Board committee resources

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Board committees play a critical role in the oversight of public companies. Corporate directors must understand leading committee practices, and need to stay up-to-date on the fast changing governance landscape. 

The Governance Insights Center makes it easy to find the latest research, insights, tools and perspectives on hot topics the audit committee, compensation committee and nominating and governance committee need to know about.

 

Board committees

Audit committee resources

All publicly-traded companies in the United States must have a qualified audit committee as part of their board of directors. The important role of the audit committee includes oversight of financial reporting, monitoring compliance, accounting policies and risk management oversight. Increasingly, audit committees are being tasked with oversight of IT and cybersecurity.

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Compensation committee resources

What is the purpose of a compensation committee on the board of directors? Their role is to oversee compensation plans for the CEO and the company’s other senior executives. Topics of focus for the committee may include say on pay, executive performance targets, disclosures relating to compensation, shareholder communications on pay and CEO succession planning.

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Nominating and governance committee resources

The nominating and governance committee takes the lead in identifying director candidates, organizing board and committee membership, recommending governance principles and practices and takes the lead on board self-assessments.

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