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New Technology and the Director Experience

Over the past decade, Ive found that few factors have influenced the evolution of the boards role more than new technology. From drones to 3-D printing to the latest cybersecurity tools, the transformative force of technological innovation is reshaping the competitive landscape and redefining best p...

Blogs | August 24, 2015

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

Cyber Experts Offer Six Tips for Director Oversight

Putting a Boardroom Lens on Cyber, one of the final panels of the 2015 Global Board Leaders Summit, continued themes heard throughout Summit sessions. The panel focused on how to ask management the right questions about the state of their enterprises cyber security and how to assess the strength of ...

Blogs | October 16, 2015

Raising the Bar on Director Performance New NACD Program Outlines 5 Keys to Success

The bar for director performance has been raised. A volatile economic environment, increased regulatory scrutiny, impending cybersecurity threats, and shareholder activism have all shifted the expectations for what should happen in the boardroom. Responding to those growing expectations for director...

Blogs | July 27, 2015

FAQs on the New SEC Pay-Ratio Rule

On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission released its final pay-ratio rule under the Dodd“Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter Dodd“Frank). The announcement comes more than five years after Congress passed Dodd“Frank in July 2010 and near...

Blogs | August 7, 2015

Global Governance At Last!

NACD CEO Peter Gleason looks back at the evolution of corporate governance around the globe.

Blogs | July 24, 2018

Executive CompensationWhat Matters Most to Activists?

Executive compensation is a perpetual hot-button topic and one that activist investors frequently use to court shareholder support for their proposals. In a recent BoardVision video, Semler Brossy managing directors Roger Brossy and Blair Jones talk with Ken Bertsch, partner at CamberView Partners, ...

Blogs | September 10, 2015

FAQs on the Role of the Board in M&A

What is the current trend in M&A? Right now, M&A deal value is at its highest since the global financial crisis began, according to Dealogic. In the first half of 2015, deal value rose to $2.28 trillion”approaching the record-setting first half of 2007, when $2.59 trillion changed hand...

Blogs | August 14, 2015

FAQs on Two Recent Concept Releases on Audit Committee Matters

1. On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Concept Release on Possible Revisions to Audit Committee Disclosures. What does it say? The release asserts that current disclosure rules may not mandate enough disclosures about activities of audit committees in the reports t...

Blogs | September 18, 2015

Identify the Enemies of Effectiveness and Think Like an Activist: 5 Insights From a Philadelphia Master Class

At the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACDs) Master Class program in Philadelphia June 3-4, nearly 50 experienced directors engaged with corporate leaders on the key elements that will shape the boardroom in the coming decade. NACDs Master Class takes place over two days and comprises ...

Blogs | September 2, 2015

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