate Finance announced it will not recommend enforcement action for companies that disclose, but do not further investigate usage of conflict minerals which may be from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Any com...

Blogs | July 20, 2017

How Are Trends in Executive Compensation and Governance Playing Out in the 2017 Proxy Season?

Investors now see corporate governance as a hallmark of the boards effectiveness and one of the best sources of insight into the way companies operate. In response to this trend, Farient Advisors LLC, in partnership with the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group, produced the report 201...

Blogs | July 11, 2017

Seven Tactics for Minimizing Director Litigation Headaches

Law firms that specialize in suing directors will scrutinize nearly every major transaction, public offering, stock drop, restatement, and press release filed by public companies. For instance, according to Cornerstone Research, stockholders file lawsuits challenging the majority of public company t...

Blogs | July 10, 2017