Plenary Session: CEO Activism and the Political Corporation

CEO activism–the practice of CEOs taking public positions on environmental, social, and political issues not directly related to their business–has become a hotly debated topic in corporate governance. How should a board respond when a traditionally political question suddenly becomes a matter of corporate policy? Should CEOs and boards take positions on matters as diverse […]

Plenary Session: Preventing and Recovering From a Corporate Crisis

Every board has to be ready to deal with an existential crisis, but many boards have revealed themselves unprepared when facing the challenge. This session reviews best practices for identifying crisis-level risk exposures and for implementing effective, practical responses. The panel will focus in particular on patterns common to board-level crisis situations, communications and the […]

Plenary Session: Hot Topics for Boards in 2019

The controversies facing corporate boards are becoming increasingly difficult and fractious. In addition to traditional concerns over shareholder activism, board diversity, cyber-security, CEO succession, and shareholder engagement, boards today face a gamut of newly evolving challenges. What role should boards play in responding to #MeToo? Corporations are pressured to take positions on social policy and […]