Update on current board issues: September 2012

Resources, webcasts, and events

To the point – Fall 2012: This issue covers the SEC's final rule on conflict minerals disclosure, the results of the PwC 2012 Annual Corporate Directors Survey, and the PCAOB's new audit standard on external auditors' communications with audit committees. To read the publication, click here.

The quarter close - Directors' edition Q3 2012: This edition focuses on such issues as the SEC's IFRS Work Plan, an update on Dodd-Frank rulemaking, and progress on FASB projects. To read the latest edition, 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.

Board of Directors Forum: Strategy & Risk: The board's role in striking a balance (Minneapolis): Please join us for a board of directors forum on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. in Minneapolis, MN. The breakfast and networking session will include a discussion of the Board's role in corporate strategy and risk oversight. Ample time will be allotted for Q&A and a facilitated peer discussion. Please contact Kelly Sutherland for more details and to RSVP.

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.