Board Refreshment Trends at S&P 1500 Firms

Board Refreshment Trends at S&P 1500 Firms: 2008 To 2016, commissioned by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) and conducted by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), shows that boards are adding fresh faces following a multi-year period of board roster stagnation in the wake of the financial crisis. Nearly one out of every ten directors was new to their boards in 2016. At a corporate level, more than one-half of S&P 1500 boards added one or more new directors to their rosters in 2016.