Sponsor Thought Leadership April 19, 2024

WCD Sponsor Thought Leadership: April 2024

The following is a culmination of thought leadership provided by WCD’s global sponsors for April 2024. WCD’s sponsors provide expert thought leadership and insights into best practices for board governance and committees, spanning topics such as technology, climate, and board composition.


Is your board keeping up with diversity disclosures?
Over two-thirds of Russell 3000 companies disclose the racial/ethnic categories with which their directors self-identify. Access the KPMG Board Diversity Disclosure Benchmarking tool to compare diversity disclosure practices by sector, index, and company size. Read more.

Materiality and reporting for cyber disclosures
KPMG Audit provides guidelines for navigating materiality considerations and cybersecurity reporting in line with the SEC’s final cybersecurity disclosure rules. Read more.

Physical Security: New CA Workplace Law
Emerging Physical Security Laws: Get Ready to Navigate the Changes! California sets the stage for enhanced employee safety with a first-in-kind law aimed at workplace security. Click to read who the law applies to and what it requires. Read more.

SEC climate-related disclosure: Final rule overview
KPMG Regulatory Insights breaks down the components of the highly anticipated SEC final climate disclosure rule, including implications for board oversight. Read more.



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Case Study: CEO Evaluation Facilitates Dialog and Development
A global, public company board and its CEO look for a clear and actionable executive assessment process. Read on.

AI’s Impact on Organizational Structure and Investments
Read the results from a recent Pearl Meyer Quick Poll on AI that point to a few emerging trends and uncover some surprising data points.

Biopharma Fundraising and the Related Compensation Considerations
After a new funding round, three specific compensation questions must be addressed. Read more.

The Founder’s Journey
How can a visionary CEO develop the leadership skills needed to move their business into its next phase? Find Out.



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2023 CEO Transitions in Europe
Spencer Stuart has analysed every CEO transition since 2010 in the major European stock indices. Click here for Spencer Stuart’s breakdown of what the numbers mean for you as a board director, CEO, or CHRO.

Boards Around the World: A Changing Landscape
Spencer Stuart’s latest edition of Boards Around the World explores how boards of public companies around the world compare on governance measures. Read on.

6 Trends for Board Directors Shaping 2024
Spencer Stuart’s North American Board Practice recently convened a series of breakfast discussions with board directors about the challenges facing boards today, the changes seen in boardrooms, and how boards can prepare for the 2024 proxy season. Spencer Stuart has captured a few of those trends, and key questions for boards as they consider the issues in their latest piece. Click here to learn more.

What Your Team’s Not Telling You
Three steps for CEOs to accelerate the performance of their team and company. Read on.

The rise of the chief artificial intelligence officer
When it comes to hiring another senior technology leader, chief executives could be forgiven for letting out a weary sigh and expressing some initial skepticism. Do organizations really need to hire a chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO) too? Read the latest from Spencer Stuart to learn the answer.

Strategic Alignment in the GenAI Era: Guiding the Executive Committee for Success
The consequences of watching from the sidelines as GenAI innovations unfold are potentially severe for boards and executives. Very few of whom have established an agreed-upon strategic intent for GenAI despite underwriting large investments. Spencer Stuart aims to outline how leaders can prepare, ask the right questions, and set up a successful entrance into the era of GenAI. Read on.


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SEC’s Final Climate-Related Disclosure Rules
After much anticipation, on March 6, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission released its Final Rule—The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors—mandating climate-related disclosures by public companies. Read more on the final ruling here.

‘There is more understanding now’ – how firms are supporting staff with fertility challenges
For International Women’s Day, Vinson & Elkins Europe head of international disputes, Louise Woods, discusses how her firm has created a more inclusive workplace for staff facing fertility issues and baby loss. To read the article, click here.

Mind Matters: Louise Woods on Mental Health, Neural Diversity, Support, and Motherhood
Louise Woods, Partner and Head of International Disputes – Europe at Vinson & Elkins, discusses the intersection of professional and personal well-being in a video interview for myArbitration. Click here to watch the interview.



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Credit Conditions
S&P Global’s regional and global Credit Conditions Committees—and the research publications they produce—provide financial market participants around the world with an essential resource for identifying and understanding prevailing and potential credit risks. Access the research.

Private Markets Monthly, March 2024: Private Capital Is Powering The Energy Transition
Private Markets Monthly is a research offering from S&P Global Ratings, providing insightful interviews with subject matter experts on what matters most across private markets. Read the insights from March 2024.

Leveraged Finance: Adding Up: EBITDA Addback Study Shows Moderate Improvement In Earnings Projection Accuracy
S&P Global shares the sixth annual analysis of EBITDA addback. Read on.

Sustainability Insights Research: Risky Business: Companies’ Progress On Adapting To Climate Change
Download the ‘Sustainability Insights Research’ from S&P Global here.



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Q4 2023 Equilar Gender Diversity Index
The latest edition of the Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) highlights key findings through the path towards achieving gender parity on Russell 3000 boards. Read the report here.


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