Ira M. Millstein, Holly J. Gregory and Rebecca C. Grapsas of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP offer up Ten Thoughts for Ordering Governance Relationships in 2010, including recommendations for boards, shareowners and regulators.
This Week in the Boardroom: 12/24/09 TK Kerstetter and Scott Cutler also addresses their Top 10 Board Issues for 2010. Response to one item from Kerstetter — no, we haven’t gone too far in requiring independent directors. Independent directors can certainly have expertise and can contribute the same value with less potential conflicts of interest.
Neither the top ten lists offer up anything earth shattering; both are well worth attention. See also, How Socially Responsible Investors View Companies in 2010 from the GreenBiz Staff.