Update on current board issues: November 2012

Resources, webcasts, and events

Directors and IT -- What Works Best™: This two-part comprehensive guide was developed to help directors bridge the "IT confidence gap." Part 1 of this guide outlines a structured and efficient six-step oversight process that should help directors decide on and execute their approach to IT oversight. Part 2 provides background information, potential rewards and risks, and board considerations about various IT subjects that may be relevant to a company. To learn more about the Directors and IT -- What Works Best™ guide, click here.

Insights from the Boardroom 2012 (PwC's Annual Corporate Directors Survey): Our latest corporate directors survey found that corporate governance is undergoing significant change, which means directors across the country are spending more time on board work and prompting them to reconsider their oversight approach. Directors want to devote more time to risk management, strategy, and IT oversight. Explore our 2012 Annual Corporate Directors Survey for a deeper look into directors' views on these and other topics. To learn more, click here.

Center for Board Governance Webcast archive: An archive of the September 13 Center webcast, which focused on the results of our Annual Corporate Director Survey, is available. For more information and to view, click here.

Board Governance Series, Vol. 22 2012 (video): Corporate Board Member magazine interviews Mary Ann Cloyd, leader of PwC's Center for Board Governance, about the SEC's recently approved conflict minerals disclosure rule. Titled "Conflict Minerals: What Every Director Needs to Know," Cloyd raises some important questions directors should ask.

PwC's Board Center App: PwC's Board Center App provides timely insights on corporate governance issues and trends to enable board members to more effectively meet the challenges of their critical role. Available for the iPad, the app provides access to our full library of publications and on-demand videos. Download the Board Center App.