BoardroomDirect: Update on current board issues - September 2013

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Corporate Governance Series 10/03/2013 by Center for Board Governance
BoardroomDirect: Update on current board issues - September 2013

At a glance

This issue of BoardroomDirect® breaks down the results of PwC’s 2013 Annual Corporate Directors Survey in the backdrop of an evolving landscape, reports on the SEC’s newly proposed CEO pay ratio rules, describes the decision by ISS to include director tenure in its 2013-2014 investor survey, and gives the latest on the FASB/IASB lease accounting proposal.

This issue of BoardroomDirect® breaks down the results of PwC’s 2013 Annual Corporate Directors Survey in the backdrop of an evolving landscape, reports on the SEC’s newly proposed CEO pay ratio rules, describes the decision by ISS to include director tenure in its 2013-2014 investor survey, and gives the latest on the FASB/IASB lease accounting proposal.

Issue in focus: PwC’s 2013 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

Boards confront an evolving landscape

There is unprecedented change in the corporate governance world: new perspectives on boardroom composition, higher levels of stakeholder engagement, more emphasis on emerging risks and strategies, and an increasing velocity of change in the digital world. These factors, coupled with calls for enhanced transparency around governance practices and reporting, the very active regulatory and lawmaking environment, and the perceived increased influence of proxy advisors are all accelerating evolution in the boardroom. In some cases, even a revolution.

The following are some of the insights from Boards confront an evolving landscape: PwC’s 2013 Annual Corporate Directors Survey. During the summer, 934 public company directors responded to survey questions. Of those directors, 70% serve on the boards of companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue.

To read the results of this year’s survey, click on each of the following category links: Board composition and behavior, IT oversight, Executive compensation, Stakeholder communications, Strategy and risk management, Regulatory and governance environment.

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