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Board Practices Report

Perspectives from the boardroom

This report, published by the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and in collaboration with Deloitte LLP's Center for Corporate Governance, presents results from a survey of the Society’s membership of US public companies. A number of board governance areas were covered, including activism, risk, and board refreshment. Findings show that strategy tops the list of 2015 board priorities, that there is a slight decline in companies approached by a shareholder activist, and that women on boards is increasing, among others.

2014 Board Practices Report

The "2014 Board Practices Report: Perspectives from the boardroom" presents findings from a survey covering a number of board governance areas, including:

  • Board composition
  • Strategy and risk
  • Board committees
  • Shareholder engagement and activism
  • Sustainability

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About the report

The "2014 Board Practices Report: Perspectives from the boardroom" is the ninth edition published by the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. The report presents findings from a July 2014 survey of the Society’s membership, which includes individuals from more than 1,200 public companies of varying sizes and industries. The questions cover 16 board governance areas, including established board practices and new trends.

The report and its accompanying questionnaire were developed with Deloitte LLP’s Center for Corporate Governance.

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