Archive - March 2019

Sustainable Supply Chains – Desired and Required

With greater consumer awareness and changing social values, most organizations these days feel compelled to report on their sustainable business practices. Not only are such disclosures good for the image of the company, but they come with concrete...

Energy and Utilities Firms Need to Prepare for a Digital Future

For U.S. energy and utilities companies, 2019 is shaping up to be a positive year, supported by sound economic fundamentals. In particular, commodity prices are stable, energy demand is trending up, and real gross domestic product continues to grow...

Leadership Succession Continues to Challenge Consumer Products and Services Companies

Horror movie fans are well-versed in the ever-popular “zombie apocalypse.” But for those who work in the consumer products and services industry, the “retail apocalypse” is more frightening. The retail apocalypse refers to the widespread closure of...

You’ve Heard of Next-Gen Internal Auditing: Here’s a Look Inside

Internal audit tools and techniques are evolving rapidly, creating a lot of energy and excitement around transformation and innovation. In a recent Protiviti webinar on “next-generation” internal auditing, nearly 70 percent of participants indicated...

Ignoring Naysayers, Blockchain Forges Ahead in Bid to Restore Trust, in Business and Government

Last November, as election supervisors across the United States scrambled to count and certify the paper ballots at the heart of the American electoral system, several dozen American soldiers and other citizens in remote locations around the world...

Your Firm Is Growing: Condolences About That Chaos in Finance

It’s exhilarating when enterprises undergo dramatic growth. Whatever the reason – a favorable merger, a startup success, a product line that really takes off – team morale skyrockets, and everyone shares excitement over the organization’s victories...