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Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance It Can't Happen to Us - Avoiding Corporate Disaster While Driving Success

ISBN-10: 1118024303
ISBN-13: 9781118024300
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 8/2/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Companies successful over the long term create and nurture an environment for success. They foster a culture, leadership process and infrastructure that enable and support effective strategy implementation driving toward achieving business objectives and related growth, profit and return goals. Underlying success is a culture founded in integrity and ethical values that influences and pervades the entirety of the organization. Leadership emanates from a well-comprised board of directors effectively carrying out its oversight responsibilities with a great working relationship with the CEO and senior management. And management has embedded within the organization highly effective risk management, control, compliance and communication processes critical to providing information where needed and making quality business judgments and decisions driving towards success. This book shows corporate leadership (including board members) how to ensure that their strategic plans incorporate the necessary processes, organization, and technology to get to the companies goals. This book examines areas such as compliance, risk management, executive compensation, succession planning, crisis planning, board composition, and shareholder communications.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
What Is GRC, and Why Does It Matter?
What Is GRC?
Why GRC Matters
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
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
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
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?
What Is Risk Management About?
Risk
Risk Management
Enterprise Risk Management
Is It Really Worth the Effort?
ERM Application Techniques
Key Risk Indicators
BP
Implementing ERM
Drivers for ERM
Pitfalls
Effective Implementation
Roles and Responsibilities
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
Control over Operational Performance
IT Controls
Soci�t� G�n�rale
Washington Mutual
Countrywide Financial Corporation
The Foreclosure Fiasco
Boards of Directors' Focus
A Focus on the Rules
Truly Effective Boards
A Public Watchdog?
Societal Responsibility
Potential Pitfalls
Overseeing Strategy and Risk Management
Strategy
Risk Management
CEO Compensation, Succession Planning, and Crisis Management
CEO Compensation
Succession Planning
Crisis Management
Performance Measurement and Reporting
Performance Measures
Financial Reporting
Building an Effective Board
Looking Objectively
A Shift in Direction
Building a Better Board
Board Assessments
Bottom Line
Avoiding Board Pitfalls
Following the Herd
Obtaining Critical Information
A Leaky HP Board
Another Leak-What Was He Thinking?
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
Structural Issues at the Board
Combined versus Separate Chairman and CEO
Empowering CEOs in a Shifting Landscape
Director Compensation
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
About the Author
Index

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