1. Articles from corpgov.law.harvard.edu

  2. 1-19 of 19
    1. Some Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2018

      Some Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2018

      As 2017 draws to a conclusion and we reflect on the evolution of corporate governance since the turn of the millennium, a recurring question percolating in boardrooms and among shareholders and other stakeholders, academics and politicians is: what’s next on the horizon for corporate governance? In many respects, we seem to have reached a point of relative stasis. The governance and takeover defense profiles of U.S. public companies have been transformed by the widespread adoption of virtually all of the “best practices” advocated to enhance the rights of shareholders and weaken takeover defenses.

      Read Full Article
    2. Global and Regional Trends in Corporate Governance for 2018

      Global and Regional Trends in Corporate Governance for 2018

      At the end of each year, Russell Reynolds Associates interviews over 30 institutional and activist investors, pension fund managers, public company directors, proxy advisors, and other corporate governance professionals in five key markets regarding the trends and challenges that public company boards will face in the following year.

      Read Full Article
    3. Activism’s New Paradigm

      Activism’s New Paradigm

      Gregory Taxin is Managing Director at Spotlight Advisors. This post is based on a publication which originally appeared in Corporate Board Member magazine. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Long-Term Effects of Hedge Fund Activism by Lucian Bebchuk, Alon Brav, and Wei Jiang (discussed on the Forum here ); The Myth that Insulating Boards Serves Long-Term Value by Lucian Bebchuk (discussed on the Forum here ); and Who Bleeds When the Wolves Bite...

      Read Full Article
    4. 2016 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey

      2016 Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey

      This year’s Survey, the 14th in our series, examines some of the most important governance and executive compensation practices facing boards today and identifies best practices and emerging trends. Our analysis will provide you with insights into how companies approach governance issues ...

      Read Full Article
    5. The Board’s Role in FCPA Compliance

      The Board’s Role in FCPA Compliance

      For directors of public companies with foreign operations, “FCPA” is a dreaded acronym. In recent years, compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has become a key area of focus for boards and management. Enforcement of the FCPA has increased markedly since 2004, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice have made it clear that they intend to prosecute individuals as well as public companies ...

      Read Full Article
    6. Corporate Culture and the Role of Boards

      Corporate Culture and the Role of Boards

      Corporate Culture and the Role of Boards Posted by UK Financial Reporting Council , on Saturday, August 13, 2016 More from: UK Financial Reporting Council This post is based on a report produced by the United Kingdom’s Financial Reporting Council. The FRC’s mission is to promote high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment. The UK has a good reputation in this field which has underpinned a substantial amount of business success, but it is by no means perfect.....

      Read Full Article
    7. The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation | ValueAct Capital

      The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation | ValueAct Capital

      Posted by Ethan A. Klingsberg, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP , on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 More from: Elizabeth Bieber , Ethan Klingsberg , Steven Kaiser , Cleary Gottlieb Ethan A. Klingsberg is a partner in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. This post is based on a Cleary Gottlieb publication by Mr. Klingsberg, Steven J. Kaiser , and Elizabeth Bieber ....

      Read Full Article
    8. The Investor-Savvy Board

      The Investor-Savvy Board

      With mounting activist pressure and the increasing “activation” of large institutional investors continuing to transform corporate governance in the United States and many markets around the world, boards have had no choice but to become more investor savvy.We have seen this trend firsthand in our work with boards, as well as in conversations with institutional investors. The most forward-thinking boards are doing what it takes to thrive in the new environment ...

      Read Full Article
    9. Women on Boards in Finance and STEM Industries

      Women on Boards in Finance and STEM Industries

      Women on Boards in Finance and STEM Industries Posted by Renee Adams, University of New South Wales and Tom Kirchmaier, London School of Economics , on Monday, July 11, 2016 More from: Renee Adams , Tom Kirchmaier Renee Adams is Professor of Finance at the University of New South Wales and Tom Kirchmaier is a Researcher at the London School of Economics. This post is based on a recent article by Professor Adams and Dr. Kirchmaier.....

      Read Full Article
    10. Focusing the Lens of Disclosure on Board Diversity, Non-GAAP, and Sustainability

      Focusing the Lens of Disclosure on Board Diversity, Non-GAAP, and Sustainability

      The SEC has an impact on corporate governance through its disclosure powers—requiring public companies to provide investors with the information they need to make informed investment and voting decisions. The SEC thus does not decide who may sit on a corporate board, but our rules do require disclosure about those who serve ...

      Read Full Article
    11. How Economic Attention Deficit Disorder Infected the Corporate Boardroom

      How Economic Attention Deficit Disorder Infected the Corporate Boardroom

      How Economic Attention Deficit Disorder Infected the Corporate Boardroom Posted by Jon Lukomnik, Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute , on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Jon Lukomnik is the Executive Director of the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute. The ideas in this post related to his new book, What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix It (Yale University Press), co-authored with Stephen Davis and David Pitt-Watson .....

      Read Full Article
    12. What are the Consequences of Regulating Executive Compensation?

      What are the Consequences of Regulating Executive Compensation?

      The level and structure of executive compensation has been a frequently debated topic among politicians, CEOs, and academics since the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Critiques of compensation practices at financial services companies often attribute the crisis at least in part to incentive pay that purportedly encourages excessive risk taking ...

      Read Full Article
    1-19 of 19
  1. Categories

    1. BoardProspects Features:

      BoardBlogs, BoardKnowledge, BoardMoves, BoardNews, BoardProspects Announcements, BoardProspects CEO, CEO Blog, In the News, Partner Publications, Sponsored Content