The dramatic events of 2020 – including a presidential impeachment process, social justice crises and the COVID-19 pandemic – impacted every aspect of American life and the boardroom was no exception.

In this first chapter of our 18th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey we examine some of the recent developments in the debate about the role of the corporation in society and offer some practical guidance for boards to consider as their companies navigate these difficult times and try to prepare for what lies ahead.

Read "Governance Amid Crisis: How 2020 Changed the Boardroom."

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