Committees : Governance

BD Article
article | April 20th, 2020

Pandemic Upends Annual Meetings, Forcing Virtual Plan Bs

The coronavirus has forced a number of corporations to make short-notice plans and contend with bylaws and regulators to move their annual meetings online.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
BD Article
article | April 6th, 2020

A Bank Board’s Role During a Pandemic

The role of the board, even in a crisis of this magnitude, is still to provide oversight rather than manage.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
BD Article
article | February 21st, 2020

One Bank’s Approach to Improving Its Culture

This board takes a more active role in developing its company culture.

By: Emily McCormick, vice president of research for Bank Director
BD Article
article | February 19th, 2020

Talking Too Much About Board Diversity

Two recent studies find that support for board diversity initiatives is declining — both inside the boardroom and among shareholders.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
article | January 20th, 2020

Board Governance For The New Year

The composition, size and age should all be keen focuses of board governance.

By: Alan J. Kaplan
BD Article
article | January 3rd, 2020

Why Board Culture Matters

A board is essentially a social entity whose culture is a reflection of its purpose and composition.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
article | October 25th, 2019

The Case for Appointing an Independent Chair

Bankers can learn a lesson from Boeing’s recent decision to split the role of chairman and CEO.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
view_point | October 17th, 2019

Revisiting the Importance of Documenting Board Oversight

The recent court case, Marchand v. Barnhill, should remind directors of what is required to fulfill their duty of loyalty and their responsibilities.

By: Christina Gattuso
Bank Services
article | September 12th, 2019

Best Practices for Onboarding New Directors

Joining a bank board doesn’t have to be a confusing experience for new members. Here are some practical takeaways for creating thoughtful, educational onboarding programs.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
viewpoint | July 17th, 2019

Board Compensation, Diversity Under Scrutiny

Large institutional investors, proxy advisory firms and legislators are beginning to put significant focus on board diversity.

By: Dan Kaufman, Jim Kzirian