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Director FAQ: Oversight of the Independent Auditor

In brief:Boards rely on independent auditors to give an unbiased opinion on the company’s financial statements. The audit committee plays a key role in ensuring the quality of work done by the independent auditor, especially in public companies. This Director FAQ provides a general overview of...

Samples and Templates, Research | August 25, 2017

Director FAQ: The Role of Proxy Advisory Firms

In brief:The proxy advisory firm industry has grown substantially over the last three decades, and their increasing influence over corporate-governance matters and sharehold­er votes has become highly controversial. ThisDirector FAQexplains the growth of the proxy advisory firm industry, the ma...

Samples and Templates, Research | October 12, 2017

BRC Director Professionalism

BRC Director Professionalism

Research | July 13, 2011

NACD Director Professionalism

Have you reached a point in your career where you are transitioning or preparing to transition into public company boardroom service? Are you looking to learn more about the role corporate directors play in the long-term sustainability of a company and how to make the most of the time you spend in t...

General, Events | November 3, 2017

NACD Advanced Director Professionalism

You have several years of boardroom experience under your belt, but you are looking to take your boardroom skills to the next level. Perhaps you are interested in chairing one of the key committees or have your sights set on becoming chair or lead director. NACDs highly interactive Board Leadership ...

General, Events | July 21, 2017

BRC Board Evaluation: Improving Director Effectiveness

BRC Board Evaluation: Improving Director Effectiveness

Research | January 1, 2010

Director Essentials: Preparing for Proxy Season

In brief: As annual meetings approach, directors need to be on their proxy season game. This installment of the Director Essentials series analyzes emerging issues within the framework of key fundamentals. Useful for first-time public company directors and those tasked with their onboarding, this do...

Research | December 28, 2016

Director Dialogue: Board Oversight of Reputation Risk

Corporate reputation is qualitative, difficult to measure, and absolutely critical to a companys long-term health. While definitions may differ, most agree with Warren Buffetts famous observation that It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. From a business perspective, r...

Research | December 30, 2014

Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on The Effective Lead Director

The importance of the lead director role is obvious from its namea director who leads fellow board members who, in turn, comprise the corporations highest decision-making authority. Just as a chief executive leads a corporation, the lead director leads the work of the independent directors. This rep...

Research | October 1, 2011

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


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