The board’s role in corporate culture

    Our article discusses how corporate culture is defined, the role that boards and management play in shaping it and how some boards assess it.


    Audit committee reporting to shareholders

    Based on a review of Fortune 100 companies, our report examines trends in voluntary reporting.


    New SEC Chairman Jay Clayton outlines views in policy speech

    Two months after being sworn in as Chairman of the SEC, Jay Clayton gave his first policy speech.


    Board Matters Quarterly - September 2017

    Highlights material recently published by the EY Center for Board Matters.


    Independent directors: new class of 2016

    Our report analyzes the skills, experience, age and gender of the new first time independent directors.


    A look inside nominating and governance committees

    This report looks at how nominating and governance committees are defining their responsibilities and carrying out their leadership role regarding board governance and director selection.


    2017 proxy season preview

    This new report discusses corporate governance views and priorities for the 2017 proxy season.


    2016 year-end issues for audit committees

    This document is designed to help audit committee members prepare for their discussions with management.


    Our commitment to audit quality

    Delivering high-quality audits is central to our purpose of building a better working world and continues to be our number one priority.


    BoardMatters Quarterly - January 2017

    Provides an analysis of corporate governance trends at Russell 2000 companies.


    Board committees evolve to address new challenges

    Boards are increasingly creating additional committees to address oversight challenges. Our survey of S&P 500 boards reveals five trends.


    Top priorities for US boards in 2017

    We identify six priorities for boards in 2017.


    IPO corporate governance then and now

    Our report discusses how board composition and corporate governance practices of companies that went public in 2013 have evolved.


    Governance trends at Russell 2000 companies

    Our report shows that governance practices differ between companies of different sizes.


    Board Matters Quarterly - September 2016

    Features our analysis of this year’s audit committee-related proxy disclosures by Fortune 100 companies.


    Gender diversity on US boards

    We provide four observations on the present and future of gender diversity in the boardroom.


    Board Matters Quarterly - June 2016 

    This issue features reports recently issued by the EY Center for Board Matters.


    Four takeaways from proxy season 2016

    Active institutional investors are reshaping the corporate governance landscape and challenging how boards think about fundamental issues.


    Buybacks vs. backlash

    Many investors express concern over whether buybacks are the best strategy for long-term value creation.


    Three important tax developments for boards

    Today’s boards are facing new challenges due to changes in tax policy.


    Big risks, big data

    Directors increasingly recognize the value of big data and what they can “refine” to improve decision-making.


    Leases make their way onto the balance sheet

    Our publication complements our recent To the Point on the FASB’s new leases standard and outlines what companies should consider as they move through the implementation period.


    Board Matters Quarterly - April 2016 

    This issue features reports recently issued by the EY Center for Board Matters.


    Disclosure effectiveness: is it on your board’s agenda?

    Find out what audit committees can do to enhance disclosure effectiveness.


    Three things nominating committees need to know

    Nominating committees are facing more scrutiny on board composition and director qualifications.


    Cyber preparedness: the next step for boards

    Boards play an important oversight role in helping organizations prepare for and build an active defense against cyber-attacks.