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2021 BDO 600 Compensation Study: CEOs & CFOs

As external pressures scrutinizing executive pay practices continue to intensify, executive compensation weighs heavily on the minds of company leaders. Shareholder activists, investors and employees are demanding greater transparency. The BDO 600 Study examines CEO and CFO compensation plans and pay levels of 600 middle market public companies, reviews the key components of pay packages...

2021 BDO 600 Compensation Study: Board Directors

Intensifying scrutiny around board and executive pay practices, heightened focus on ESG issues, increased demand for talent and evolving accounting, regulatory and tax requirements create new and ongoing challenges. The BDO 600 Study examines board director compensation plans and pay levels of 600 middle market public companies, reviews the key components of pay packages and...

3 in 4 Office Workers in US, UK Have Seen or Experienced Workplace Misconduct, Vault Platform Survey Finds

Vault Platform’s Trust Gap Report: Expectation vs. Reality in Workplace Misconduct and Speak Up Culture

Workplace technology provider Vault's first-ever "Trust Gap Report" has determined that despite a renewed awareness of and interest in preventing workplace misconduct, incidents like bullying and harassment remain common at offices in the U.S. and the U.K. Vault's survey of 2,000 office workers in the two countries found that about half of office workers in...

Allianz Cyber Insights Ransomware Trends: Risk and Resilience

Cyber insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) analyzes risk developments around ransomware in its report, Ransomware Trends: Risk and Resilience. The report explores statistics surrounding ransomware, concluding that many factors point to ransomware attacks being here to stay, including a rise of supply chain attacks and a criminal business model around "ransomware as a...

PwC Annual Corporate Directors Survey: 2021

PwC Annual Corporate Directors Survey: 2021

As PwC's 2021 Annual Corporate Directors Survey reveals, societal change is continuing to filter its way into the boardroom, though perhaps in fits and starts. For more than 10 years, PwC's Government Insights Center has gauged the views of public company directors from across the United States, and this year's survey included insights from 851...

Not a Siren’s Song: The Foster Wheeler FCPA Enforcement Action

Not a Siren’s Song: The Foster Wheeler FCPA Enforcement Action

Foster Wheeler has recently settled a long-standing corruption investigation regarding the use of Unaoil to pay bribes to secure business. Tom Fox details the corruption allegations and outlines takeaways for the compliance practitioner, specifically around the FCPA penalties the company incurred, the internal controls (or, rather, the lack thereof) that allowed the corruption to fester...

TrustArc: 2021 Global Privacy Benchmarks Report

TrustArc: 2021 Global Privacy Benchmarks Report

TrustArc, the leader in data privacy management and automation has released its 2021 TrustArc Global Privacy Benchmarks Report. Now in its second year, the report highlights how companies’ priorities and strategic approaches to data privacy and security are evolving and what their top challenges in privacy management and compliance readiness are. Key findings from the...

Kearney: The Gender Equality Dilemma

Kearney: The Gender Equality Dilemma

With the global pandemic and a record-breaking year for women in public leadership positions in the U.S., what is the state of global gender representation? Global management consultant Kearney addresses this in their latest gender equity report, The Gender Equality Dilemma, compiled from research examining gender representation across public and private sectors. This year’s study is the fourth annual report and has...

Thomson Reuters: Cost of Compliance 2021

Thomson Reuters: Cost of Compliance 2021

Thomson Reuters has released its 2021 Report on the Cost of Compliance, finding that radical change may well emerge from post-pandemic reviews of and by financial regulators. With some financial services firms changing strategic direction, the report highlights a need to support wider cultural, operational and staffing requirements through future investment and resources. While the...

Deloitte’s Board Practices Quarterly: Cyber Oversight

Deloitte’s Board Practices Quarterly: Cyber Oversight

Deloitte and the Society for Corporate Governance have published the newest Board Practices Quarterly, with this issue exploring how corporate boards oversee cybersecurity and cyber risk — including matters relating to board composition and structure, management’s reporting to the board, board information sources and shareholder engagement — as well as voluntary corporate disclosure practices. Key findings include: Cyber...

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Allianz: Financial Services Risk Trends

Financial institutions and their directors have to navigate a rapidly changing world marked by new and emerging risks driven by cyber exposures based on the sector’s reliance on technology, a growing burden of compliance, and the turbulence of COVID-19, according to a new report, "Financial Services Risk Trends: An Insurer’s Perspective," from Allianz Global Corporate &...

PwC: How Boards Can Effectively Govern Cyber Risk

PwC: How Boards Can Effectively Govern Cyber Risk

As companies face a rapidly evolving cyber-threat landscape and proliferating regulations, boards require stronger strategies to address risks. PwC has published its Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk in collaboration with The World Economic Forum, National Association of Corporate Directors and Internet Security Alliance to provide leading guidance and best practices for board directors...

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2021 Global and Regional Trends in Corporate Governance

This year, as in the previous five years, Russell Reynolds Associates interviewed over 40 global institutional and activist investors, pension fund managers, proxy advisors and other corporate governance professionals to identify the corporate governance trends that will impact boards and directors in 2021. This year's trends include: Climate Change Risk Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)...

Hogan Lovells: Global Bribery and Corruption Outlook 2021

Hogan Lovells: Global Bribery and Corruption Outlook 2021

As we enter 2021 with considerable uncertainty, a new report from Hogan Lovells highlights expectations for a year that will be shaped by ongoing political disruption and pandemic-related pressure. Despite these unpredictable times, Hogan Lovells attorneys have identified several unifying trends across key industries and jurisdictions globally, including: An expectation for continued cross-border enforcement activity...