EY - BoardMatters – insights for non-executive directors
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In order to provide effective guidance and counsel to the executive and achieve successful outcomes, it is essential for non-executive directors to have a comprehensive understanding on a range of business issues.

Our goal is to help you explore current business and market issues through the lens of the unique challenges faced by non-executive directors.

Here we share feature articles to help directors evaluate complex problems, develop fresh approaches and implement practical solutions.

EY - Purpose-led transformation  

Purpose-led transformation

In today’s competitive market, capacity for innovation and transformation is critical for companies to survive and thrive. EY’s research indicates that purpose driven organisations have greater employee satisfaction, better customer advocacy and higher quality products and services. Purpose galvanises people to ignite long-lasting positive change, driving growth and innovation.

While purpose is underleveraged by business today, CEOs anticipate that a purpose-led transformation will enhance their capacity to adapt in an increasingly dynamic, uncertain and interdependent macro business environment.

Visit ey.com/purpose for the latest insights from our collaboration with the University of Oxford Saïd Business School and Harvard Business Review; and commentary from a panel of leading executives at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland.

Access interviews with Company Director Mark Joiner and Phil Harkness, EY Oceania purpose-led transformation strategy leader plus Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, Co-Founder & Co-Chair of The B Team; Antony Jenkins, Group CEO, Barclays; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group and Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY on purposeful transformation at the World Economic Forum 2015.

EY - Insights for audit committees  

Insights for audit committees

EY recently held a series of Chair of Audit Committee forums across Australia which provided insightful commentary and discussion on the challenges facing directors in overseeing compliance with financial reporting, legal and regulatory requirements.

Navigating a changing regulatory landscapefocuses on five key issues for audit committees:

  • ASIC challenges on audit and financial reporting
  • Preparing for the new expanded audit report
  • Managing financial reporting
  • Revised ASX corporate governance principles
  • Early planning for the new standard on revenue
EY - What's new on the wall?  

What's new on the wall?

For the latest local, global and industry updates, visit our directors content wall.

Features on the wall include the EY Global Corporate Divestment Study 2015; Tax insights for business leaders; insight into equipping Australia’s mental health system for the next generation; the latest Reporting Magazine including an article on Asia-Pacific Fraud Survey 2015; key insights from the ASX top 100 on materiality and sustainability disclosure and how global institutional investors are using ESG to inform decision-making in 2015. We also examine why a long-term bond market has not emerged in Australia post the GFC;how to preserve value by leading a company turnaround and how to improve your competitive position and lower your cost of capital through alternate funding structures.

We also share the results of our Australian survey on talent and executive remuneration issues for boards and provide the latest insights from the EY Center for Board Matters on the US 2015 proxy season, including a look at the shareholder proposal landscape and a focus on board composition.

Our industry insights include opportunities to enhance capital productivity in mining and metals megaprojects; EY’s analysis of the major banks’ 2015 half year results; an update on regulatory reform in the US financial services industry and the third in a series of papers reviewing the issues and policy responses surrounding Australia’s need to address declining productivity levels and enhance participation rates.