The KPMG Board Leadership Center and Audit Committee Institute (AC) have just published "On the 2016 Board Agenda" and "On the 2016 Audit Committee Agenda," highlighting items that boards and audit committees should keep in mind as they consider and carry out their 2016 agenda.
The road ahead for companies in 2016 will be particularly challenging given the level of global volatility and uncertainty—e.g., the geopolitical environment, commodity prices, interest rates, currency fluctuations, slowing growth on emerging markets—as well as technology advances disrupting established industries and business models. In this environment, the spotlight on corporate directors will continue to intensify as investors and regulators scrutinize the board's involvement in strategy, risk, and compliance.
Drawing on insights from our interactions with directors and business leaders over the past year, "On the 2016 Board Agenda" highlights six items for boards to keep in mind as they consider and carry out their 2016 agendas.
"On the 2016 Audit Committee Agenda" points to key challenges and critical areas of focus for audit committees in the year ahead:
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