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Imaginary Boards: The Secret to a Better World

Alice Korngold | Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Imagine the board also fulfilling a fourth duty: the duty of imagination -- envisioning the greater potential of the organization to advance the community it serves.

Ladies, We Can't Leave all the Money and Clout to the Boys

Christina Patterson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business
Christina Patterson

Women are being pummeled by the financial crisis. But that's because women are too dependent on the state. We haven't bothered to get the skills that might get us more money, and more clout. If men have been allowed to rule the roost, that's because women have let them.

Put Shorts On The Board

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Boards are biased, too like-minded, made up of friends who are typically cronies uncomfortable with conflict. Worse still, in most of our leading corporations today, the positions of Chairman and CEO are held by the same person.

Sustainability Must Be a Top Priority

Ed Lawler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

It is likely that in the foreseeable future, sustainability will continue to get some attention in corporations, but it will not be a major focus or a top priority.

Corporate Boards in a Time of Change, Uncertainty, and Rising Expectations

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I think the most exciting and important development is that there is greater public awareness of corporate governance and boards, which is vital. It's no longer a black box, or a mysterious room.

Building Women's Leadership in Business & Politics

Stephenie Foster | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Stephenie Foster

Earlier this week, I spoke on a panel at the "Democracy the Delivers for Women" Conference sponsored by the Center for International Private Enterpris...

Janell Ross

Corporate Boards Getting Whiter While America Is Not

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 07.29.2011 | Business

Note: On Thursday, July 28, the Alliance For Board Diversity announced that it had updated and revised its 2010 Board Diversity Census, "Missing Piece...

Saying "No" to All-Male Corporate Boards

Joe Keefe | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Joe Keefe

Each year, we hear the latest, discouraging figures on the glacial progress women have made in cracking the male-dominated board rooms of corporate Am...

Women and Quotas: Will It Break the (Plexi) Glass Ceiling?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Companies won't change unless someone forces them to do so. Women on boards bring higher profits, higher quality earnings, better share price growth, better decisions and higher innovation.

Future Proofing the Boardroom: Today's Agendas

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

The board room agenda is going through a reformation. What are some of the essential things that boards and board members need to think about? Five areas need an update.

Future Proofing the Boardroom: Grounding and Stargazing

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

The role of modern corporate boards is the juxtaposition of grounding and stargazing. Grounding is about making sure that the company fulfills all o...

Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

Clearly, it looks odd these days for a board to be comprised of only white men, but does diversity make a difference in real economic terms? Does it actually affect the bottom line?

The Role of Non-Executive Board Directors Today

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

As a non-executive board director, I have been thinking a great deal about what it means to do this role in today's environment.

SEC Gives Shareholders A Big Win Control Over Corporate Boards

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved changes that make it easier for shareholders to nominate directors of ...

Surprising Celebrities On Corporate Boards

DailyFinance | MATTHEW SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Do celebrity board members help a company? Surprisingly, recent research suggests that celebrity board appointments can add as much as 2% to the price...

Responding to the Challenge of Strengthening Nonprofit Boards

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gordon Campbell

A nonprofit board of directors can make or break an organization, particularly in times of economic stress or at organizational transition points.

Moody's Risk Committee Disappeared At Height Of Collapse

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As the bottom fell out of the housing market and complex mortgage-backed securities began tanking in 2007, a strange thing happened at M...

What Ted Olson Needs to Know About Corporate Democracy After Citizens United

Jesse Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Strauss

Contrary to Ted Olson's contentions, shareholders do not have the ability to preclude corporate spending on political campaigns.

Too Compromised to Govern: the Top Conflicts Plaguing Corporate Governance

Jesse Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Strauss

Although Wall Street maybe too big to fail, corporate governance reform is just too important to fail.

Do Corporate Fines and Punitive Damage Awards Serve Their Purpose?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Pfizer agreed to pay $2.3 billion to settle fraud claims regarding its marketing practices -- the largest criminal fine of any kind ever. But it's the shareholders, and not the corporate officers, who will be punished.

The Right Way to Icahn-Proof Your Board

Carl Icahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carl Icahn

I await Corporate Board Member magazine's upcoming article, "How to Icahn-proof your board," with keen interest, particularly since I serve on a number of boards that apparently failed in this regard.

The New CEO at Yahoo is Urgent to Stop the Brain Drain

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

Seeing a VP engineering go to My Space and the director of search engineering go to Current TV -- and there are many of these -- tells the story of what's happening inside the company.

Hillary's $5 Million Dump Truck

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

When Obama said Republicans would find a "whole dump truck" of dirt on Hillary Clinton he knew what he was talking about. She just poured $5 million into its tank.