Cyber Risk

Blockchain Digital Assets: Fad, Disruption or Strategic Driver?

BCDA Board Oversight, Risk and Strategic Integration

As BCDAs become more mainstream, both to business and to society as a whole, the Diligent Institute and the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange were interested in better understanding how directors were thinking about them as they pertain to their roles and responsibilities in the boardroom.

Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Sustainability in the Spotlight

Board ESG Oversight and Strategy

Diligent Institute partnered with Spencer Stuart to learn more about how corporate directors across the globe are structuring board oversight of ESG and integrating it into strategy.

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Cyber Risk

May 2022

Directors continue to downgrade their rating of future business conditions this month after a nosedive in April.

Board Practices

FORTUNE's Modern Board 25

A research collaboration between FORTUNE and the Diligent Institute

FORTUNE has collaborated with the Diligent Institute to create the The Modern Board 25, a list of the most innovative boards of directors among S&P 500 companies.

Latest Research

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Cyber Risk

Blockchain Digital Assets: Fad, Disruption or Strategic Driver?

BCDA Board Oversight, Risk and Strategic Integration

As BCDAs become more mainstream, both to business and to society as a whole, the Diligent Institute and the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange were interested in better understanding how directors were thinking about them as they pertain to their roles and responsibilities in the boardroom.

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Cyber Risk

May 2022

Directors continue to downgrade their rating of future business conditions this month after a nosedive in April.

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook, Compliance

April 2022

Boardroom optimism continued to falter for the 12th month in a row according to our April Director Confidence Index, conducted in partnership between Corporate Board Member and the Diligent Institute. There’s little sign of a rebound.

Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Sustainability in the Spotlight

Board ESG Oversight and Strategy

Diligent Institute partnered with Spencer Stuart to learn more about how corporate directors across the globe are structuring board oversight of ESG and integrating it into strategy.

Board Practices

FORTUNE's Modern Board 25

A research collaboration between FORTUNE and the Diligent Institute

FORTUNE has collaborated with the Diligent Institute to create the The Modern Board 25, a list of the most innovative boards of directors among S&P 500 companies.

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Invasion of Ukraine

March 2022

Director optimism in future business conditions hit its lowest level since September 2020 when we began polling directors for the Director Confidence Index, as concerns over politics, inflation and labor grow.

Commentary

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Review of the SEC’s Proposal of “Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures”

Contributions from Timothy Tennant, Silvia Ciacchi, Caitlin Walker, and Frederic Barge On March 21, 2022, the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) issued a formal proposal to…

Board Practices

What Does it Take to be a Modern Board?

On April 19th, FORTUNE published the first-ever Modern Board 25 ranking, which recognizes the most innovative boards of directors among S&P 500 companies. The ranking is powered by…

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A Few More Good Women? Slow Progress on Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

In Diligent Institute’s recent paper titled A Few Good Women: Gender and Leadership in the Boardroom, we set out to learn whether levels of female representation on boards and…

Executive Compensation

Executive compensation and Non-financial Performance Indicators; key insights from recent analysis

Contributions from Joost Witteman (j.witteman@seo.nl), Frederic Barge (frederic.barge@rewardvalue.org), Kira Ciccarelli (kciccarelli@diligent.com), and Edna Frimpong (efrimpong@diligent.com) Executive compensation plans are meant to incentivize executives to increase performance on selected KPIs. Such…

Executive Compensation

2021 Corporate Governance and Executive Pay report

Diligent Institute and PwC Belgium recently launched our fourth consecutive report focused on the corporate governance landscape of the Belgium and Luxembourg (Belux) region. The report focused on the…

Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

ESG Strategy, Leadership, and Integration in Irish Companies: Are Irish companies charting the right path to sustainability?

Diligent Institute in collaboration with the Institute of Directors, Ireland (IoD) recently conducted a survey to better understand how Irish boards are integrating ESG into their company strategies. Though…

News & Events

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[Financial News] “Boards rush to fill crypto knowledge gap despite crash: ‘Ignore at your peril’”

June 23, 2022 | 11:46 am

More than half of boards enlist consultants to help on crypto The long-awaited crypto winter may be in full swing, but boardrooms are in back-to-school mode when it comes…

[Fintech.ca] “Getting On Board With Bitcoin – 95% of Boards Want To Know More About Cryptocurrency”

According to Vancouver GRC SaaS company Diligent, ninety-five per cent of boards are actively seeking knowledge on the benefits and risks of blockchain-based digital assets like cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens…

[Cision – PR Newswire] New Report from Spencer Stuart and Diligent Finds 71% of Boards Are Incorporating ESG Into Their Company Strategy, with 85% Taking Action to Increase Fluency on ESG

May 5, 2022 | 8:00 am

New Report from Spencer Stuart and Diligent Finds 71% of Boards Are Incorporating ESG Into Their Company Strategy, with 85% Taking Action to Increase Fluency on ESG Other findings include:…

[FORTUNE] Modern Board 25

April 19, 2022 | 9:00 am

Diligent & FORTUNE revealed the first-ever Modern Board 25 ranking which recognizes the most innovative boards of directors among S&P 500 companies.   To develop this…

[REBA] “Why poor financial wellbeing can impact organizational resilience, and what to do about it”

March 9, 2022

Having financial and economic worries could have an impact on an employees’ ability to work well and perform their duties to their highest ability. Overall, financial worries could create emotional…

[REBA] “How will the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation affect executive pay?”

March 23, 2022

The Sustainability Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) officially became applicable in March 2021. The regulation covers the financial market and financial advisers operating in the EU. The disclosure requirement sets the…

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Diligent Institute seeks to help corporate leaders be more effective by providing cutting-edge insights on corporate governance, by amplifying the voices of diverse corporate leaders, and by sharing broadly all that we are learning about modern governance practices.
Diligent Institute produces original research both on our own and in collaboration with partners, including institutions of higher education and thought leaders in the corporate governance space. We produce over a dozen reports each year, ranging from our monthly Director Confidence Index, which measures how corporate directors are feeling about the economy, to in-depth reviews of issues such as ESG (environment, social, governance) practices, to our AI-powered Corporate Sentiment Tracker that analyzes data from thousands of public sources to discern what’s on the minds of corporate leaders.  

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