BoardMatters Quarterly, September 2012
Women are slowly making their way into the boardroom.
In the early 1990s, few investors pressed companies on environmental, social or governance issues, and not many women served on corporate boards. The Clinton health care plan failed to pass, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) didn’t exist.
Now in 2012, investors increasingly are working together to press companies on governance issues, and women are slowly making their way into the boardroom. This summer, the US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (the ACA), while SOX turned 10.
All of these developments and others have dramatically changed the corporate governance landscape and given boards a lot more to think about.
In this edition, we explore these developments and other issues facing corporate boards today.
In this issue:
Effectiveness and accountability in the boardroom
Kellogg School of Management, Corporate Governance Program, 9-12 December 2012
Ernst & Young and Kellogg School of Management invite you to attend this corporate governance program that explores boardroom dynamics and compliance to long-term strategy.
Four key trends of the 2012 proxy season
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