2019 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index

Now in its 34th year, the U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index examines the latest data and trends in board composition, board governance practices and director compensation among S&P 500 companies. Find the highlights and full report below.

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PwC’s 2019 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

PwC’s 2019 Annual Corporate Directors Survey, which collected the views of over 700 public company directors, shows that directors themselves feel a record level of dissatisfaction with their peers. Corporate boards, however, are famously slow to turn over.

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How Should Corporate Boards Evaluate Their Effectiveness?

George Anderson, partner at Spencer Stuart, explores with TK Kerstetter on Inside America’s Boardrooms how board culture and the board succession planning process play a key role in enhancing board performance.

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The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization

Asia is increasingly the center of the world economy. By 2040, the region could account for more than half of global GDP and about 40 percent of global consumption. This new paper builds on the McKinsey Global Institute’s research on globalisation in January 2019 by examining Asia’s rise on eight dimensions incorporating 16 types of…

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Board monitor Europe 2019

Heidrick & Struggles examine a range of data on the background and experience of newly appointed independent, non-executive directors, by region and country, compared with past years. As the boards of Europe’s public companies strive to do more than ever to meet a challenging business environment, diversity of board members’ background and experience is key…

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Risk in focus: hot topics for internal auditors

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors: Risk in Focus, is an annual barometer of what CAEs perceive as their organisations’ risk priorities and what is preoccupying their thinking as they prepare their forthcoming audit plans.

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Accounting for Climate: The Next Frontier in ESG

S&P Global report: As investors and companies increasingly weigh climate risk into their investment decisions and strategic direction, the question persists whether regulatory or market-based solutions offer a better path forward. Scenario analysis based on scientific research indicates that climate risk will begin to impact global growth in the near future. An uncoordinated regulatory response…

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Setting the pace or keeping up — is your board future-fit?

Discover six new or improved practices your board can adopt to become future-fit. In a technology-enabled transformative age, businesses have moved outside of traditional capabilities and continue to explore new business models and ways of working, including in the boardroom. To keep pace, boards need to reshape and reimagine their roles in order to ensure…

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Impact of ESG disclosures

Companies are subject to an increasing set of non-financial reporting requirements relating to ESG factors. A swathe of new requirements will soon impact the investment and lending appetites of EU financial institutions. Coupled with increasing investor demands, these new rules could have a profound impact on companies’ ability to raise capital, within the EU and…

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Back Channels in the Boardroom

Side conversations can be enormously valuable. Conducted properly, they allow teams to work together smoothly and efficiently. Conducted improperly, they can encourage political manoeuvring, marginalise members with key expertise, foster inappropriate alliances, and lead to poor decisions. Harvard Business Review combined large-scale surveys with in-depth interviews and discuss how boards should handle these important back channels of communication.

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