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On the board’s agenda in 2016

Topical issues for boards of directors

On the board’s agenda is a series of articles set to be released every 6-8 weeks and will share insights on how boards can surge their organizations forward both cohesively and successfully while facing the challenges of today. Each issue will examine a single topic in detail, and will include 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, globalization and demographics, boards face the challenge of ensuring their organizations are effectively and appropriately aligning themselves to succeed in this “new world of work.”

Subsidiaries: Governance in a multidimensional environment

October 2016

Olivia Kirtley, a non-executive director of U.S. Bancorp, Papa John’s International, and ResCare, Inc., and president of the International Federation of Accountants and Dan Konigsburg, Managing Director, Global Center for Corporate Governance, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, examine the multidimensional environment of subsidiary governance and highlight leading practices organizations are taking to better align the governance of parents and their subsidiaries.

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October 2016

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Effective anti-fraud and anti-corruption programs: Mitigating the threat of fraud and corruption

July 2016

David Doyle, chief compliance officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Anthony Campanelli, partner, Regulatory, Forensics, & Compliance, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, discuss mitigating fraud risks and the importance of an effective whistleblower program.

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July 2016

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Extended enterprise risk management: Understanding third-party risk

April 2016

Jose Ecio Pereira, who sits on various boards in Brazil, Mark Victor, director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte South Africa, and Timothy Scott, national leader, Contract Risk Compliance, Deloitte Canada, discuss the importance of vendor due diligence. Today, when organizations are increasingly being found liable for their suppliers’ behavior and third-party actions can lead to a loss of reputation and customer trust in the organization, boards and management need fully understand the extent of their third-party relationships and the associated risks.

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April 2016

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Private company governance: Independent board members can be a valuable resource for private companies

February 2016

Marcelo Rivero, who sits on several private company boards in Mexico, and Daniel Aguinaga, Partner, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Deloitte Mexico, look at how private companies can benefit from having a board, the role of independent board members, the different types of board structures, and the importance of transparency and reporting.

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February 2016

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