Spring 2018 Edition
Investors are placing environmental, social and governance issues at the top of their agendas, and they expect companies to do the same. Companies need to plan for the long term but are concerned that demands from investors create a short-term attitude that will drive focus away from more sustainable strategies. Read the article on the Board Agenda website or download it below.
How automation and digitisation are driving an outsourcing rethink
The use of shared service centres (SSCs) has grown over the decades. They offer many benefits to finance and accounting departments, but the rise in automation and digitisation will bring a radical shakeup of the SSC business model, which has implications for the companies using them. According to research by Everest Group, more than 70% of the US Fortune 500 companies now use shared services or outsourcing models for their finance and accounting operations. Read the article on the Board Agenda website or download it below.
A road map for protection against cybercrime security
Cybersecurity has become one of the biggest concerns for boards and investors. The increasing number of high-profile breaches across industries in the past few years has pushed the issue up the agenda, making boards realise it is a matter of when, not if, a cyber-attack will take place. FTSE 350 audit committee chairs and institutional investors recently discussed how boards can best protect their companies in this article. Read the article on the Board Agenda website or download it below.
Corporate Culture Survey 2017
Setting the right corporate tone from the top is seen as by far and away the most effective way to influence the culture in today’s businesses. Lead by example, and others will follow that lead. But research among European company board directors reveals that this belief is not being reinforced by action on how their businesses behaves. Read the full report.