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    May 8, 2024
    Whether an acquisition is a stand-alone, complementary entity or an integration, the due diligence process is undergoing a paradigm shift due to the higher cost of funding and the impact of failed transactions. Boards should expect a more aggressive focus on due diligence.How has the due diligence process changed in recent years? For sure, the complexity of certain topics, such as environmental…
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    December 15, 2022
    Global research indicates that companies in North America are less committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) engagement than those in Europe and Asia-Pacific. What steps should boards seeking to improve their ESG engagement take? 
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    July 16, 2020
    The Internal Audit (IA) function, as the Third Line of Defence, has an important role to play in not only overseeing the risks and controls within the operations of an organization, but also effectively safeguard its Corporate Governance framework and meet the Board’s expectations. The expectations of the Board and other stakeholders on the IA function have increased multi fold over the years.…
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    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.
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    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 considerations pertaining to speed-to-market, technical…
  • Newsletter

    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, brand image, market standing and competitive…
  • Survey

    March 19, 2024
    The views of more than 1,000 directors and C-suite executives on the role and effectiveness of the board are the focus of this report on the results of our inaugural Global Board Governance Survey. This study -- developed by Protiviti, BoardProspects and Broadridge -- is, we believe, the first of its kind. It offers insights regarding the board’s priorities, performance and governance practices,…
  • Newsletter

    April 8, 2024
    The inaugural Global Board Governance Survey conducted by Protiviti, BoardProspects and Broadridge — a study believed to be the first of its kind — summarises the views of more than 1,000 directors and C-suite executives worldwide on the role and effectiveness of the board. It provides insights regarding the board’s priorities and performance as well as the differing perspectives of directors and…
  • Newsletter

    March 14, 2024
    Geopolitical risk seems higher than at any point in recent memory. Managing this risk effectively should be a core competency for all businesses — and the board should lead the way.After decades of globalisation shaping the world order, businesses are now forced to accept a new reality. Geopolitical risk is an ever-growing threat with far-reaching potential consequences. This risk arises from a…
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    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 has always been present in every business, the…