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  • 03/21/2014

    Trends in Director Compensation

    Directors Institute

    Average Director Compensation Continues to Increase in the S&P 500 Since mandatory compensation disclosure requirements took effect in 2007, total compensation for board members at S&P 500 companies has continued to grow, recovering and skyrocketing after faltering during the 2008 financial crisis.[i] Average total director compensation for 2013 was $249,168, the highest yet[ii]. For comparison, [...]

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  • By Chris Grimmig, Director of Member Services The rapid adoption of social networking and social media as a communication and collaboration tool has changed the way that people network, especially in an increasingly global business climate.  Among professionals, LinkedIn is the most widely adopted networking platform, adding over 57 million new members in 2012 alone1.  [...]

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  • Several recent analyses have described the American boardroom as “male pale and stale,” in reference to its largely older white male composition. Reuters, Forbes, and MSNBC are among the big names in news who have released articles using this set of descriptors in discussing the slow pace of diversification with respect to age, gender, and [...]

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  • Philadelphia, PA The Directors’ Institute, a non-profit membership organization focused on building next generation board leadership for American companies, today announced a new suite of products and services focused on helping today’s senior executives prepare and position themselves for board service on public, private, and non-profit boards for American companies. Data gathered by The Directors’ [...]

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  • 01/31/2014

    The Realities of Age & Tenure on S&P 500 Boards

    Directors Institute

    Directors in the U.S. as a whole continue to grow older, and the data below indicates a continuing trend in that direction. The average age of boards of directors in the S&P 500 is steadily shifting from younger than sixty, to sixty-four and older. The average age of a S&P 500 director in 2013 is [...]

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  • 01/05/2014

    Diversity in the Boardroom: Where do we Stand?

    Directors Institute

    Directorship in the S&P 500 this year is about 82% male and 84% white, with an average age of about 63.[i]  Efforts such as the diversity requirement introduced in the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act and revised in the 2010 SEC diversity disclosure rules have resulted in increased racial and gender diversity, but there is a general [...]

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