The Weight of America’s Boards – 2016 Edition
We are pleased to share our 5th annual report: The Weight of America’s Boards – Ranking America’s Largest Corporations by the Governance Capacity of Their Boards. As in the past, we have assessed America’s 500 largest, and 500 most valuable, corporations – a total of 652 boards and 6,304 directors.
We would like to recognize those boards that continue to be perennial examples of high governance capacity: PPG and Parker Hannifin are among the top 10 for the fifth straight year. Others of note include Walt Disney, U.S. Bancorp, 3M, IBM, and Baker Hughes (acquired by GE). We also want to recognize the boards that have most impressively “upped their game”. Since initiating this study, the following corporations improved their governance capacity rankings by more than 250 positions: Ford, Costco, GE, MetLife, McKesson, and Microsoft.