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Board Practices Report

Common threads across boardrooms

The 11th edition of the Board Practices Report, a collaborative effort between Deloitte LLP’s Center for Board Effectiveness and the Society for Corporate Governance (Society), presents findings from a survey distributed to the public company members of the Society during the fourth quarter of 2018. The report’s theme, “Common threads across boardrooms,” illustrates a focus on the threads—or board and board committee practices and oversight motifs—that are woven together to create what governance is today, such as culture, talent, strategy, risk, technology, innovation, and board governance.

Board Practices Report

Board Practices Report: Common threads across boardrooms, provides extensive 2018 data on current issues and trends in a wide variety of corporate governance areas, including some of the most pressing issues companies face in the current environment.

Key topics include:

  • Board diversity and refreshment
  • How boards and/or committees monitor, evaluate, and participate in their company’s culture and behavior
  • Allocation of risk
  • Social media practices
  • Shareholder engagement

Download the full report of survey findings, or read on for key findings.

Key findings

About the report

This is the 11th edition of the Board Practices Report. It presents findings from a survey distributed in the fourth quarter of 2018 to the public company members of the Society. The survey contained approximately 40 questions covering core and emerging board and board committee practices. Survey results are presented for all companies in total, and in the appendix by market capitalization and by financial services and non-financial services industries. The questions and this report were developed jointly by the Society and the Deloitte Center for Board Effectiveness.

The data provided in response to the survey were presented and analyzed anonymously. The responses and results cannot be attributed to a specific company or companies individually or collectively.

A total of 102 individuals participated in the entire survey. In some cases, percentages may not total 100 due to rounding and/or a question that allowed respondents to select multiple choices.

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