Governance IssuesTM
Volume 2021, No. 3
June 23, 2021
In This Issue
The hot topics of Ransomware, SPACs and ESG continue to dominate the headlines; including, in this edition of Governance Issues™. Let us know your thoughts!
If it isn’t already, cybersecurity should likely be on your board agenda at every meeting. Board involvement is critical as outlined in one of my previous articles - The Importance of a Cybersecurity Strategy. Read further for additional themes directors should be thinking about.
Continuous preparation is a board's best defense
With speed comes an increased risk of bumps in the road becoming potholes that could steer a deal off course
Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, commonly referred to as SPACs, have been making major headlines and accelerating at an unprecedented pace since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the uptick in relevance in the capital market, private equity (PE) firms are increasingly considering where SPACs could make sense in their investment decisions.
Internal Audit's Role in ESG Reporting
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) issued a white paper in May entitled Internal Audit’s Role in ESG Reporting. It provides an overview of ESG reporting risks and outlines the internal audit function’s role in supporting ESG objectives and adding organizational value. With accelerating effects of climate change, this white paper draws attention to environment, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, especially to the ‘E’ and sustainability reporting.
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About Governance IssuesTM
Governance Issues™ is an electronic newsletter published by Kral Ussery LLC, a public accounting firm delivering advisory services, litigation support and internal audits. Topics focus on our practice areas of SEC compliance, governance, controls, IT general controls, risk assessments, IPO readiness, M&A transactions, restructuring, valuations, US GAAP and internal auditing.
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