Sponsor Thought Leadership May 31, 2024

WCD Sponsor Thought Leadership: May 2024

The following is a culmination of thought leadership provided by WCD’s global sponsors for May 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.


NIST Draft AI Guidance, Report, and Global Plan
More NIST AI activity! A flurry of releases spanning risk management, software security, synthetic content, and global standards. A quick comment period means that frameworks and standards are coming – check out what it means in this fast-moving AI regulatory space. Read more.
KPMG Regulatory Insights

Directors Quarterly: April 2024
In this edition of Directors Quarterly, KPMG BLC provides an update on SEC and PCAOB developments, findings from a director survey and webcast on generative AI, insights on how independent directors add value to private company boards, and more. Download.

Asian board representation grows
The percentage of public Fortune 1000 board seats held by Asian directors increased to 6.4% in 2023 from 4.0% in 2020; however, 54% of these companies do not have an Asian director on the board. Read more.

Improving your search for the next CEO
Revisit KPMG’s interview with author and professor Tyler Cowen, who reveals the biggest mistakes many boards make when it comes to talent searches. Read more.

How can independent directors add value?
The KPMG BLC spoke with private company directors and executives about how to successfully tap into the value of independent directors. Read more.

The KPMG Board Leadership Center (BLC) champions outstanding corporate governance to drive long-term value and enhance stakeholder confidence. To subscribe to KPMG’s Board Leadership Weekly and Directors Quarterly newsletter, click here.



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A Standard Board Assessment Process is No Longer Enough
How to get started framing an evaluation that can help the board improve its collaboration and effectiveness. Learn more.

FTC Issues Final Rule Generally Banning All Noncompetes in the United States
Details on the Final Rule, which has potentially broad and dramatic implications for almost all US employers, and how you can prepare. Read on.

Aligning on AI in the Boardroom: Connecting Leadership, Change Management, and Executive Compensation
Three areas where directors can establish common ground with management teams and set the stage for effective AI goals. Find out more.

Leading into Tomorrow: The New Qualities of a CEO
Ongoing complexity has brought about an expanded view of the leadership attributes CEOs need to be successful. Click here to learn more.


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Spencer Stuart Director Pulse Survey: Specialized Directors
Corporate boards today are providing oversight to an ever-expanding set of issues — from the impact of technology like AI to cybersecurity risks to regulatory and talent concerns, to name a few. Yet populating boards with the right portfolio of skills is a balancing act. Read the findings from Spencer Stuart on the range of skills boards are searching for in incoming directors.

Advice to New CEOs Building Their Team: Lead with Purpose, Embody Culture & Be Decisive
How new CEOs can establish a high-performing top team to accelerate performance. Learn more.


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Finance in Focus: Fostering a Forward-Thinking Practice
In this edition of V&E+, Vinson & Elkins Partners Caitlin Turner and Lucy Jenkins sit down for a conversation on the firm’s thriving Finance practice, the market trends they’re watching, and the career principles they live by. Access the insights.

Keith Fullenweider on Wharton Business Daily
Chairman of Vinson & Elkins – Growth and Development of Renewable Energy, Keith Fullenweider, sits down with Wharton Business Daily to discuss the future of renewable energies. Listen now.

Renewable Energy SmartPod: Inflation Reduction Act Tax Trends Begin to Take Shape
Lauren Collins talks with the Renewable Energy SmartPod about the Inflation Reduction Act and how companies are creating new trends by leveraging certain tax incentives. Dive deeper.



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Global Economic Update: Policy And Exchange Rate Forecasts Revised On New Fed Funds Rate Expectations
Read the latest Global Economic Update here.

Private Markets Monthly, April 2024: Private Credit Is A Growing Segment Of Nonbank Finance
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 April edition.

White Paper: Assessing How Megatrends May Influence Credit Ratings
In this White Paper, S&P Global Ratings outlines key concepts that help it assess the credit materiality of megatrends and how that credit materiality might influence credit ratings, now and in the future. Download the report.

CreditWeek: How Does Iran’s Attack On Israel Affect Credit Conditions And Sovereign Ratings?
CreditWeek is a weekly research offering from S&P Global Ratings, providing actionable and forward-looking insights on emerging credit risks and exploring the questions that matter to markets today. Read the edition that explores Iran’s unprecedented military action against Israel, raising the risk of a sharp escalation in the conflict, which heightens the risks that geopolitical tensions may have on global credit conditions and tests the limits of our base-case assumption underpinning sovereign ratings in the region.

Investment-Grade Credit Check: Pressure Points
Investment-grade credit trends improved over Q1 2024 as upgrades (including a healthy number of rising stars) outpaced downgrades–reversing the trend of Q4 2023. However, recent increases in negative outlook/CreditWatch suggest this trend may not be sustainable. Continue reading.



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CHRO Content Series: Ask the Experts
What is the most pressing issue HR teams will face in 2024? Equilar shares insights from HR leaders here.

Equilar 100: The 100 Highest-Paid CEOs in 2023
An early glance at CEO pay shows an upward climb driven by stock awards in 2023. Read on.

Top Growth Equity Firm Activates Investor Network with Equilar
Lead Edge Capital, a growth equity firm investing in software, internet, and tech-enabled businesses and named as one of the premier investment firms has adopted the Equilar RainMaker platform to bolster its deal-making capabilities and talent acquisition efforts. Learn more about the partnership here.


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