Business leaders in every industry benefited from and gained greater insight into proposed legislation. Mary Moore Hamrick, chief public policy officer, Grant Thornton, and Chris William,Managing Director, Wells Fargo Private Client Group and executive producer and moderator, PBS program Carolina Business Review, translated regulatory and public policy positions into actionable tools to help businesses grow.
Our members and guests were able to gain insights on the evolution of board composition and related strategy after attending this event on May 22. They addressed the following questions:
Has your Board composition adapted with the evolving demands of stakeholders?
Evaluation | How do you know?
What are you doing about it?
What will your Board look like in 3 to 5 years, and will it be aligned with the evolving landscape?
Member and guests gathered on April 25 for an ESG - focused discussion led by Paul DeNicola, a Principal in PwC's Governance Insights Center.
Paul, Ray Cameron, Managing Director, BlackRock Investment Stewardship, and Doug Harmon, lead Partner of Parker Poe's Security & Corporate Governance Group, addressed questions about ESG that your board should be asking such as:
What is the ESG landscape and why do ESG related risks matter for business?
How does ESG affect your business strategy?
What do investors think about the importance of ESG?
What Standards and guidelines are emerging related to applying Enterprise Risk Management to ESG- related risks and reporting these risks in regulatory filings (ie SASB and COSO)?
We explored compliance programs from the boardâ€™s perspective, including the boardâ€™s role in compliance beyond setting the tone at the top. We explored the standards applied to board members for compliance program knowledge, effective ways to engage with compliance and practical ideas to consider as you engage with your executive team and CCO/CEO.
Join NACD, Willis Towers Watson and Womble Bond Dickinson for a look at current risk topics in the news and on boardroom agendas. The program will include discussion among subject-matter experts and directors of current risk topics: event- driven claims, pay equity, stock price volatility, M & A integration risk, social media, regulatory investigations and inquiries, privacy, and cyber risk
Program is built around the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Building the Strategic-Asset Board and explores how boards can position themselves to capably usher their companies into the future by focusing on continuous improvement. How will directors figure out how they can make themselves strategic assets to the companies they serve? How can directors instill a continuous-improvement ethos into the culture of the boardroom?
Digital is driving change at a pace many have not seen in their lifetime and Digital Transformation focuses on the disruption that is happening across all business sectors. Whether it's RPA, AI, VR, or Data Analytics, the mission is to help companies understand and embrace the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation and turn them into a disruptive advantage.
Researchers have explored the link between corporate culture and performance, and the key takeaway is: Healthy cultures pay off.
The oversight of culture is, by definition, a key board responsibility - the 2017 NACD Blue Ribbon Panel report on Culture is a call to action for directors to elevate the dialogue on culture (including culture in the boardroom) and help their organizations translate values into value.
Please join Mike McGuire, CEO, Grant Thornton LLP for an evening exploring guidance and tools for directors on this topic.