Submitted by: Sarah Cohn, Communications
RiskMetrics has released the 2009 edition of its annual Board Practices study, which analyzes the structure and composition of boards of directors at S&P 1,500 companies. Most notably, the study finds a continuing increase in the prevalence of companies with board chairs who are not the CEO—46% now have that structure in place, with more than 150 companies having adopted the practice in the last five years.
Each year, RiskMetrics evaluates the practices of boards of directors to identify the latest trends. To access the key findings from RiskMetrics’ 2009 Board Practices study, please visit here. The entire study can be purchased here.