Directors’ Alert: 12 issues for 2012
When Uncertainty Reigns
Doing business in the new“normal” economy
The years since the 2008 financial crisis have been called the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The uncertain and often volatile business environment has created significant challenges to which organisations have often had to respond quickly
by adapting strategies and operations. This publication examines some of the top challenges likely to face companies, and their board of directors, in 2012.
The purpose of this publication is not to provide solutions to the issues discussed. The best approach for any organisation will depend on its own particular circumstances. Instead, our objective is to assist directors in identifying issues of importance to their organisations,
and to help promote boardroom discussion around the strategies management has put forward to address the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.