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Boardroom INSIDER for… SEPTEMBER

BI SPECIAL ISSUE – CORPORATE BOARDS LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF ESG

Over the past year, corporations worldwide have faced a wave of activism, new laws, and media focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.  From the European Union’s SFDR law on sustainability disclosure, to the Biden administration’s agenda on climate, taxes and regulation, no company, large, small, public or private, can ignore the dawning era of ESG.   

Yet, as a special September issue of online monthly Boardroom INSIDER notes, “there is very little tactical guidance on what boards and company management are supposed to do about ESG.”  BI publisher Ralph Ward writes that even companies committed to issues like sustainability, diversity and stakeholders will accomplish little unless boards have “agendas, structures, and disclosure/materiality standards to make ESG a reality.”  Articles in the September BI cover – board ESG talent needs and committees… board tools, reporting frameworks and resources for ESG oversight… crafting your ESG materiality matrix

The special issue parallels a new webinar/speaking program Ward offers on putting ESG to work at the board level.  “ESG is still a new language in most boardrooms,” he writes, “but board members need to become fluent, and fast.”

Articles in the SEPTEMBER issue include:

  • Shaping your new board search resume
  • Q&A: How has the COVID crisis changed the rules for advisory boards?

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Ralph Ward’s latest book, Board Seeker: Your Guidebook and Career Map into the Corporate Boardroom (Business Expert Press) gathers 20 years’ experience in board counseling and research to give “board wannabes” the steps and insights needed to craft a successful board search campaign.
NOW ON AUDIOBOOK.
— Here’s why you have more “board experience” than you think (and why your current resume hides it).
— How women can jump the career obstacles they face into the boardroom.
— Finding your board search mentors and networks.
— How board searches really work (and how to turn flaws in the process to your advantage).
— Gaining the attention of board contacts and search firms.
— Prepping for a board interview… and for your first board meeting.

NEW FROM RALPH WARD!