Corporate Director's Guidebook, Seventh Edition

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    Corporate Director's Guidebook, Seventh Edition

    Corporate Director's Guidebook, Seventh Edition

    By Corporate Laws

    This seventh edition provides concise, practical guidance to corporate directors in meeting their responsibilities. It focuses on the role of the individual director in the context of the duties and functions of the board and its key committees: audit, nominating and governance, and compensation. The goal of this guide is to help directors effectively fulfill their duties to the corporation.

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    Relevant to all corporate directors, this updated guidebook explores the role of directors in the ever-evolving area of engagement between a corporation and its shareholders. Director decisions and oversight responsibilities continue to be subject to a significant level of public and shareholder scrutiny. To help directors engage in effective oversight and decision-making processes, as well as effectively fulfill their duties to the corporation, this seventh edition discusses:

    • What to consider when joining a board
    • Duties of the corporate director
    • Tension between long-term strategies for growth and the interests of investors with a short-term focus
    • Corporate responsibility and social goals in long-term value creation
    • Sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance
    • Employee safety, welfare, and talent development
    • Board composition, refreshment, diversity, skills, and compensation
    • Executive compensation design, particularly as it relates to performance and risk
    • Risk management, including processes for identification, assessment, and mitigation
    • Crisis preparedness, including natural and technological crises as well as reputational risks from any inappropriate, unethical, or illegal behavior of executives or other constituents of the corporation
    • Fiduciary duties and best practices in mergers and acquisitions (whether negotiated or unsolicited)
    • And much more!

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    1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

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