Equilar and Nasdaq recently hosted the Board Leadership Forum in New York. This segment features highlights and key takeaways from the various panels of experts who took part in the Forum.
The dynamics of a board in today’s corporate America are critical in ensuring sound business operations. The investor community places a strong emphasis on transparency and accountability on boardrooms, and this has led to corporate directors facing mounting pressure to address several governance decisions and strategic initiatives head first.
With these trends in mind, the Forum addressed strategies to empower participants to build higher-performing boards through improved processes, strengthened director evaluations and recruitment efforts, and more effective shareholder engagement. The Forum featured panels that addressed CEO transitions, board succession planning, strategic shareholder engagement and more.
“Amidst rapid innovation, companies must be nimble in order to stay relevant.”
“A key foundation for meaningful engagement is the proxy statement. It should be treated as a communications tool between issuers and shareholders.”