There isn’t much question that the spotlight will shine brighter on boards in 2017, even if we see some rollback in regulations associated with the new administration. Investors will command greater transparency as boards are encouraged to address governance issues quickly so that more boardroom time can be spent on strategy and growing shareholder value.
This top 20 list serves as a refresher on what boards should be talking about and, in some cases, acting on in 2017. The list is not in order of importance, but up-to-date corporate secretaries and board members should have no problem prioritizing the issues. I want to give a special shout-out to the corporate attorneys at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, who annually supplement my governance knowledge base by sharing and publishing trends they see in their corporate boardroom dealings.
TK Kerstetter is the CEO of Boardroom Resources LLC and is a second generation pioneer of governance thought leadership and board education. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.