Improving Boards and Adding Value with

Board Evaluation & Education Tools

The Board Institute improves boards of directors and corporate governance through our suite of world-class, web-based, validated tools to evaluate the effectiveness of the board, the committees, and the individual directors in public and private companies.  It is the first and only, accredited web-based solution for board education and board evaluation.  By serving as a risk filter and validating the board to the shareholders, use of The Board Institute’s Indices enhances the value of the organization.  Good boards are critical to long-term corporate success and shareholder value.

Respondents to the easy to use, online Index questionnaires and resulting reports include the board members and, at their discretion, all those who work with the board. Our services are offered as an annual subscription, which includes an unlimited number of respondents, full support, and the ability to access our information and reuse the Index over the course of the annual subscription period.  For each question, the score, range, mean, best practice, regulation and laws and anonymous comments are compiled. The Board Institute’s comprehensive, actionable and objective tools enable directors to respond to and benchmark governance, regulatory and stock exchange mandates and board best practices in order to continuously improve and inform the board.  If the board wishes, the independent Indices/ tools may be used in cooperation with consultants to help create and monitor an action plan.


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