Event

Director Roundtable Series

Highly interactive and panel driven, the roundtable sessions bring together board directors, audit committee members, senior executives, and leaders in governance to discuss challenges, emerging trends, and leading practices affecting the oversight of financial reporting and related risks.

Spring 2018 Directors Roundtable Series

Board Oversight of Corporate Culture

Plus: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Just Concluded

  • Overview
  • Participating cities

Overview

May/June 2018

Hosted in cities across the country

Corporate culture is front and center for customers, investors, employees, and regulators—not only as a risk but as a strategic differentiator in driving sustainable long‑term corporate performance. The link between culture, strategy, and performance is no longer a topic for debate. The implications of corporate culture must be top of mind for corporate boards.

KPMG’s Spring Director Roundtable Series, sponsored by the KPMG Board Leadership Center and designed for all board members and senior executives, explored how the board can influence, monitor, and assess corporate culture, including:

  • Selecting the right leaders
  • Setting the tone at the top
  • Assessing the mood in the middle and buzz at the bottom, where pressure for results can be most intense
  • Going beyond the statement of corporate values to understand whether there are any unwritten rules (how things actually get done)
  • Focusing on incentive compensation, hiring, firing, and promotion decisions

The roundtable discussion also elicit practical ways for the board to assess and monitor corporate culture, including:

  • Keeping culture front and center on the board’s agenda
  • Linking corporate culture to strategy, risk, and long-term performance
  • Indicators of “good” culture as well as red flags
  • Considering formal assessments/audits of culture

The roundtable discussions also included an update on the financial reporting implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Participating cities

Boston - 6/19/2018

Columbus - 6/7/2018

Dallas - 6/11/2018

Denver - 6/20/2018

Detroit - 6/8/2018

Los Angeles - 6/14/2018

New York - 5/22/2018

Orange County - 6/28/2018

Pittsburgh - 6/5/2018

Washington Metro - 6/13/2018

For more information or questions contact the KPMG Board Leadership team at us-kpmgmktblc@kpmg.com or toll-free at 800-808-5764.

 

About KPMG’s Director Roundtable Series

The roundtable series is hosted by the KPMG Board Leadership Center in cities across the country every spring (May/June). Highly interactive and panel driven, the roundtable sessions bring together board directors, audit committee members, senior executives, and leaders in governance to discuss challenges, emerging trends, and leading practices affecting the oversight of financial reporting and related risks.

 

 

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