Board Perspectives Library

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  • 172
    February 7, 2024
    Capturing insights from over 1,100 C-level executives and directors across multiple industries with broad geographic representation, our global survey of C-level executives and directors survey offers insights for the top risks over the next 10 years out to 2034. The following table provides a context for understanding the most critical…
  • 171
    January 10, 2024
    Conducted in partnership with the NC State ERM Initiative, our global survey of C-level executives and directors highlights the influence of economic headwinds, talent issues, emerging technologies, cyber threats and geopolitical events on the 2024 risk landscape. This issue of Board Perspectives discusses the 10 highest-rated risk themes noted in…
  • 170
    December 13, 2023
    A look back at business failures often reveals blind spots that either concealed a dysfunctional culture or led to a lack of understanding, strategic error or missed opportunities. Is the board aware of the organisation’s blind spots, and is it addressing them?We’ve all heard the adage that what we don’t know can be more damaging to reputation,…
  • 169
    November 8, 2023
    In these disruptive times, how should boards discharge their duty of care and duty of oversight with respect to risk when the models to follow aren’t clear? Is the board’s risk oversight process fit for purpose in today’s dynamic environment?Board engagement with risk and how it is managed has been a topic of interest for many years. While risk…
  • 168
    October 17, 2023
    The manner that failure is embraced instead of feared in a business can improve the way the company evolves and responds to new market opportunities.
  • 167
    August 23, 2023
    The big picture: So much has been written about generative AI (GenAI), it seems like a constant buzz inspiring both wonder and fear. But the value proposition is alluring. After witnessing OpenAI’s ChatGPT in action, Bill Gates said, “I knew I had just seen the most important advance in technology since the graphical user interface.”Between the…
  • 166
    August 10, 2023
    With technology clearly a material driver of change, boards of larger companies are trending toward a more strategic focus on technology. Should your board be a part of that trend?Why it matters: The board community has been acknowledging the speed of disruptive innovation, largely driven by emerging technologies.Yes, but: There are also…
  • 165
    July 13, 2023
    The big picture: The metaverse has the potential to be a disruptive, expansive and transformative force, even to the point of spawning its own economy. Every board has a fiduciary duty to evaluate that potential for its company’s future. By the numbers: According to a survey of 250 global business leaders, the metaverse has the potential to…
  • 164
    June 7, 2023
    The big picture: Innovative culture, speed to market, customer focus and organisational agility are mainstays in boardroom conversations about innovation. However, these discussions should also address technological roadblocks to realising innovation initiatives.
  • 163
    May 11, 2023
    The increasing complexity of the legal and regulatory landscape is challenging the board’s fiduciary duties. Emerging trends ushering in a call for fairness and transparency should be of paramount importance to directors. Boardroom agendas cover an array of topics but no matter the issue, there are important underpinnings to board oversight and…