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 political matters such as immigration, gun safety, and a range of other concerns. How should boards respond? Major shareholders want corporations to reflect greater social responsibility. What does that, as a practical matter, mean for governance practices? This panel addresses a portfolio of the most contentious issues confronting contemporary boards and discusses emerging best practices for responding to these evolving pressures.

Location: Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residence Date: June 24, 2019 Time: 8:45 am - 10:00 am Ilene S. Gordon Joseph A. Grundfest Paula Loop Anne Sheehan Larry Sonsini