On the 2019 nom/gov agenda
On the 2019 nom/gov agenda
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On the 2019 nom/gov agenda

Expectations for greater transparency about the board’s efforts to continually raise its game and help position the company for the future are putting the nom/gov committee squarely in the spotlight. Here are six items for nom/gov committees to consider as they focus their 2019 agendas.

The nominating and governance committee was often viewed as having the lightest agenda and least regulatory (and media) attention of the board’s standing committees. That’s quickly changing, however, as investors and other stakeholders sharpen their focus on board composition and effectiveness in a complex and fast-moving business environment. Expectations for greater transparency about the board’s efforts to continually raise its game and help position the company for the future are putting the nom/gov committee squarely in the spotlight.

Drawing on insights from our work and interactions with nom/gov committee members, board chairs, lead directors, and business and governance leaders, we’ve highlighted six items we believe nom/gov committees should have high on their agendas for 2019:

  • Align the talent in the boardroom with the company’s strategy and future needs.
  • Focus on onboarding and continuing director education.
  • Use evaluations to drive continuous improvement and needed change.
  • Enhance the effectiveness of board/committee operations and oversight processes.
  • Benchmark the company’s corporate governance policies and procedures against industry peers, SEC and investor priorities, leading practices, and governance recommendations.
  • Build trust with the company’s investors.

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on the 2019 nom/gov committee agenda
Expectations for greater transparency about the board’s efforts to continually raise its game and help position the company for the future are putting the nom/gov committee squarely in the spotlight. Here are six items for nom/gov committees to consider as they focus their 2019 agendas.