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    2. Dysfunction in the Boardroom

      Dysfunction in the Boardroom
      For years women have sought greater representation on corporate boards. And most boards say they want more diversity. So why did women hold only 16.6% ofFortune500 board seats in 2012? And why, for the past six years, has that percentage been relatively flat, increasing by just two points, according to data from the research firm Catalyst?
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    3. Research: Could Machine Learning Help Companies Select Better Board Directors?

      Research: Could Machine Learning Help Companies Select Better Board Directors?
      Ever since Adam Smith publishedThe Wealth of Nationsin 1776, observers have bemoaned boards of directors as being ineffective as both monitors and advisors of management. Because a CEO often effectively controls the director selection process,he will tend to choose directors who are unlikely to oppose him, and who are unlikely to provide the diverse perspectives necessary to maximize firm value. Institutional investors often are critical of CEOs influence over ...
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    4. Innovation Should Be a Top Priority for Boards. So Why Isn’t It?

      Innovation Should Be a Top Priority for Boards. So Why Isn’t It?
      Corporate directors and executives alike recognize that todays pace of change continues to accelerate and that firms need to innovate to stay ahead. But are boards doing enough to support innovation, as they should? We conducted a surveyof over 5,000 board members from around the world to find out...
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    5. The Structure of Board Committees

      The Structure of Board Committees
      Despite the central role of boards in corporate governance, there has been relatively little understanding of their internal organization, specifically the structure of board committees. Using a dataset of over 6,000 firms, the authors find that committee activity, especially the number of committees, has been stable over time. Most of the familiar non-required board committees are rarely used. The majority of directors sit on multiple committees. The benefits and ...
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    1. PwC's Center for Board Governance has an unmatched breadth and depth of expertise in governance that we apply for the benefit of companies and their shareholders, the capital markets and as part of PwC's commitment to quality.
      In PwC Names Mary Ann Cloyd to Lead its Center for Board Governance
    2. If you look at the modern thought process around board governance, the title of chair is not the key.
      Brian Moynihan in BofA CEO Calls Board Decision on Chairman ‘Right Thing To Do’
    3. We take our responsibilities with regard to corporate governance very seriously particularly in areas such as executive pay, board governance, employee diversity, audit management and relations with external stakeholders.
      In GlaxoSmithKline Falls to Bottom of Good Governance Survey