Russell Reynolds Releases 2019 Global & Regional Corporate Governance Trends

On December 11, 2018, Russell Reynolds released its overview of global and regional corporate governance trends. The study is a product of annual interviews with investors, pension fund managers, proxy advisers and other corporate governance professionals regarding the trends that public companies may face in the coming year. Among other conclusions for the United States and Canada, Russell Reynolds expects to see a continued increase in board diversity with more investors voting against nominating committees without women on the board. The study also foresees a continued emphasis on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures, along with increased scrutiny regarding the board’s assessment of the health of the company’s corporate culture. The full study is available here.