Current Issues in Compensation

This session will review the latest trends on key issues facing compensation committees, including the current practices on tying pay to performance; the shifting focus of incentive pay from traditional performance metrics to emphasize other key strategic initiatives, such as meeting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) or other environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives; best […]

Shareholder Activism

Shareholder activism is not going away, but it is evolving in directions that demand high level boardroom attention. This session will review the state of the art in aggressive activist techniques and best practices for effective corporate defense. The panelists will pay particular attention to last year’s unprecedented proxy battle at Exxon, where an insurgent […]

Demystifying Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain

Businesses are discovering that blockchain has applications beyond cryptocurrency, bitcoin and finance. More and more organizations across multiple industries are leveraging blockchain technology to improve existing business processes. Moreover, an increasing number of companies worldwide are using bitcoin and other digital assets for a host of investment, operational, and transactional purposes. How can boards understand […]

The New Antitrust Challenge

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have recently sought public comment on how to update the merger review and enforcement process to reflect “current learning about competition based on modern market realities.” The merger boom of 2021 has led both agencies to warn that concentrated market structures can harm […]