Mazars featured in Board Agenda - Spring 2018

Mazars is proud to support Board Agenda, a new multimedia publication created to inspire exemplary board performance through insight, research and information on corporate governance, strategy, risk and ethics.

The mission and topics addressed within Board Agenda fit under Mazars’ 'Business. For Good' program and the publication features articles from Mazars’ thought leaders both in print and online.

Spring 2018 Edition

Sustainable expectations

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

Winter 2018 edition - Read articles on stakeholder engagement and the corporate governance code.