This eBook is a compilation of blogs that I have written about the importance of having a strategic approach to board composition and diversity. With board quotas being a hot topic around the globe, I have also written extensively about the current situation (as of early 2015). I have also written about the four types of boards that one can consider joining, and I am sharing some tips and guidance for each of the four boards, based on my experience supporting boards, executives, executive directors and CEOs.
This eBook is timely. As shared by Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulations (18 April 2015), based on a publication by the EY Center for Board Matters: “Heading into the 2015 proxy season, board composition and renewal are once again in the spotlight for a number of reasons.
- Investors increasingly seek confirmation that boards have the skill sets and expertise needed to provide strategic counsel and oversee key risks facing the company, including environmental and social risks.
- The continued lack of turnover on many boards and slow progress on increasing diversity, including by gender and ethnicity, are bringing director tenure and board succession planning under scrutiny.
- A new widespread push for proxy access could make it easier for shareholders to nominate their own candidates to the board.”
Board composition and good governance are subjects close to my heart, and I hope this short and substantive guide to getting them right will be a valuable resource.
Thank you for taking the time to read this eBook. I invite you to share it as you see appropriate so that together we increase awareness and focus on optimal board composition. I also invite you to download my first eBook, Board Basics, and to follow me on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/JohanneBouchard.
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