Corporate Governance

6 Items for the Top of Every Board's Agenda Premium

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The role of boards of directors is in the spotlight. Can boards do a better job at protecting their companies? There's certainly good reason to think so. Today, some experts are calling for tougher regulations on boards and a larger role for shareholders in key strategic decision-making. Others advocate for more professional board directors. Neither of these solutions is enough. What is needed is a clearer vision of the firm's overarching purpose, as well as aligning and measuring its long-term success. Also required is a drastic rethink of how the board can add long-term value to the company it serves. Such changes will be necessary not only to shape up corporate governance practices, but also to safeguard the future of capitalism itself.
Bibliographic citation: Canals, Jordi, "6 Items for the Top of Every Board's Agenda: Renewing the Board's Mission", IESE Insight, No. 21, Second Quarter 2014, pp 37 - 43

Reference: 10.15581/002.ART-2563 (DOI)
Date: 15/06/2014
Author(s): Canals, Jordi
Document type: Non-refereed article
Languages: Spanish / English
Company(ies): Hewlett-Packard, Barclays, Bank of America, Danone, Unilever, Telefónica, BBVA, Nestlé, Infosys