Plenary Session: Hot Topics for Boards in 2022

Boards face increasingly fractious controversies. When should corporations or CEOs speak out on controversial political and social questions? How, if at all, should corporations adjust their approach to political contributions and lobbying? How should boards respond to calls for increased diversity in the boardroom and throughout the corporation? More prosaic, but no less difficult, are a range of novel business challenges. What’s the best response to a ransomware demand? How should corporations address work-from-home and COVID safety concerns as workers transition back to the office? What are the implications of the expansive new ESG disclosure mandates proposed by the SEC? This panel, in a focused, rapid-fire fashion, will address a series of contentious boardroom issues and describe emerging best practices that respond to these evolving pressures.

Location: Directors' College Pavilion, Canfield Courtyard Date: June 20, 2022 Time: 8:45 am - 9:55 am Joseph A. Grundfest, JD ’78 Priya Cherian Huskins David F. Larcker Robin L. Washington