Governance

Keep up to date on the most recent governance developments

Governance insights: February 10, 2016

02/10/16

The latest edition reports that proxy access will continue to be a hot issue in 2016.

Directors and IT

02/05/16

Overseeing a company's information technology activities remains a significant concern for today's boards of directors.

Proxy season is upon us: Is it time to enhance audit committee disclosures?

02/03/16

Proxy season is here, and time to address the audit committee's responsibility to evaluate its public disclosures.

Center for Board Governance Quarterly - Preparing for what’s next on the agendas at the SEC, PCAOB and FASB - Webcast replay

02/02/16

In this recorded webcast, we discuss and offer key insights on the active regulatory and standard-setting agendas, the current environment, and emerging issues being addressed by the SEC, PCAOB and FASB.

Want to be your own activist? What directors need to know

01/25/16

Shareholder activism is on the rise. By focusing on long-term shareholder value creation, directors can help companies avoid the disruption that an activist agenda would bring.

BoardroomDirect: Update on current board issues - January 2016

01/19/16

This issue of BoardroomDirect® includes a brief article on a US GAO study that found it would take 40 years for women and men to have equal representation on public boards. Also, there is news about possible political spending disclosure rules taking a hit in court and in Congress, ISS’ latest FAQs on proxy access issues, FASB’s new guidance on financial instruments, and the Center for Audit Quality’s new principles-based framework for auditing fair value measurements.

In the loop: Spin-off transactions - Governance considerations

01/06/16

Spin-offs have seen a resurgence in recent years. Learn about the governance issues associated with these transactions.

Board governance: Higher expectations, but better practices?

01/05/16

Our detailed survey and analysis of the US's largest banks.

BoardroomDirect: Update on current board issues - December 2015

12/22/15

This issue of BoardroomDirect® includes a short article on NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s efforts to make corporate boards more diverse a year after taking on proxy access. There is also news about NASDAQ mulling changes to its shareholder approval rules, CII issuing a report on its shareholder engagement roundtable, ISS updating its QuickScore corporate governance metric, PCAOB adopting an audit engagement partner naming rule, and highlights of the 2015 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments.

Regulatory and standard-setting developments - December 2015

12/17/15

PwC has compiled a summary of activities of the PCAOB, SEC, and FASB, and related international developments.