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Diligent Compensation & Governance Intel (formerly CGLytics) offers a deep dataset with powerful analytics for effective risk oversight in executive compensation, board composition and peer benchmarking so you can always stay one step ahead.

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With Director Network, you can supplement your board member search with candidates sourced from diversity-focused leadership groups, nominated by current board members, or from within the existing Diligent customer community.

Diligent Boards is modern governance software operated by Diligent corporation, a leading GRC SaaS provider established in 2001. Diligent helps over 700,000 board members from 23,000+ companies manage risk, compliance, and ESC audit departments.

Board members trust Diligent due to its security measures and dependable customer support. Diligent Boards solution helps directors schedule group sessions, onboard new members, track goals and get immediate access to sensitive files.

Diligent is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac operating systems. It allows board directors and administrators to connect on the go and stay updated on business processes round the clock. You can access Diligent via desktop, mobile browsers, and Android and iOS applications.

Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG. Serving more than 1 million users from over 25,000 customers around the world, we empower transformational leaders with technology, insights and confidence to drive greater impact and lead with purpose. Learn more at

Diligent Corporation, known as Diligent, is a software as a service company that enables board members of corporations, government organisations, and not-for-profit groups to share and collaborate information for board meetings. Headquartered in New York City, and incorporated in tax haven Delaware, the company has offices in Galway, Ireland; London, UK; Washington, D.C.; Munich, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Hong Kong; Bangalore, India; Sydney and Vancouver.

The company's main products are based on a software as a service model and sold by subscription. These include corporate governance technologies, such as a board portal for messaging, and voting tools for board directors and executives.[1] Diligent's products are used by 65 percent of all Fortune 1000 companies.[2]

In 2000, when SunAmerica expressed their desire to do away with their burdensome hard-copy corporate board paper books, Henry conceived of and hand-drew the design for the original and first web-based "Boardbook." Marco Morsella, the first employee hired by Henry and Borg in 1997 to be MCP's graphic designer, created a digital GUI based on Henry's design. SunAmerica became the first company to license the new, web-based Boardbook. Henry and Borg, and later the Diligent Partners, recognized the value of this innovative technology and invested most of the profits from other consultancy projects into the continuing development of the new software product.[additional citation(s) needed]

The day following Diligent's listing, the company announced Henry's resignation as CEO due to the oversight of the disclosure of this information. However, some journalists at the time claimed that Diligent's PR firm and attorneys "should have advised Henry to publicly acknowledge his history."[5] In fact, Diligent's IPO attorney, Mark Russell, said his firm, Buddle Findlay, "was proud to have our brand associated with Diligent and with Brian in particular. We have no concerns whatsoever."[5] It was reported that "Diligent's promoters and directors, including director Mark Russell of law firm Buddle Findlay, knew of Brian's connection with Energycorp, but decided not to disclose. Coincidentally, Russell, in the 1980s, worked for the Bank of New Zealand, which had lent the company $15.5m on a handshake."[5] Henry was replaced by Alessandro Sodi, who was then President. Henry remained on the Board, his value to the company recognised by the other members of the board.[7] Diligent's share price collapsed to $0.14 by March 2009, but later recovered to lead the pack of technology listings.[8]

In June 2020, Diligent launched its Modern Leadership Initiative and partnered with more than 20[21] private equity companies to improve board-level diversity. Each private equity firm agreed to open board seats of five of their portfolio companies to racially diverse candidates. The private equity firms included Insight Partners, Vista Equity Partners, Hellman & Friedman, Hg, Genstar Capital,[22] The Jordan Company, and TA Associates, and also New Mountain Capital, Francisco Partners, Heidrick & Struggles, Egon Zehnder, and the American Investment Council.[21][23]

BoardEffect addresses board management needs of directors, executives, and administrators with the preferred tools to enable better communication and collaboration while fueling efficiency at every turn.

Whether your organization is a healthcare system, community bank, higher education institution or a general nonprofit, BoardEffect is here to support your board and leadership teams. Learn more about BoardEffect for your industry below:

Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 4,700 clients in more than 70 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards (formerly Diligent Boardbooks) solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on via any device, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file-sharing. Visit or follow us on Twitter @diligentHQ to learn more.

The ease of use and effectiveness in sharing documents with board members around the world makes Diligent a software package I would highly recommend! The customer support is the best I have ever experienced. No machines, a real human being every single time!

This software is so simple to use. You can set up a board book in minutes. Uploading is mindless as you can upload any type of document (word, excel, pdf...). You can build from scratch to copy an old version and modify it.

Integration and transition to Diligent Boards was seamless. The product is easy to use and one of the key advantages is the amount of time it saves, collating and distributing board papers. Papers can easily be replaced and late papers added. The Agenda builder is excellent. Being able to export the papers is a great feature. 041b061a72


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