Boardroom Monthly archive

Nov 30, 2022
Governance in 2023: Value(s) added
Large US companies continue to face pressure to take public positions on a range of political and social issues such as reproductive rights and racial equity. Some of those that have done so may think twice about doing so again after feeling the hot breath of pushback from lawmakers or the internet.  But investors and shareho...
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Nov 18, 2022
Governance Matters podcast: What boards can learn from Boeing’s 737 Max scandal
As in all relationships in life, trust is a key ingredient of a long and healthy relationship between a company and its shareholders. But trust is a fragile thing that takes a long time to gain, very little time to lose and a lot of effort to rebuild. Starting with the Boeing 737 Max scandal, the latest episode of the Governance Matters podcast asks what boards can learn about managing trust in their companies. When it comes to the role they play in helping c...
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Nov 18, 2022
Governance professionals guide on preparing for 2023: Part 1
Governance professionals met at the Corporate Secretary Forum in New York last week to share their expertise on issues affecting the community as 2023 looms. One item under discussion was the increased pressure on companies to make statements about political issues and whether and when to do so. Timothy Ring, senior vice president and corporate secretary with MetL...
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Nov 18, 2022
Governance and getting M&A done amid headwinds
The M&A market is facing challenges after a stunning 2021, but deals continue to be done and governance, investor relations and corporate development officials gathered at the Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine M&A Forum in New York last week to share insights on how to do deals and maintain good governance and value amid the headwinds. Dealmaki...
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Nov 10, 2022
Prudential Financial and Atlas Air named top governance teams at Corporate Governance Awards
Prudential Financial and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings last night won two of the top categories at the 15th annual Corporate Governance Awards. Prudential Financial was named governance team of the year (large cap), while Atlas Air took home the trophy for governance team of the year (small to mid-cap). They and other companies were honored at a ceremony in New York – the first Corporate Governance Awards event to take place in person since the pandemic. The...
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Nov 02, 2022
Director education and training: Ensuring the board has what it needs
Corporate Secretary’s ‘Director education and training: Ensuring the board has what it needs’ provides findings from a survey that offers useful insight into, among other things, who on the board oversees director education and training and who outside of the board provides those services, which topics boards are receiving specific information or training on, how frequently governance teams check whether their board has what it needs and how they rate their board’s...
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