Thought Leadership Series
Conversations with directors, business leaders, and governance luminaries to explore the emerging issues and pressing challenges facing boards today.
BLC Senior Advisor Stephen Brown offers considerations for boards on preparing for engagement heading into 2021.
KPMG BLC Senior Advisor Susan Angele offers five questions for boards to ask about the company’s LGBTQ-related policies and practices.
The 2020 CEO Outlook, near- and longer-term challenges of COVID-19, third-party risk, rethinking strategy, the imperative for LGBTQ inclusion, and more.
Amid employee activism and shareholder proposals seeking employee representation in the boardroom, questions to consider in reassessing how employee input is elevated to the board.
COVID-19, deep-seated social unrest, and a global recession pose unprecedented challenges for companies and boards.
Use of the executive chair role among S&P 500 companies, investor concerns, and considerations for boards
The new reality, geopolitics, proxy season trends, fostering the board/CEO relationship, and debiasing artificial intelligence.
The effects on operations, disclosures, engagement, and shareholder proposals due to COVID-19 are likely to be more apparent in the months and years ahead.
Lead directors play a role in guiding discussions on environmental, social and governance issues, corporate purpose, and the implications for their companies.
The rising prominence of ESG factors means that investor relations officers must be well versed in issues beyond financial metrics.
Directors must look beyond the C-suite when evaluating opportunities and risks associated with the firm’s human capital.
Five key areas of focus to help boards in their oversight of the company’s COVID-19 response.
Highlights from KPMG’s Board Leadership Conference, including the economic and geopolitical outlook, climate risk, the board-CEO relationship, corporate purpose, artificial intelligence, fintech, cybersecurity, oversight of human capital management, and more.
Priorities for the board agenda in 2020, top issues for audit and nominating/governance committee focus, Bremmer’s outlook on geopolitics, insights on ESG from Bob Langert, and more.
Recent letters to executives and directors from the world’s largest asset managers.
Seven items for nom/gov committees to keep in mind as they consider and carry out their 2020 agendas.
Eight items for boards to consider as they focus their 2020 agendas on the critical challenges at hand and on the road ahead.
The evolving role and purpose of the corporation in society—the focus of the recent Business Roundtable (BRT) statement—is an important topic for boards.
The BLC’s Dennis Whalen writes about
increasing stakeholder demands for more transparent, higher quality ESG reporting.
As companies prepare for their 2020 annual meetings, shareholder engagement and communication should be top of mind.
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About KPMG Board Leadership Center
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Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)
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