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...

PCAOB Issues Outlook to Audit Committees for 2019 Staff Inspections

On March 14, the PCAOB released a Staff Inspection Brief highlighting its strategic focus on enhanced engagement with key external stakeholders, including audit committees. The brief is intended to help audit...

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ESG Reporting Is Now a Competitive Differentiator for Technology Firms

Historically, the technology industry has been all about speed, innovation and growth. The winning firms have been those that could rapidly invent and develop new products and services and bring them to market faster than their competitors. But the...

Podcast: Tech Firms Must Balance Innovation With Corporate Governance and Regulation

To get to where they are today, technology firms have always made innovation a priority, with little thought given to traditional compliance or governance activities. While this innovation drive has provided them with the leading positions they...

Pursuing Next-Gen Business Opportunities With Better Data Governance

In recent years, businesses have come to see improved data availability as a necessity for enhancing offerings, cutting costs and developing new models of business. For consumer products and services (CPS) companies, connected devices, online...

Top Risks 2019: CAEs Must Expand Their Risk View to Align With Expectations

Chief audit executives (CAEs) report to an audit committee of a public company’s board of directors, so it is critical that they are in tune with the concerns of board members and the C-suite. A recent analysis, however, reveals a divergence in risk...