Finding The Right Size For Your Board

March 24, 2020 All Industries Corporate Governance

Chipotle Mexican Grill informed shareholders that it would reduce the size of the board by three directors when it announced its founder was stepping away from the company. In what situations does a reduced board make sense? It depends on the complexity of the business — but oftentimes, slimmer works better.

New Scrutiny Eyes Director Compensation

March 24, 2020 All Industries Compensation

For many years, director compensation was overshadowed by executive pay. But due to recent litigation, more shareholders and oversight organizations keep a close eye on the decisions made by your compensation committee. Without a clear pay growth strategy, then the company risks financial and public backlash.

Avoiding Surprises In The Board Room

March 9, 2020 Healthcare Corporate Governance

The New York Times has reported that executives at Walgreens Boots Alliance asked consultants to remove findings from an internal report that included complaints from its employees. For a better way of making sure information isn’t hidden from the board, look towards this technology darling.

Managing the VW Emissions Crisis

February 18, 2020

Earlier this year, automotive giant Volkswagen found itself facing a regulatory investigation for the results of their diesel-emissions tests.  For some, the ensuing negative headlines would have broken the company. Not so for VW, which has embraced the opportunity to learn from the experience, protect shareholder value and position itself for even better days. Recorded at DirectorCorps’ Avoiding the Corporate Crisis Conference on December 3, 2019 at the Nasdaq MarketSite in NYC.

Investors Push for HR Details From Public Companies

February 18, 2020 All Industries Human Capital

Investors are asking more about a company’s workforce, and companies may be forced to tell them. Last fall, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed several changes to disclosure requirements for public companies, among them a provision to enhance disclosure about “human capital.” The rule has not been finalized.