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Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

It Can′t Happen to Us - Avoiding Corporate Disaster While Driving Success

Gebonden Engels 2011 9781118024300
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An expert′s insider secrets to how successful CEOs and directors shape, lead, and oversee their organizations to achieve corporate goals

'Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance' shows senior executives and board members how to ensure that their companies incorporate the necessary processes, organization, and technology to accomplish strategic goals. Examining how and why some major companies failed while others continue to grow and prosper, author and internationally recognized expert Richard Steinberg reveals how to cultivate a culture, leadership process and infrastructure toward achieving business objectives and related growth, profit, and return goals.

-Explains critical factors that make compliance and ethics programs and risk management processes really work
-Explores the board′s role in overseeing corporate strategy, risk management, CEO compensation, succession planning, crisis planning, performance measures, board composition, and shareholder communications
-Highlights for CEOs, senior management teams, and board members the pitfalls to avoid and what must go right for success
-Outlines the future of corporate governance and what′s needed for continued effectiveness
-Written by well–known corporate governance and risk management expert Richard Steinberg

'Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance' lays a sound foundation and provides critical insights for understanding the role of governance, risk management, and compliance and its successful implementation in today′s business environment.

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ISBN13:9781118024300
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:gebonden
Aantal pagina's:336
Verschijningsdatum:9-8-2011
Hoofdrubriek:Algemeen management

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Inhoudsopgave

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

1: What Is GRC, and Why Does It Matter?
What Is GRC?
Why GRC Matters

2: Culture, the Critical Driver
What Is Culture?
More Cultural Failures
Companies That Got It Right
Being Legal, Honest, Candid, and . . .
Integrity versus Spin
Speaking the Same Language

3: Cost–Effective Compliance Programs
The Back–Breaking Costs
Beyond the Direct Costs
Major Mistakes at Platinum–Branded Companies
How Companies Got Where They Are
Keys to Getting It Right
The Compliance Office
Making It Happen
The Rewards

4: Ethics Programs: Another Foundational Block
Tone at the Top
Problems at Daimler
Elements of an Ethics Program
Setting the Tone at the Top: Hewlett–Packard

5: Risk Management and the Financial System s Near Meltdown
What Went So Terribly Wrong
The Regulatory System
Merrill Lynch
Where Were the Boards?
Did CEOs See It Coming

6: What Is Risk Management About?
Risk
Risk Management
Enterprise Risk Management
Is It Really Worth the Effort?
ERM Application Techniques
Key Risk Indicators
BP

7: Implementing ERM
Drivers for ERM
Pitfalls
Effective Implementation
Roles and Responsibilities

8: Does Internal Control Really Matter?
Impact of SOX 404 on Financial Reporting
Responsibility for SOX 404
Other Relevant SOX Provisions
Do Effective Financial Reporting Controls Really Prevent Fraudulent Financial Reporting?
Real Life in the C–Suite

9: Control over Operational Performance
IT Controls
Washington Mutual
Countrywide Financial Corporation
The Foreclosure Fiasco

10: Boards of Directors Focus
A Focus on the Rules
Truly Effective Boards
A Public Watchdog?
Societal Responsibility
Potential Pitfalls

11: Overseeing Strategy and Risk Managemen
Strategy
Risk Management

12: CEO Compensation, Succession Planning, and Crisis Management
CEO Compensation
Succession Planning
Crisis Management

13: Performance Measurement and Reporting
Performance Measures
Financial Reporting

14: Building an Effective Board
Looking Objectively
A Shift in Direction
Building a Better Board
Board Assessments
Bottom Line

15: Avoiding Board Pitfalls
Following the Herd
Obtaining Critical Information
A Leaky HP Board
Another Leak What Was He Thinking?

16: Where the Power Lies
A Tug of War
Shareholder Activism
Recent Achievements
Dodd–Frank's Proxy Access
Where to Draw the Line
Finding the Right Balance
Where We Need to Evolve

17: Structural Issues at the Board
Combined versus Separate Chairman and CEO
Empowering CEOs in a Shifting Landscape
Director Compensation

18: Looking to the Future
New Models for Board Governance
A Healthy Governance Environment
Boards Perspectives on Risk
Grasping the Holy Grail of Governance
What the Future Holds

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