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From Bourbon Street To The Board Room: Eight Aids To Sustaining Reform

By: Jonathan Aronie, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

By |2018-06-25T21:29:24+00:00June 25th, 2018|Board Oversight & Governance|

There is no shortage of institutions – public or private – looking to implement reforms these days.  A transportation company struggles to rehabilitate its corporate culture after allegations targeted at its leadership team.  A financial institution spends massive amounts of time and money reforming its internal practices following a public scandal.  An automobile manufacturer rebuilds Read More

Laura Lang on Long-Term Strategy and Fostering A Culture of Integrity

By: Laura Lang, VF Corporation Board of Directors

By |2017-08-01T18:07:37+00:00August 1st, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance, Corporate Culture|

Laura Lang has served on the VF Corporation Board of Directors since 2011. Ms. Lang has been the Managing Director of Narragansett Ventures, LLC since January 2014. More about Lang below. The best boards provide a strategic compass for their organizations—helping to oversee their future direction in the near and long term. I believe deeply Read More

Confidence in Boards: A Positive Main Street Investor Survey

By: TK Kerstetter, Boardroom Resources LLC

By |2017-06-12T17:54:15+00:00June 12th, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance|

TK Kerstetter is CEO of Boardroom Resources LLC and host of “Inside America’s Boardrooms,” which is filmed at Nasdaq Marketsite. Most of us have annual events we look forward to. For some it might be homecoming at their alma mater or maybe an annual family trip to a location filled with memories. Among the many Read More

Compliance Officers Still Concerned About Personal Liability

By: Ethisphere

By |2017-06-02T16:36:25+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance|

Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) are less concerned about personal liability as their role has gained a significant amount of independence, traction and prominence within the last year—that’s according to a recent report by global law firm, DLA Piper. The 2017 Compliance & Risk Report also found that CCOs feel that much more work is needed to Read More

The Ethics of Lockheed’s Sustainable Business Practices

By: Dr. Leo Mackay, Lockheed Martin

By |2017-06-02T16:34:18+00:00May 25th, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance|

Dr. Leo S. Mackay, Jr. is Senior Vice President of Internal Audit, Ethics, and Sustainability at Lockheed Martin. The core values of Lockheed Martin are:  do what’s right, respect others, and perform with excellence. Our commitment to integrity, built on these values, drives us to hold our 98,000 employees, our board of directors and our Read More

Q&A: The Role of Metrics in Ethics, Compliance and Culture

By |2017-04-20T15:52:21+00:00April 20th, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance, Featured Expert|

Alan Sauber Talks with Ellen Wolf About the Role of Metrics in Ethics, Compliance and Culture. Wolf  has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Premier, Inc. since October 2013.  More below. Propelled by competition, businesses today are constantly measuring their value. This is largely assessed from the perspective of the shareholder, Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises CEO Discusses Leading the Way

By: Ethisphere

By |2017-03-28T17:05:11+00:00March 11th, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance, Featured Expert|

When it comes to being passionate about what you do, Richard D. Fain is among the highest ranks. After nearly three decades with Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (“Royal Caribbean Cruises”), one of the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies®, Richard brings his valuable experience to the table. In this interview with Ethisphere, we discuss the evolution Read More

General Data Protection Regulation: Are You Prepared?

By: Ethisphere

By |2017-02-17T19:37:00+00:00February 17th, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance|

Last year the EU approved its General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, the latest regulation designed to protect citizens’ privacy amidst a seemingly endless flood of data breaches worldwide. This new regulation reinforces Europe’s reputation as today’s toughest watchdog on privacy and creates new risks (and potential penalties) for companies operating across the globe. The Read More

21st Century Governance: Leaders are Accountable for Making Things Happen

By: John Dalla Costa

By |2017-03-28T17:07:05+00:00January 17th, 2017|Board Oversight & Governance|

Earlier this year, BlackRock’s chief executive Larry Fink wrote a letter to CEOs of large corporations, including all those on the S&P 500, decrying the “short-termism afflicting corporate behavior.” As the world’s largest investor, Mr. Fink was using his $4.6 trillion megaphone to demand that leaders eschew quarterly reports, and instead demonstrate the visionary proficiency Read More

From PwC: Investors, Corporations, and ESG: Bridging the Gap 

By: PwC’s Governance Insights Center

By |2017-01-15T20:42:57+00:00October 31st, 2016|Board Oversight & Governance|

This post was submitted by our partners at PwC Governance Insights Center.  Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting has become mainstream for companies, and investors expect transparency around this information. But there is a disconnect between what corporates disclose and what investors want to know. How can that gap be bridged? PwC’s new ESG Pulse explores Read More

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