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  • 176
    June 12, 2024
    Acute talent shortages across numerous industries underscore the risks emanating from outdated, reactionary approaches to managing people, succession and culture. The question arises, what is the board’s role in forging a 21st-century approach to managing talent?Changing times have led to fleeting employee loyalty, as talented individuals have…
  • 175
    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…
  • 175
    May 8, 2024
    Important questions and activities prior to an acquisition are also germane after the deal is completed. This supplement to the issue of Board Perspectives discussed above provides a post-acquisition agenda.The intention of this supplement: Our supplement focuses on key questions related to the key areas introduced and discussed in Issue 175 of…
  • 174
    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 — summarizes 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…
  • 173
    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 globalization shaping the world order, businesses are now forced to accept a new reality. Geopolitical risk is an ever-growing threat with far-reaching…
  • 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 organization’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.
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