The need for strong action by boards to promote trust and credibility in the organizations they serve has never been greater. Today, companies and directors face mounting pressure from a spectrum of stakeholders - investors, employees, customers and local communities - to advance policies that address key societal needs.

As the mandate for boards has broadened, so has the learning curve. As Edelman's latest global survey of leading investors revealed, the credibility of boards matters even more to them than that of CEOs - and they expect boards to play a vigorous part in addressing today's issues. To excel, directors today must be conversant in areas beyond corporate strategy and the P&L. They must be prepared to tackle matters such as an organization's environmental imprint and sustainability, workforce diversity, employee betterment and impact on communities, and be able to engage on these concerns with investors and other stakeholders.

With that in mind, Edelman, in partnership with the National Association of Corporate Directors, is producing The Board's Guide to Trust, designed to inform directors about today's most pressing issues. Please complete the form below to receive each chapter when available.

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