Focus: Corporate governance in the downturn
Managing in volatile times
Managing in volatile times is a new series of articles offering strategies to help your company navigate the downturn. This week, we look at corporate governance issues.
As the economy continues to deteriorate, the role of boards of directors at corporations around the world has been the subject of increased debate. Indeed, regulators and investors alike are asking questions about how directors oversee management risk-taking as well as the types of strategies companies follow. They are also asking questions about the connection between executive remuneration and risk-taking across the enterprise.
In an effort to help boards address these and other pressing issues, Deloitte will launch a new online Global Center for Corporate Governance. The center, under the direction of the US member firm, will launch at the end of May. In the meantime, be sure to explore the research and reports on this page.
|Corporate governance in turbulent times: A global perspective
Regulators and investors are paying closer attention to corporate governance in light of the economic downturn. This new Deloitte Global Insights podcast looks at some of the key issues facing boards and how they're responding in these uncertain times.
|Key issues for directors
Directors may feel corporate governance in the current environment consists mostly of deciding what fire to put out first. Effective governance, however, must find a way to identify and tackle all these fires at once. Learn about 10 key issues facing boards in Directors' Alert, published by both Deloitte & Touche LLP and by Deloitte Canada.
|Global financial crisis – is the board taking the lead?
Companies that live up to high standards of accountability, that maintain good disclosure practices, and that strive to be transparent may be in a better position to survive the economic downturn. This newsletter from Deloitte China explores some strategies for navigating the current crisis and beyond.
|China board brief series
Corporate boards play a key role in providing oversight of the strategies and risks taken by their firms in China. This series from Deloitte LLP in the US looks at how directors are approaching these responsibilities. Topics include balancing local flexibility with centralized corporate control, encouraging sustainability, and seizing new opportunities in China.
|Adopting a code of business conduct and ethics
If there was ever a time when a code of ethics was seen as a “nice to have” rather than a “must have,” that time is past. This article from Deloitte Canada looks at what to include in a code of ethics and why it's important to set the appropriate "tone at the top."
Deloitte Centers for Corporate Governance
Resources for executives and directors.
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