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Director FAQ: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

In brief:Directors of all company types (public, private, and nonprofit) are bound by the fiduciary duty of loyalty to act in the best interests of the corporation and its shareholders. This means avoiding all business matters involving a party with which they are affiliated, whether the relationshi...

Samples and Templates, Research | October 7, 2016

Director FAQ: Subsidiary Governance

In brief:Every incorporated entity must have a board of directors. However, when the entity is a subsidiary of a parent company with a board, the subsidiary may either have its own board or be governed by the parent board. This installment of NACD’sDirector FAQseries explores three common scen...

Samples and Templates, Research | November 21, 2016

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

Director Dialogue: Board Composition

Several factors have combined to make board composition a priority for a growing number of public companies. According to recent NACD survey results, the rate of director turnover on public-company boards has been on the rise over the past several yearsnearly doubling since the financial crisis. Add...

Research | December 30, 2014

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 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 | January 15, 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

Three Evolving Liability Issues Every Director Needs to Know

Consider these emerging risks to individual directors and officers.

Articles | November 15, 2016


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