S&C Joins The Deal – Governance Diversity: Looking Ahead

March 25, 2021

Frank Aquila, S&C’s global head of M&A, and Melissa Sawyer, co-head of the Firm’s Corporate Governance practice, joined The Deal’s 2021 Shareholder Activism Seminar. In this second excerpt from the event, Frank and Melissa explore recent trends in board diversity. They discuss the rise of directors with non-traditional experiences, including celebrities, entertainers, musicians and athletes with an expertise in marketing; the digital economy and consumer trends; and non-profit and social justice leaders who can advise businesses on how to be a positive force in society.
S&C regularly advises boards on fiduciary duties and best practices for overseeing corporate purpose, sustainability and ESG matters. We also advise on board committee structures and agendas and respond to shareholder proposals related to ESG. Learn more about our Corporate Governance practice here and our ESG practice here.