What should be top of mind for directors in 2014? Today’s globally interconnected and competitive world means challenges and opportunities for companies. This report addresses the changing boardroom agenda and outlines topics that can help enhance the quality of board and management discussions throughout the year.
Boards have to stay abreast of the many new issues facing companies, while keeping up with their ongoing oversight responsibilities. A fresh and critical look at the boardroom agenda is crucial.
With cyberattacks a regular part of today’s news cycle and the number and frequency of attacks rising, cybersecurity has become a top issue for boards today.
Many companies are tailoring their supply chains to help better respond to economic uncertainty and crises, disruptions from natural disasters, and changes in supply-and-demand patterns.
Companies today are tapping new technologies to drive revenue and growth, and many directors are more engaged in understanding these technologies. Some companies are turning to Big Data to deliver insights, create new products and services, and stay ahead of the competition.
Companies must stay focused on ensuring the accuracy and completeness of financial information and disclosures. Directors will want to talk to management about key accounting areas and any potential new rules, standards, or regulations that might impact the company.