The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the fight against anti-Black systemic racism has had a significant and potentially long-lasting impact on corporate governance.
In its report entitled “The New Abnormal: How 2020 Has Changed the Future of Corporate Governance” (the Report), Kingsdale Advisors (Kingsdale) notes that directors have faced a string of challenges in 2020 that have required innovative and agile leadership. The Report analyzes some key corporate governance trends, including the following:
- Investors have higher expectations regarding Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) disclosure. Institutional investors in particular are pushing for enhanced ESG-related disclosure and expect issuers