Bremmer’s view on geopolitics, crisis prevention and readiness, the board approach to emerging technology risk and opportunity, reconsidering shareholder engagement in light of the debate on corporate purpose, and more.
How the board can understand and help shape the technology conversation was the focus of our recent Board Leadership Center Webcast featuring Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn, president and CEO at Peritus Partners and corporate director at BMC Stock Holdings, and Timothy Zanni, global and U.S. technology sector leader for KPMG LLP.
Insights and highlights from the 2019 KPMG Board Leadership Conference, including the economic and geopolitical outlook; the CEO perspective; board engagement in strategy; technology, digital disruption, data risk, and privacy; long-term performance; shareholder versus stakeholder primacy; talent, diversity, culture, the workforce of the future; and hot topics for board committees.
Virtual-only annual meetings—shareholder meetings held solely online, rather than at a physical location—have become the latest flashpoint in the governance wars.
The ongoing threat of cyber attacks has put cyber risk near the top of board and audit committee agendas.
Three years after the JOBS Act was signed into law, we talk with Kate Mitchell, partner and cofounder at Scale Venture Partners, about the impact on private companies and their governance.developments.
What information is key to assessing whether management has its arms around cyber risk? Certainly, the audit committee needs to hear from a Chief Information Security Officer or Chief Information Officer who is knowledgeable and can help them see the big picture. But what should be the key areas of focus? While the answer will vary depending on the situation, we suggest four areas of focus.
A social media governance framework can be used to address a range of internal and external risks.
The potential impact of blockchain—on how business transactions and legal contracts are executed and recorded, IP/data protection and privacy, fraud prevention, voting, auditing, and more—is so fundamental and wide-reaching that observers and early adopters are comparing the current blockchain ecosystem to the early days of the Internet
Communication and transparency help shareholders connect strategy and capital allocation, according to a recent roundtable of directors and investors convened by NACD and KPMG in San Francisco.
Given the growing importance to companies of technology and balancing innovation and risk, the board’s agenda and commitment of resources with respect to innovation and technology must keep pace, writes KPMG’s Nancy Calderon.
A report by the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation and the KPMG Board Leadership Center, exploring how corporate boards can guide companies into the future while governing for the present.