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Good governance isn’t just one thing. In a changing digital age, governance now encompasses proper use of boardroom technology to help elevate the decisions of an institution to best meet the needs of the corporate world in which they reside. In short, corporate governance or is the standard of rules that allows organizations to ensure that they are serving the needs of their shareholders, stakeholders, management team and customers effectively and responsibly.

From being an effective board to ethical conduct to an openness to innovation to complying with regulations, boards now face the onerous task of strategically leading the governance of their respective organizations into an increasingly digital world.

What Is the Role of a Nonprofit Advisory Board?

To gain a better understanding of the role of nonprofit advisory boards, it helps to…

What Does the Steering Committee Do?

Large and ongoing projects don’t stay on track on their own. A steering committee guides…

Governance Committee’s Role in Corporate Governance

Many words or terms describe the financial marketplace over the past decade — evolving, volatile,…

The Board’s Involvement in Financial Accounting

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

Best Practices for Shareholder Activism

In past years, activists had a reputation for being corporate raiders. Times are changing, and…

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…

An ESG Checklist for Boards in 2019

Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) issues have gained increasing attention over the past several years…

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…