Corporate Governance Guidelines Tool

In brief: Corporate governance guidelines list principles and practices for board composition and operations. They are required for companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and may be developed on a voluntary basis by companies listed on other exchanges, such as Nasdaq. Guidelines typically outline a company’s standing bylaws pertaining to the board, and expand on those by including additional principles and practices that boards can amend over time.  

This resource can help your board to

  • draft an initial set of corporate governance guidelines,
  • update existing corporate governance guidelines, and
  • ensure compliance with stock exchange requirements (for NYSE companies).

Most relevant audiences: public company directors, board chairs, lead directors, general counsel, corporate secretaries, and nominating and governance committees