August 24, 2021

FORTUNE Launches The Modern Board in New Partnership with Diligent

New digital experience to deliver compelling content and events for board members and C-suite executives as they navigate a new era of stakeholder capitalism

NEW YORK, NY – August 24, 2021 – FORTUNE has launched The Modern Board in partnership with leading governance, risk and compliance SaaS company, Diligent. The Modern Board is a thought leadership program consisting of an editorial content hub curated by FORTUNE’s award-winning journalists, a monthly newsletter, quarterly virtual events, and more. The new digital experience will help board members and C-suite executives explore what it means to effectively govern, mitigate risk, ensure compliance and lead on ESG in a new era of stakeholder capitalism.

FORTUNE’s mission is to give leaders the tools to make business better and use its real-time access to the world’s most influential business executives to curate regular, poignant, and action-focused discussions that confront diversity, accountability, and societal impact in corporations head on. Similarly, Diligent is committed to empowering leaders with technology, insights and confidence to create greater impact and accountability while providing a modern, holistic view of governance, risk, compliance and ESG.

Launching The Modern Board is the next step in FORTUNE and Diligent’s journey to being effective allies in helping leaders transform their businesses while equipping them to manage new complexities, increased scrutiny and unforeseen disruptions.

“We live at a moment when corporate boardrooms are being challenged as never before, with rising demands from employees, governments, and society that go far beyond the traditional confines of their businesses,” says FORTUNE CEO Alan Murray. “We are proud to partner with Diligent to give board members the tools they need to meet the moment and cultivate a board with a long-term vision that will serve stakeholders well.”

In his CEO Daily newsletter, Murray explains further: “The reasons for this should be obvious. The three mega trends affecting all businesses—the explosion in business technology, the rising attention to stakeholder demands, and the rethinking of work and office—are heaping huge new burdens and responsibilities on corporate board members. The goal of The Modern Board is to help directors navigate those new demands, with an eye, as always, on making business better.”
“Today’s boardroom is experiencing a seismic shift where leaders are expected to simultaneously manage social, environmental and business issues that are imperative to their stakeholders,” said Diligent CEO Brian Stafford. “This new partnership with FORTUNE will be an invaluable resource for our world’s top business leaders as they navigate a new spectrum of risk and are seeking greater visibility into more aspects of their business than ever before.”

Learn more at https://fortune.com/topic/the-modern-board/.

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About FORTUNE
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About Diligent Corporation
Diligent is the leading governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) SaaS company, serving more than one million users from over 25,000 organizations around the globe. Our modern GRC platform ensures boards, executives and other leaders have a holistic, integrated view of audit, risk, information security, ethics, and compliance across the organization. Diligent brings technology, insights, and confidence to leaders so they can build more effective, equitable and successful organizations.

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