PwC’s Investor Resource Institute recently released its 2014 Investor Survey, which analyzes how investors are shaping today’s board governance landscape. With boards prone to more scrutiny as investors increasingly voice their concern, the following trends have emerged:
- Investors are generally happy with the way boards are assessing strategy, with 90% of responding investors expressing satisfaction. In general, investors are also satisfied with the way boards are overseeing risk and maintaining board expertise, both of which received an 84% satisfaction rate.
- Investors want boards with diverse and independent directors who have the right expertise for the job. About 80% of investors consider financial, risk management and operational expertise to be “very important” director attributes. Ninety-six percent of investors say gender diversity on boards is important. Read more here.