In this 30-minute LinkedIn interview between Daniela Liscio and Bev Behan (who Courtney Kamlet and I also interviewed late last year for our “Women Governance Trailblazers” podcast), Bev says that the speed and surprise of the Musk/Twitter deal underscores the importance of staying alert to corporate governance practices, director skill sets, and vulnerabilities.
According to Bev, the bottom line is that no matter how safe your board might feel, unanticipated “black swan” events can and will happen. Whether you’re dealing with a small or large company, difficult discussions that the board thought would be private may come to light – and their decisions will be heavily scrutinized with 20/20 hindsight. The fallout of that can go beyond shareholder value and affect director reputations.
To arm yourself – and your board – with the info you’ll need, make sure to register for our upcoming “Proxy Disclosure & Executive Compensation Conferences” – coming up virtually October 12-14. Among other critical topics, our agenda includes:
– “Protecting Your Board from the Next Maelstrom” – featuring Soundboard Governance’s Doug Chia, Gibson Dunn’s Beth Ising, Cozen O’Connor’s Kathy Jaffari, and Digimarc’s Board and Nom/Gov & Sustainability Committee Chair Alicia Syrett
– “ESG Disclosures – Staying Out of Hot Water” – with Prudential’s Peggy Foran, MoFo’s Dave Lynn, Skadden’s Brian Breheny and Wachtell’s Leo Strine, Jr.
In addition, join us for the “1st Annual Practical ESG Conference.” For both of these events (which can be bundled together for a discount), our seasoned and diverse speakers will be sharing practical guidance in a fast-moving format. Sign up online, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-737-1271.
Sign up today for the best rate, because our “Early Bird” pricing ends June 10th!
– Liz Dunshee