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    CFO-CIO: a growing collaboration

    According to our survey, CFOs and CIOs are becoming increasingly connected.

     

    BoardMatters Quarterly - April 2015

    This issue compiles material recently published by the EY Center for Board Matters.

     

    Board strategies for overseeing cybersecurity risk

    An EY Center for Board Matters report discusses the board's role in governing cybersecurity and leading practices boards can use to get ahead of cybersecurity risk.

     

    Shareholder proposal landscape

    Shareholder proposals remain high, but many investors prefer to reach agreement. We review how that's playing out this year.

     

    Optimizing proxy communications

    New disclosure trends are sharpening company messaging to investors, while other disclosure practices leave investors seeking clarification.

     

    Shareholder activism: an engagement opportunity

    The recent surge in shareholder activism continues to keep boards on alert heading into the 2015 proxy season. Some companies are taking proactive measures.

     

    Board composition

    Heading into the 2015 proxy season, board composition and renewal are once again in the spotlight for a number of reasons.

     

    Women on US boards

    As part of the EY Center for Board Matter’s ongoing board diversity series, this year, we highlight three observations about gender diversity on US corporate boards.

     

    Our commitment to audit quality

    Our 2014 update discusses significant investments EY is making as part of its commitment to continuous improvement in audit quality.

     

    Board Matters Quarterly: Taking on taxes

    We focus on key tax risks and outline strategies for managing the risks more effectively.

     

    Disclosure effectiveness

    As overseers of a company's financial reporting and related processes, the audit committee can play an important role as companies make their disclosures more effective.

     

    Let’s talk: governance

    This report reviews evolving trends around independent board leadership structures.

     

    Let's talk: governance - 2014 proxy season update

    Audit committee reporting remains a significant area of change for companies. Audit committees are continuing to go beyond basic requirements to provide more relevant, useful information.

     

    Let's talk: governance

    Nearly 40 investor representatives shared with us their key priorities for the 2014 proxy season.

     

    Board Matters Quarterly: Doing business in China

    We provide insights for companies doing or planning to do business in China. We also give an overview of the Boards’ new revenue standard.

     

    Let's talk: governance

    A review of first-year conflict mineral reporting reveals insights and surprises into the impact of the new SEC rule.

     

    Widespread corruption leaves boards struggling to cope

    Our latest Global Fraud Survey has found concerning levels of perceived fraud, bribery and corruption across the world.

     

    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.