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NACD Diversity Discussion Guide for Directors
In short: This NACD discussion guide is intended to structure board conversations about diversity and build a process for ensuring effective diversity in the boardroom. Initially published in the NACD Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on The Diverse Board: Moving From Interest to Action, it can ...
August 11, 2015
Director Dialogue: Board Oversight of Talent Strategy
In brief: Talent strategy is an integral component of a companys overall business strategy. It is no coincidence, therefore, that boards are expanding their oversight of managements activities related to talent acquisition, development, retention, and employee engagement throughout the organizationr...
December 22, 2015
NACD Advisory Council on Risk Oversight: M&A and Transaction Risk Oversight
In brief: As M&A deal volume in the U.S. reached a record high in 2015, a recent meeting of the NACD Advisory Council on Risk Oversight focused on the boards oversight of M&A transactions. The discussion covered the following topics:Engaging management about possible dealsDetermining if a proposed d...
January 6, 2016
Investor-Engagement Benchmarks From the 20152016 NACD Public Company Governance Survey
In brief: Boards are now expected to have more direct engagement with shareholders. This section on investor engagement from the 20152016 NACD Public Company Governance Survey provides benchmarking data on how often boards meet with investors, which issues are discussed when boards meet with investo...
Samples and Templates, Research
January 8, 2016
NACD Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council: Next-Generation Financial Disclosures
In brief: Amid growing complexity of corporate financial statements and initiatives by regulators and standard-setters to improve effectiveness of disclosures, a recent meeting of the NACD Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council focused on next-generation disclosure, based on lessons learned from Gen...
January 7, 2016
Director Dialogue: The Boards Evolving Relationship With the C-Suite
In brief: Boards have increased their scope, dealing with broader and deeper agendas in such areas as strategy, talent, and technology while overseeing a growing portfolio of risks. The complex environment in which boards now operate can leave directors wondering when to lean in and when to stay out...
January 29, 2016