Ten Corporate Culture Topics: Discussion Guide for Directors

In brief: The board plays an important role in overseeing corporate culture. This discussion guide—written by Sidley Austin LLP and originally appearing in the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture as a Corporate Asset—provides boards with questions to consider as they work to improve corporate culture.

This resource can help your board

  • Assess the culture of the board and the culture of the organization as a whole.
  • Consider corporate culture in succession planning.
  • Evaluate if the current compensation program incentivizes ethical and compliant behavior.
  • Update the compliance program and the code of conduct.

Most relevant audiences: audit committee members, lead directors, general counsel, and chief compliance officers