Harvard Law School Board Memo 2022: Sustainability and Beyond

Harvard Law School Board Memo 2022: Sustainability and Beyond

Board Memo 2022: Sustainability & Beyond

Board Memo 2022: Sustainability & Beyond

In 2022, companies are confronting an ever-expanding list of internal and external pressures on their business from a strategic, operational, governance, stakeholder and regulatory perspective. Well-advised boards of directors and management teams will need to prepare for and navigate traditional as well as evolving areas of focus in order to successfully execute on the company’s strategy. As you consider the opportunities ahead, while anticipating the inevitable challenges, we invite you to review the themes we expect to be prevalent in 2022 and beyond.

NACD 2022 Governance Outlook

NACD 2022 Governance Outlook
Published by the NACD

2021 US Technology Spencer Stuart Board Index

2021 US Technology Spencer Stuart Board Index

Women on Boards – The U.S. Corporate Journey Towards Gender Diversity

Women on Boards – The U.S. Corporate Journey Towards Gender Diversity

Stakeholder Voices in the Boardroom

Stakeholder Voices in the Boardroom
Today’s boards must ensure that stakeholder interests are factored into decision-making.

Women in the Workplace 2021

Women in the Workplace 2021

Women hold most non-executive director board seats in UK for first time

Women hold most non-executive director board seats in UK for first time
by Daniel Thomas, for the Irish Times

Glass Lewis Publishes Voting Guidelines for the 2022 Proxy Season

Glass Lewis Publishes Voting Guidelines for the 2022 Proxy Season

How boards are strengthening their self-assessments and related disclosures

How boards are strengthening their self-assessments and related disclosures
from EY Center for Board Matter

FCLTGlobal Working With Nasdaq, ILPA To Increase Transparency of Diversity & Inclusion Within Private Markets

FCLTGlobal Working With Nasdaq, ILPA To Increase Transparency of Diversity & Inclusion Within Private Markets

How Many Committees Should Your Board Have?

How Many Committees Should Your Board Have?
by Gail F. Lieberman

The Biggest Change In Corporate Reporting Since The 1930s: How To Read IFRS Prototype Sustainability And Climate Standards

The Biggest Change In Corporate Reporting Since The 1930s: How To Read IFRS Prototype Sustainability And Climate Standards

The Diversity Premium: More Women, Higher Returns.

The Diversity Premium: More Women, Higher Returns. 
by Jessica Hamlin

U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index

U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index

How Audit Committees Can Prepare for 2021 Q3 Reporting

How Audit Committees Can Prepare for 2021 Q3 Reporting

Recent and upcoming developments impacting Q3 reporting and beyond.

In brief:

  • Understanding the critical drivers of risk will help audit committees assess the near- and long-term implications for companies. 
  • Audit committees should evaluate how the uneven economic recovery and evolving business environment might impact the financial reporting processes.
  • It is important to monitor developments from the SEC and other regulatory authorities, especially as they relate to reporting requirements and disclosures.

Women in the Workplace

Women in the Workplace 2021

"Women in the Workplace1 is the largest study on the state of women in corporate America. In 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company launched the study to give companies insights and tools to advance gender diversity in the workplace. Between 2015 and 2021, over 750 companies participated in the study, and more than a quarter of a million people were surveyed on their workplace experiences. This year, we collected information from 423 participating organizations employing 12 million people, surveyed more than 65,000 employees, and conducted interviews with women of diverse identities, including women of color,2 LGBTQ+ women, and women with disabilities. Our 2021 findings focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion on the experiences of women and the state of work more broadly."

How Barra Built GM’s Majority-Women Board

How Barra Built GM’s Majority-Women Board

One of the nation’s most influential boards is also among its most gender-diverse. Here’s how GM’s Chair and CEO pulled it together — and why.
By: Dale Buss

Board Monitor US, Europe, & Hong Kong

Board Monitor US 2021

Board Monitor Hong Kong 2021

              Board Monitor Europe 2021

"This report is part of Heidrick & Struggles’ longstanding study of trends in board composition in countries around the world. Produced by our CEO & Board Practice, these reports track and analyze trends in non-executive director appointments to the boards of the largest companies in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Information about executives is gathered from publicly available sources, BoardEx, and a Heidrick & Struggles proprietary database."

5 Questions Boards Should Be Asking About Digital Transformation

5 Questions Boards Should Be Asking About Digital Transformation

by: Celia Huber, Alex Sukharevsky, and Rodney Zemmel