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.

Unlocking the Value of Your Data

March 10, 2020 All Industries Growth

In this episode of Looking Ahead, Al Dominick is joined by Lindsey Androski, Vice President & Head of Strategic Partnering at Roivant Sciences. They discuss why and how companies focus on the value, and not the volume, of information when adopting a data-driven approach to decision making.

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.

Managing the VW Emissions Crisis

February 18, 2020 All Industries Crisis Management

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.

So Far, CAMs Reporting Reveals Little

January 21, 2020 All Industries Investors

A new disclosure requirement that’s described as the most significant change to the auditor’s report in 70 years is making a difference in the internal controls at large companies, although those looking for scandal so far have been disappointed.