Partnering to Improve Business Success with Governance Excellence
We are pleased to announce our new strategic partner, Advantary, LLC, comprised of Advantaty Capital Partners and Advantary Services Group. The firm takes a long-term investment strategy in companies, boyouts and rollups, applying their expertise of the service group to take actions needed for transformation to maximinse sustainable long-term value.
Best practices in governance is a key element of such success. "We are delighted to work with Advantary businesses to ensure just that" notes Dr. Hamlin, Boardwise CEO.
The goal of this relationship is to share best practices in governance to foster long-term success with Advantary clients and to refer our members with interest for investment and operational support. Working together to create high-performing businesses is our joint goal.
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"I went through a 9 week Board Certification program,conducted by BoardWise that will enable me to serve on corporate Boards. The program brought into focus some of the advanced knowledge that Board members need to know - Cyber Security, Compliance with SEC and other federal organizations, DEI and various other topics. My interests lie in health care and/or biopharma companies in early to middle stages of growth.I want to thank Donna Hamlin for suggesting the program and all the great facilitators who conducted this program. I have served on many not-for-profit Boards (in leadership positions) in the Bay Area. This will lead me into my first foray into corporate boards - private or public. I am truly excited about this opportunity.
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Climate Change Hits the Boardroom
SEC Proposed Rules to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors Under Review Mean New Board Roles Ahead
In March,the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule changes that would require registrants to include certain climate-related disclosures in their registration statements and periodic reports, including information about climate-related risks that are reasonably likely to have a material impact on their business, results of operations, or financial condition, and certain climate-related financial statement metrics in a note to their audited financial statements. The required information about climate-related risks also would include disclosure of a registrant’s greenhouse gas emissions, which have become a commonly used metric to assess a registrant’s exposure to such risks.
The comment period for the SEC’s proposal ended on June 17th, setting an impressive record for both volume of responses (14,000 letters posted as received) and for the width of array of people, organizations, diverse groups and opinions, compared with any prior proposed rules. While the SEC proposal struck a nerve, the difference in views certainly suggests there is much work ahead to settle on public policy.
Nevertheless, we know it is an important topic to address. The impact of climate change hits companies on many fronts and it should cause companies to take climate change risks seriously. Studies repeatedly confirm that companies which take climate change risks seriously report better financial results and stock market performance than those who do not. Understanding what to track and what technology is the most useful to help companies oversee the impact and improvements is still new work for management and boards.
What Board Directors Should Consider
Should the SEC climate disclosure rules pass, climate risk oversight will be a key board agenda item.
It’s wise to start learning and preparing for this new area. Directors can begin discussing and understanding the relationship between climate impact, technology and business performance. Ask the strategic questions to understand the relationship among all the moving parts.
Secure expert guidance on how to analyze the climate risk fully and determine what are the most effective ways to oversee the risk over time. Weigh the risk of waiting and its long-term costs versus the costs and options for investments to manage the risk.
This is a new area of expertise for many board directors. Educating and preparing them will prepare them for their work ahead will be key. Take the time to engage experts to help directors, who will need to understand both the risks and the tools and technology that help them to provide solutions and effective oversite.
It is all right to be a novice director on the topic, as long as you are eager to learn. As Brian Barnier, our Boardwise risk management partner always reminds us, “to learn, learn first to ask the right questions. The right design comes from the answers to the questions.”
PREPARE FOR BOARD WORK AHEAD
Governance and director duties are growing as boards address simultaneous challenges on hot topics.
Cybersecuirty Risk ESG
DEI Artiial Intelligence Digital Transformation
Prepare yourself by registering for our Gold Standard upcoming Board Professional Expert Certification Program.
INITIAL ORIENTATION –assessment and personal one-one one video call with Boardwise expert
Participants complete an online Board Bona Fide® assessment to establish current board readiness. You have a one-hour private session with a board expert coach to review your profile; discuss what type of board is the best match and explore suggestions for how to achieve your goal to serve on a board.
GOVERNANCE EDUCATION SESSIONS– live educational sessions online
The live interactive program includes nine sessions, each of which is two hours.
Governance Sessions Topics
FUNDAMENTALS OF BOARD SERVICE
BOARD’S ROLE IN STRATEGY AND INNOVATION
BOARDS AND BIG DECISIONS: CYBER SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
BOARDS AND BIG DECISIONS: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DECISION-MAKING
BOARDS AND BIG DECISIONS: ROLE OF BOARDS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
THE CEO, YOUR BOARD STYLE AND BOARD DYNAMICS
SOLUTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CHALLENGES
Why This Program?
Taught by world-class global experts in corporate governance, you will:
Learn the latest in governance issues and how to manage them;
Prioritize board roles and responsibilities;
Understand the economic, legal, reputation and fiduciary responsibilities of directors;
Feel empowered to ask the right questions and make important decisions
Understand and improve your effectiveness on a board;
Learn about best practices forevaluating company financial and strategic performance;
Improve committee effectiveness and personal director contributions;
Consider ways to improve board mix, meeting effectiveness, relationships with shareholders and stakeholders and increase overall corporate reputation;
Compare practices and ideas with director colleagues from other companies who participate;
Become a more effective, knowledgeableleader in corporate governance.
Faculty for the Program
Dr. Donna Hamlin Professor Dr. Fred van Eenennaam
Jen McClure Marilyn Nagel
Join those board directors who understand: board learning is a permanent commitment.