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BoardMatters Quarterly, September 2012

The new governance landscape

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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.

Women are slowly making their way into the boardroom.

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.

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