IESE Insight
6 Items for the Top of Every Board's Agenda
Fecha: 15/06/2014
Autor / es: Canals, Jordi
Tipo de documento: Non-refereed article
Áreas: Corporate Governance
Idiomas: Spanish / English
Empresa/s: Hewlett-Packard, Barclays, Bank of America, Danone, Unilever, Telefónica, BBVA, Nestlé, Infosys
Cita bibliográfica: 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
Referencia: 10.15581/002.ART-2563 (DOI)

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.

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