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While long-term preparation is key for succession planning, the board can assess whether it is ready to address any sudden unplanned departures. It is a best practice to develop an emergency succession plan that identifies an interim candidate (such as the CFO, the COO or relevant board members) who can...
A successful AGM requires year-round consultation, preparation, and planning. Companies that are unprepared may be surprised by recommendations from proxy advisors, new regulation changes and how their shareholders vote....
Organizations are under increasing pressure to create holistic approaches to sustainability and broader Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies to meet regulatory requirements and societal and investor expectations. At the same time...
In 2022, the CAQ added four new questions. Two focus on digging deeper into how audit committees execute their oversight responsibilities. We believe there is room for improvement for audit committees to provide more tailored disclosures to provide transparency about how and...
Global research indicates that companies in North America are less committed to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) engagement than those in Europe and Asia-Pacific. For boards seeking to improve their ESG engagement...