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Corporate Governance Insights

Deloitte Global

As risks rise, boards respond

A global view of risk committees

Boards of directors have been working hard to fulfill their risk oversight responsibilities in a challenging environment. Regulations are changing rapidly in most industries, and vary significantly across countries. Investors, analysts, and the public are demanding greater transparency into risk and risk management, as are creditors, counterparties, and other stakeholders. Many boards legitimately wonder not only what regulators want, but also which approaches to risk oversight actually work. Please click here to read more.

Directors' Alert 2014

Greater oversight, deeper insight: Boardroom strategies in an era of disruptive change

The fifth edition of the Global Center for Corporate Governance’s Directors' Alert, an annual publication examining some of the top challenges likely to face companies and their boards of directors in 2014, focuses on governance topics such as innovation, technology, productivity, strategy, leadership, regulation, and diversity. Each article includes questions that board directors may ask to further explore these challenges with their own boards, as well as additional resources, and input from Deloitte subject matter experts across the globe.

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Women in the boardroom

A global perspective

Recent legislative efforts and other initiatives have helped bring women’s representation in the boardroom to an all-time high. Despite this, nearly 90 percent of the world’s board seats still belong to men. This third edition of the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance’s publication, Women in the boardroom: A global perspective highlights those initiatives, spanning 25 countries and six continents, aimed at balancing the scales in favor of a more diverse and inclusive boardroom.

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Exploring Strategic Risk

Strategic risks – those that affect or are created by business strategy decisions – are critical to the growth and performance of your business. According to a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights on behalf of Deloitte, 81% of respondents reported having an explicit focus on managing strategic risk, with reputation cited as the #1 risk they are concerned about.

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Risk intelligent proxy disclosures - 2013

Trending upward

In 2013, Deloitte conducted further analysis of board level risk oversight disclosures in proxy statements issued by S&P 200 companies. Similar to our efforts in 2010 and 2011, our analysis of risk-related disclosures in proxy statements was to provide a glimpse into risk oversight and management practices — at least to the extent to which these practices are being disclosed. We also sought to provide insight on how such practices are changing over time.

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