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    1. 10 Ways Boards Can Act on Sustainability in 2022

      10 Ways Boards Can Act on Sustainability in 2022

      We have some optimistic news to kick off 2022: Climate change is at long last on the corporate-governance agenda, according to our research. When we surveyed 301 directors of companies headquartered in 43 countries, three-quarters of our respondents said they recognize climate as very important to their companies’ strategic success...

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    2. Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident

      Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident

      A number of governments (notably those in India, California, and parts of Europe) are pushing for greater female representation in the boardroom. And several studies suggest why: Having women on the board results better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders. What’s less clear is why these effects happen...

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    3. Back Channels in the Boardroom

      Back Channels in the Boardroom

      The agendas of company boards are so packed that it’s hard to get to every question and concern during regular meetings. So between meetings, directors do what members of a team always do in this situation: They start having conversations on the side. Conducted properly, side discussions allow directors to work together efficiently—to trade opinions, share information, and exert influence...

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    4. CEOs with Diverse Networks Create Higher Firm Value

      CEOs with Diverse Networks Create Higher Firm Value

      To estimate the effect of a CEO's social network's diversity on their firm's value, we used ordinary least square regression models to control for other variables that could potentially change firm value, such as firm size, profitability, financial leverage, investment intensity, and corporate governance .

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    5. Research: Could Machine Learning Help Companies Select Better Board Directors?

      Research: Could Machine Learning Help Companies Select Better Board Directors?

      These techniques are rapidly changing many industries — could they also improve corporate governance ? To explore that question, we conducted a study of how machine learning might be used to select board directors, and how the selected directors might differ from those selected by management.

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