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Business & Politics: Navigating Uncertainty During the 2020 Campaign

We partnered with New York University Washington, DC, for a panel discussion featuring professionals who work at the nexus of business and politics to explore what corporations need to watch for over the next year. The full recording can be found here.

Webinar – Why Compensation Alignment Still Matters in Governance

Senior Counselor Eileen Cohen and Farient Advisors LLC Partner Marc Hodak recently discussed a more holistic way to look at and communicate executive compensation. Watch their full webinar now.

Getting Your Ducks in a Row for the Next CEO

As their list of responsibilities continues to grow in size and importance, Boards at times fail to focus on one of the tasks traditionally regarded as perhaps their most essential duty: CEO succession planning. In a recent piece for Ethical Boardroom, Abernathy MacGregor’s CEO Tom Johnson talks about purposeful planning in the boardroom.

Employee Advocacy on Environmental and Social Issues: Are Your Board and Management Team Prepared?

Corporate employees are increasingly likely to speak up about their employers’ actions (or lack thereof) on environmental and social issues. In a recent piece for Corporate Board Member, Abernathy MacGregor’s Kensey Biggs, Jeremy Jacobs, and Kendell Moore share insight on how companies can avoid becoming a target of their own employees.

Buybacks: Communications Considerations in the Current Environment

A recent proposal regarding corporate stock buybacks has reframed what has historically been viewed as a purely economic decision to more of a social issue, and corporate leaders and communicators may now need to grapple with the social repercussions of the financial decisions they make for capital allocation.