On behalf of the Equilar Team, I hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy through these challenging and unprecedented times.
At the start of the year, waves of optimism filled the air as the world entered the much anticipated new decade. The U.S. economy was thriving, and companies across Corporate America were coming off their strongest financial performance yet. Within a matter of a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to society and severely impacted all aspects of life, including much of Corporate America.
On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation is in the midst of a movement focused on ending racial inequality. Without question, investors will play close attention to how companies react and respond to the crisis and current events. Therefore, it is critical for companies to maintain sound governance philosophies.
With this in mind, our current issue of C-Suite delves into the many nuances that companies face as they navigate through these uncertain times. Stan McChrystal, retired U.S. Army General and Founder and CEO of McChrystal Group, and Chris Fussell, Former Navy SEAL and President of McChrystal Group, discuss how leaders can adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, particularly as organizations continue operations in a remote environment.
Our cover story highlights the greatest risks that companies will encounter as they confront this era of the “Black Swan.” Barry Williams, a retired board director who has served on 14 corporate boards during his illustrious career, shares findings from his “Black Corporate Directors Time Capsule Project” and insight into why diversity matters in the boardroom, particularly in today’s world.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or suggestions.
CEO and Founder, Equilar