About Cynthia E. Clark, PhD

Cynthia E. Clark, Ph.D is a corporate governance and business ethics expert. She regularly conducts training sessions on ethical decision-making, shareholder activism and optimal nominating and governance procedures to senior management teams and boards of directors. She is widely cited in the media on governance issues, including recently in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Forbes, CNN, Reuters and Bloomberg Radio. She is an active member and speaker with the National Association of Corporate Directors, 2020 Women on Boards and the Society for Governance Professionals. She is also the author of Business & Society: Ethical, Legal and Digital Environments (2020). Cynthia is a Professor of Management and Founding Director of the Geneen Institute for Corporate Governance at Bentley University.

About About Giving Voice to Values in the Boardroom

This book takes the central issues facing board members today and applies the giving voice to values framework while also providing insights from practicing board members who have faced these issues. It covers such topics as strategic planning and monitoring, director independence, privacy and cyber risk, executive compensation and CEO succession planning. With this book, readers will also grapple with the conflicts of interest that might arise in the director selection process, role of the nominating committee and the compensation committee in order to cultivate more optimal board dynamics.

Listen to Cynthia

In the boardroom we have to ask how we establish value and assist in generating a prosperous board, but how can you lead a team of board directors through the study of corporate governance? We answer this question and discuss the five most important factors in becoming an effective board member with today’s podcast guest, Cynthia Clark.

Also by Cynthia

Business and Society: Ethical, Legal, and Digital Environments prepares readers for the modern workplace by exploring the opportunities and challenges they will face in today's interconnected, global economy. The author team discusses legal and ethical issues throughout and uses real-world cases to provide students with a holistic understanding of stakeholder issues. Chapters on social media and citizen movements, big data and hacking, and privacy in the digital age provide in-depth coverage of how technology is transforming the relationship between organizations and consumers.

From the Blog

What do Activists Look for When Targeting a Board?

Activists focus on certain board of director vulnerabilities and target those companies who have them. And while the pandemic brought a number of environmental and social issues to a head, there are certain red flags – mostly relating to a board’s composition – that attract shareholder activists. Because the board has an obligation to address…

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