In this edition: board engagement in strategy, highlights from our Board Leadership conference, voting in proxy fights, and more.
Insights and highlights from the 2019 KPMG Board Leadership Conference, including the economic and geopolitical outlook; the CEO perspective; board engagement in strategy; technology, digital disruption, data risk, and privacy; long-term performance; shareholder versus stakeholder primacy; talent, diversity, culture, the workforce of the future; and hot topics for board committees.
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.
Reflecting on the events of 2017 and recent conversations with members of the institutional investor community, several high-level themes related to board operations and board leadership on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are likely to be top of mind for investors this year.
Today, many directors are engaging directly with shareholders on a variety of issues—especially when the company is dealing with a crisis. How is the board engaging with the CEO regarding the company’s governance team?
Talk and action on deregulation in Washington aren’t likely to slow investors’ momentum on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, according to results from the most recent proxy season
As a new administration settles into the White House, many are trying to predict what changes may await the corporate governance landscape. But predictions recently have proven to have little value for national and international political outcomes. Instead, when it comes to engaging with shareholders, boards would be wise to stay the course rather than to digress.
An interview with Bill McCracken, former chairman and CEO of CA Technologies, on the increasing expectations for directors and how they can more effectively carry out their duties