Weinberg Center Represented at the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) in NYC
Ann C. Mulé, the Associate Director of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, presented to the FWA Directorship and Corporate Governance Committee in NYC on September 11. Ms. Mulé spoke about some of the important issues facing directors of US public companies today. She focused on three areas: 1) The rise in the voice and power of the large institutional shareholder that has led to increasing director/company engagement with those shareholders; 2) The increasing globalization of corporate governance practices and why it is important for US directors to understand non-US practices; and 3) Board composition, culture and what is important for a high performance board. Milica Brogan, the executive director of the new Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at the Columbia Law School joined Ms. Mulé on the panel and spoke about one of the most significant corporate governance issues faced in the US today – how boards, management, shareholders and other constituencies need to focus on rebuilding trust in companies and the market. The session was hosted by Deloitte & Touche LLP which was represented by Nicole Sandford, Partner, National Governance Services Practice Leader.