Board Matters Quarterly

Issue 1, 2019

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Welcome to Board Matters Quarterly, dedicated to providing thought-provoking perspectives and insights into leadership and governance issues for boards and audit committees, supporting you to navigate the increasingly complex business environment.

How do boards keep today’s risks from becoming tomorrow’s headlines? Tax governance, integrity, activist engagement and digital trends must be part of boardroom agendas.

EY - Fostering a board-activist partnership

Fostering a board-activist partnership

The discipline in being prepared for an activist campaign means that the board is aware of its state of governance and demonstrates that shareholder concerns in all forms are valued and taken seriously.

EY - The rising need for tax corporate governance

The rising need for tax corporate governance

Board oversight of a company’s tax compliance and tax risk management is increasingly challenging given the fast-evolving tax regulatory landscape. Having a robust tax corporate governance framework can help.

EY - Independent directors: driving integrity

Independent directors: driving integrity

How can independent directors, who are arguably under greater expectations to provide the necessary checks-and-balances, play a more active role in the company’s integrity agenda?

EY - When boards look to AI, what should they see?

When boards look to AI, what should they see?

Artificial intelligence has the ability to resolve corporate challenges and boards need to understand the technology’s strengths and limitations to leverage it for their business.

EY - Cybersecurity is moving up the board agenda, but is it enough?

Cybersecurity is moving up the board agenda, but is it enough?

Boards have a fiduciary duty to manage enterprise risks including those of cybersecurity, by ensuring that the enterprise is protected and cybersecurity programs are optimized to enable organizational growth.