The CISO Grind

November 5, 2019 All Industries Human Capital

It can be challenging to be a CISO, or chief information security officer. Few people inside the organization understand what they do, but still place an enormous amount of pressure on them to safeguard the organization.

Regulatory Trends Impacting Public Companies

September 10, 2019 All Industries Activism

The United States may no longer be the country for entrepreneurs to try out new technology and break things, says Ed Knight, executive vice president and global chief legal and policy officer at Nasdaq. He and Melissa Sawyer, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, discuss some of the emerging issues in regulation and how regulators are changing their focus.

Are Corporations Required to Act Like Sociopaths?

August 13, 2019 All Industries ESG

The latest salvo in the debate over the role of the corporation in society was struck by Jamie Gamble, a former lawyer for the insurance company American Insurance Group during the financial crisis and beyond. He proposed in an essay that modern executives are “legally obligated to act like sociopaths,” because of settled law for most corporate charters that puts shareholder rights above employees, the environment, customers and the community at large.