BoardMatters Quarterly – Volume 1 | April 2014

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As the business and regulatory environment evolves, the change that it brings with it necessitates audit committee and board members to assess how these impact them and their organizations. This issue of the BoardMatters Quarterly takes a look at key aspects including regulatory changes from a SEBI perspective, tax risks, essentials to evaluating board effectiveness and also shares a board member’s perspective to key issues that are critical to audit committees and the board.

New SEBI norms on governance and their implication
The article takes a detailed look at the recent announcements from SEBI with a view to ensuring an effective corporate governance framework.

Evaluating board performance: key considerations
The aftermath of the global financial crisis and subsequent incidents, have brought corporate governance to the forefront, with the role of the board attracting immense attention. This section assesses aspects critical to ensuring effective boardroom management and best practices that define it.

Managing tax risks, a perspective for the board
Political, economic or technological dynamics are redefining the global tax landscape. This article assesses eight key aspects that are critical for board members to evaluate from a tax risk perspective. It also makes a case for the board members towards proactively managing tax risks while engaging more deeply with policymakers.

“Strong focus on corporate governance a must”
Deepak Satwalekar, an independent director on the boards of several leading companies in India, in a recent interaction with Neville Dumasia, Partner and National Leader, Risk Advisory Services for EY, shares his perspective on a wide range of issues including the critical risks facing companies today and how the audit committee and board members are best placed to address these issues.