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Hank Boerner is a columnist for Accountability Central and various publications.

Hank Boerner is an widely-published author, commentator and columnist whose work appears in business and financial print and electronic publications, and on many on-line forums.  He was editor of NIRI’s Investor Relations Update monthly newsletter (2007-2010) and has been a columnist for IR Update since 1998. He is Contributing Editor and corporate governance columnist for Thompson Reuter's journal, Corporate Finance Review; and editor and publisher of the Accountability Central public platform and the INSIGHTS-edge subscriber-based platform focused on Sustainability and ESG.  He was the Emerging Issues columnist of Investor Relations Newsletter (Kennedy/BNA) and his commentary has appeared in The Financial Times, European Business Forum and other publications.

Hank's currently writes for his blog "Stay Tuned" which can be accessed at:

Hank also writes for the G&A Institute blog, "Sustainability Update" which can be accessed at:

You can also read Hank's archived blog posts on the "Accountability-Matters" blog.

An archive of his various published works and writings can be found in the "Library" section of his Web site:

December 14, 2006 Time Travelers: Boards Backdating Stock Options

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - November/December 2006)

Time Travel - we're all fascinated with the fantasy of being able to travel back and forth in time. Imagine whisking back in time to correct mistakes or fast-forwarding to watch the events of your life in 2026. In the 1985...

December 1, 2006 What's in Store for Companies in 2007

Source: By Hank Boerner - (NIRI IR Update - December 2006)

The new era of the early years of the 21st Century is "post-post-war," a brave new frontier for leaders in business and the capital markets with events never before experienced as the world's economies globalize. What's ahead for...

October 20, 2006 Stay Tuned... to Time Travelers Backdating Stock Options

Source: Hank Boerner - (NIRI Investor Relations Update - September 2006)

TIME TRAVEL: We're all fascinated with the fantasy of being able to travel through time. Imagine whisking back in time to correct mistakes or fast-forwarding to 2026 to watch events in your life. In the 1985 movie "Back to the...

October 20, 2006 Dramatic Events May Follow Expanded Proxy Disclosure Ordered by The SEC for CEO's "Total" Compensation Packages

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - September/October 2006)

Executive compensation has become the major lighting-rod issue in the changing relationships among institutional shareholders, corporate boards, and senior executives. CEO pay emerged as a more public and social issue in the...

October 19, 2006 Tackling Short-Termism: Mighty Tasks Ahead For Investors, Corporations, and Financial Analysts

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - July/August 2006)

As the hoary expression goes, "Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it." As if we mere mortals could affect gigantic weather patterns! Similar things are often said about the prevelant short-term views...


Source: Hank Boerner

When New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer settled charges with the Big 10 Wall Street investment banking / full-service brokerage firms, after the AG attacked the firms' faulty or allegedly misleading research reports (no...[more]

June 30, 2006 America's Federal Reserve Banks: Much More Influence on Your Professional and Personal Life Than You Might Imagine

Source: Hank Boerner (Corporate Finance Review - May/June 2006)

Pop Quiz: What is the Federal Reserve System? Oh yes, it is the organization that sets key bank interest rates, "controls" inflation, and has something to do with regulation of the United States banking industry... right? In...

May 30, 2006 Mind Your Legal P's and Q's Consequences Can be Serious!

Source: Hank Beorner - (NIRI's Investor Relations Update Articles

Ever notice how many times we utter the phrase, "Let's run it past the lawyers"? The specter of individual investor or class action lawsuits or SEC, federal or state criminal investigation does hang over many public companies,...

May 1, 2006 Shareholder Involvement In Corporate Affairs

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - March/April 2006)

Shareholder involvement in the affairs of the corporations held in their portfolios - whether as institutional, fiduciary, or individual investor - has clearly and definably been accelerating since the recent spare of corporate...

March 30, 2006 Connecting the Dots

Source: Hank Boerner - (NIRI Investor Relations Update - March 2006)

Remember that wonderful game we played as children called "Connecting the Dots"? Holding a shaky pencil, we went from dot to dot, and suddenly there was the horse or cat or house. Next we colored the picture inside the dots and...

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