Growing pains- 2018 Global CEO Outlook

The 2018 Global CEO Outlook finds chief executives optimistic about the economy and excited by the growth opportunities offered by disruption. At the same time, CEOs are managing their exposure to a range of headwinds. Driving growth will require CEOs to combine equal amounts of resourcefulness and realism.

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On the 2018 Board Agenda

Board agendas should continue to evolve in 2018 as the game-changing implications of technology/digital innovation, scrutiny of corporate culture and leadership, growing demands for companies to address environmental and social issues, and investor expectations for greater board engagement and diversity and long-term corporate performance all drive a sharper focus on positioning the company for the future.

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On the 2018 Audit Committee Agenda

Financial reporting, compliance, and the risk and internal control environment will continue to be put to the test in 2018 – by slow growth and economic uncertainty, technology advances and business model disruption, cyber risk, greater regulatory scrutiny and investor demands for transparency, as well as dramatic political swings and policy changes in the UK, U.S. and elsewhere.

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ACI Global Audit Committee Handbook

This Audit Committee Handbook articulates the principles underlying the audit committee’s role and provides a vast amount of nonprescriptive guidance to help audit committees and boards gain a better understanding of the processes and practices that help build and sustain effective audit committees. The handbook is supplemented with a complete set of ready-to-use appendices that are intended to provide practical support to audit committees.

A selection of what the book can offer for your director/audit committee audience is as follows:

  • ACI guiding principles for audit committees reflecting the committee’s ever-increasing workload.
  • Step-by-step guide on how to approach an audit tender process.
  • Complete set of audit committee fundamentals, leading practices and ready-to-use tools
  • Best practice guidance on audit committee member induction.
  • Extensive guidance to assist audit committee chairs in their important role.
  • Risk oversight essentials in the digitalized world.

Handbook can be found here