On the board's agenda in 2015

Topical issues for boards of directors

On the board’s agenda is a series of articles that share insights on how boards can move their organisations forward, both cohesively and successfully, while facing the challenges of today. Each issue examines a single topic in detail and includes the perspectives of a Deloitte professional with deep expertise in the subject matter as well as the views of an experienced external expert on the topic.

In today’s business world of new advancements and shifts in technology, globalisation and demographics, boards of directors face the challenge of ensuring their organisation is effectively and appropriately aligning themselves to succeed in this "new world of work".

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: Is your organisation ready for the global tax reset?

October 2015

John Jarrett, Associate Director, ESG research at FTSE Russell and Heather Evans, National Managing Partner, Tax Deloitte Canada, discuss the biggest change to international tax practices in over a generation. For organisations with multinational operations, BEPS and the global tax reset is much more than a tax issue — it is a business issue that will require the input of the C-suite and the board of directors.

Proactive engagement: Opportunity to build stronger relationships

September 2015

Abe Friedman, founder and managing partner at CamberView Partners and Deb DeHaas, National Partner, US Center for Governance, Deloitte LLP, lend their perspective on how companies can proactively engage shareholders to help build stronger relationships. Insights are offered on which shareholders to engage and when, as well as the importance of the approach in doing so.

Organisational talent: Managing talent in the new world of work

June 2015

This edition focuses on the board’s role with regards to talent. This article delves into our experts’ views on topics such as the board’s role in succession planning, the need for a Human Resource Appetite Statement, the constant evolution of technology and the demographics of the workforce.

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