Five for Five

May 9th, 2013 | By

In the past five months, the NACD blog has received more than 15,000 views. Review the five most popular blog posts of the last five months to keep track of what directors find most important.

NACD Directorship 2020: Sustainability, Stakeholders, and Performance Metrics – Capitalism, and the role of the director, is changing–should the focus on “total shareholder return” shift to “total stakeholder return”?

Going Private? – In 2012, just 128 IPOs were made, a decrease from 154 IPOs in 2011. Last May, The Economist observed that this decline was part of a larger trend: the decline in popularity of the public company. Based on NACD surveys, see six key differences in the governance practices of public and private companies.

Discussion Topics for Compensation Committees in 2013 – Although numerous rules mandated by Dodd-Frank affecting the compensation committee have been implemented, directors still brace for those to come. As such, it is expected that compensation committees will maintain their focus on executive compensation in the coming year.

Alphabet Soup: A Director’s Guide to Financial Literacy and the ABCs of Accounting and Auditing – Can you keep track of accounting and auditing (A&A) acronyms? This handy guide provides tips for non-CPAs to achieve A&A literacy.

Investors Recommend Board Oversight of Trading Plans – New oversight responsibilities could be in store for directors. Although 10b5-1 trading plans have existed since 2000, a confluence of events has recently placed these plans in the regulatory spotlight.

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