Update on the current board issues: July 2014

Resources, webcasts, and events

ProxyPulse 2nd Edition 2014: The latest edition of this collaboration between PwC’s Center for Board Governance and Broadridge Financial Solutions evaluated shareholder voting through May 22, 2014. Among the findings, the data shows that there was decreased support for say-on-pay at mid-cap, small-cap, and micro-cap companies while average support at large-cap companies rose to 91%. To read the publication, click here.

Audit Committee Excellence Series, 2nd Edition (Achieving Excellence: Overseeing financial reporting): This module discusses press releases covering preliminary results, considerations for audit committees before releasing results, and tips for reviewing actual filings. To read the publication, click here.

Family Business Corporate Governance Series: What is a board’s role in a family business? This new PwC publication is designed to help readers understand the value a board brings to a family business. To read the first in an upcoming series of modules, click here.

Five megatrends and possible implications: Directors edition: The concept of megatrends is not new. They have potential implications on business--now and in the future. What does it mean for directors? To read the publication, click here.

Board oversight of risk: Defining risk appetite in plain English: By definition, risk appetite is the amount of risk an organization is willing to accept in pursuit of strategic objectives. When done right the oversight of risk appetite is a robust process that can help management and the board understand exposures and make appropriate risk-based strategic decisions. To read the publication, click here.

PwC’s 365 App: This app gives users customized access to PwC’s analyses and insights as well as subject matter experts from across all of its practices and industry sectors. Download the 365 App

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