A Difficult Conversation: Corporate Directors on Race and Gender

The following post comes to us from Lissa L. Broome, Wells Fargo Professor of Banking Law and Director of the Center for Banking and Finance at the University of North Carolina School of Law, John M. Conley, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and Kimberly Krawiec, Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor Law at Duke University Law School.

This post summarizes our ongoing ethnographic research on corporate board diversity.  This research is based on fifty-seven interviews with corporate directors and a limited number of other persons of interest (including institutional investors, executive … Read more

The Social Reform of Banking: Innovating for Sustainable Financial Services

The following post comes to us from John M. Conley, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and Cynthia A. Williams, Osler Chair in Business Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. It is based on their recent paper, “The Social Reform of Banking,” which was published in the Journal of Corporation Law and is available here.

The financial crisis of 2008 led to global demands for reforms that would put the financial services industry on a more sustainable ethical, economic, and legal footing. Thus far, the response to … Read more