Diligent Blog

In a changing political and business landscape, a board of directors has never been as important as it is now. In order for the board of directors to be effective, there are certain boardroom best practices that should be followed - from proper orientation for a new member of the board to social dynamics among board members to shareholder engagement with the board.

Directors, corporate secretaries and general counsels are tasked with making board meetings as productive as possible - both through the use of technology in the boardroom, stronger agenda building and the creation of more follow-up items for committees and beyond.

The Board’s Involvement in Financial Accounting

A corporate board of directors essentially has two areas of responsibility pertaining to financial accounting.

Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism

Corporate governance is a mutually accepted set of practices and principles for running successful corporations.

How to Write a Motion for a Board Meeting

The best three words to characterize a well-written board meeting motion are…

What Boards Should Be Planning for in 2019

It may be difficult for some to fathom that it has been an entire decade…

Best Practices for Board Refreshment and Board Composition

As the financial sector begins to enter a stage of regrowth and rebuilding, financial experts,…

Creating More Transparency for Board Engagement and Disclosures

The principles of accountability, transparency and engagement have always applied to best practices for good…

How to Create a Standard for Executive Pay for Performance

The premise behind pay for performance is essentially equal pay for work of equal value.

Best Practices for Board of Directors’ Re-Election

The heart of a board’s effectiveness lies in the quality of its composition. Boards have…

Creating an ESG Plan

People from every facet of family, society and business are becoming increasingly concerned about the…

How to Improve Board Effectiveness

As regulators and legislators hold boards of directors more accountable for their duties and responsibilities,…