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Let's talk: governance

As companies respond to calls for more meaningful governance disclosure, we review the developing trends in proxy statement disclosures.

 

Reporting: big data, beyond financials

Learn why investors are placing increasing importance on non-financial indicators and how big data can improve business performance.

 

Let's talk: sustainability

In this issue, we explore trends in shareholder proposals, GHG emissions, government procurement and more.

 

Leading practices for audit committees

The role of an audit committee member is increasingly complex and demanding. We share some leading practices to consider.

 

Optimism slips among finance executives

CFOs continue to be optimistic about the US economy, but less than at the end of 2013, according to a CNBC Global CFO Council poll.

 

BoardMatters Quarterly: balancing the risks and rewards of digital technology

In this issue, we discuss the challenges and opportunities of current digital technologies with questions for boards and audit committees to consider.

 

Proxy season preview

Our annual publication examines top areas of investor focus to help boards and management prepare for the 2014 proxy season.

 

Dodd-Frank rule-making activity

Our publication highlights recent Dodd-Frank rule-making activity for sections of the Act affecting the public company community.

 

Commitment to executing quality audits

Our 2013 update discusses significant actions and investments EY is making as part of its commitment to continuous improvement in audit quality.

 

Vision and priorities of new SEC chair

SEC Chair Mary Jo White recently outlined her vision and priorities in a series of public speeches. A new EY report summarizes those perspectives.

 

BoardMatters Quarterly: dealing with big data

In this issue, we discuss the role of directors in handling big data, and how anti-corruption compliance requires big data analytics.

 

Reduce social compliance risks in the supply chain

Today's companies need take action to understand and uncover social and labor risks in key geographies. What questions should board members ask their officers?

 

"Call to Action" to enhance the audit committee report 

Corporate governance and policy organizations published a report recommending enhanced public disclosures. The report also cites a recent EY paper which highlights notable changes in disclosure practices between 2012 and 2013.

 

2013 proxy season update

This EY report identifies some of the notable changes in audit committee-related disclosure practices between 2012 and 2013.

 

Top 10 governance trends

The new report from EY's Corporate Governance Center reviews emerging governance trends coming out of the proxy season.

 

BoardMatters Quarterly, private company governance

In this issue, a venture capitalist shares his perspective as a board member and investor. We also explore private company board service, family business planning and financial reporting.

 

Unique boards, unique issues (pdf, 2.6mb)

Company size can affect how boards or companies operate. The June issue of BoardMatters Quarterly explores this and the debate on perceived tax avoidance.

 

Cybersecurity: considerations for the audit committee

Audit committee members increasingly list cybersecurity as a top concern. We explore the issue and provide questions for the audit committee to consider.

 

Value of sustainability reporting

Sustainability reporting has emerged as a common practice of 21st-century business. Our study explores the benefits of reporting and the Global Reporting Initiative framework.

 

Six growing trends in corporate sustainability

As shareholders speak up and companies begin connecting risk management and corporate sustainability, environmental issues become more prominent on company agendas.

 

Shoot for the moon

A veteran, active and diverse board is a critical factor in the successful expansion of a company. Learn from entrepreneurs who’ve gotten it right.

 

Recognizing and measuring financial assets and liabilities

Our Financial services matters (pdf, 208.3kb) publication explores the potential practical effects of the FASB's proposal. Our Practical Matters for the c-suite (pdf, 515.9kb) explores the effect on organization's finance, tax, IT systems and business processes.

 

BoardMatters Quarterly - April 2013 (pdf, 1.5mb)

This issue features articles on shareholder engagement, cybersecurity risks and compliance issues related to conflict minerals and OTC derivatives.

 

Proxy season 2013 preview (pdf, 876.5kb)

We examine the top areas of governance focus for investors.

 

Business pulse

Forecasting the future is risky. Our report takes the pulse of current thinking, insights and expectations from industry executives and Ernst & Young specialists.

 

Credit loss proposal

Entities across all industries will be affected by the FASB proposal on credit losses. Our Practical Matters for the c-suite (pdf, 454.3kb)  and the financial institutions version (pdf, 721.3kb) will help you prepare for the proposed accounting changes.

 

Impact of the Fiscal Cliff deal

The Ernst & Young Center for Tax Policy video expresses our "Point of View" on what the Fiscal Cliff deal means for taxpayers and tax policy.

 

Getting on board 

Women are joining boards at higher rates, although progress is slow. Our report explores progress made to increase gender diversity on US corporate boards.

 

BoardMatters Quarterly - January 2013 (pdf, 1.8mb)

This issue explores how boards and management can work together to best represent their stakeholders..