Webcast: Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action

Through the release of Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action, a group of nationally recognized U.S. corporate governance and policy organizations, known as the Audit Committee Collaboration, are jointly calling on audit committees of public companies of all sizes and industries to proactively consider the effectiveness of their public disclosures.

The collaboration and its supporters believe that more effective transparency about the audit committee’s roles and responsibilities is one way of increasing investor confidence, and an opportunity to communicate more clearly to shareholders about audit committee-related activities.This webcast will discuss and debate this premise, focusing on the emerging practices of enhanced audit committee disclosures.

Relevant questions that will be addressed during this webcast include:

  • What trends in disclosure, above and beyond required reporting, are we seeing in today’s audit committee reports? What’s driving the change?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of enhanced disclosure, and does one outweigh the other?
  • What are the obstacles to enhanced audit committee reporting, and how can these obstacles be overcome?
  • What types of information are investors asking for from audit committees?


Speakers:

Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality
Margaret Foran, Chief Governance Officer, VP and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.
Douglas Maine, Audit Committee Chair, Alliant Techsystems, BroadSoft, Rockwood Holdings
Zach Oleksuik, Head, Americas Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment, BlackRock

Moderator:
Amar Sarwal, Vice President & Chief Legal Strategist, Association of Corporate Counsel