Risks Confronting Boards: Introduction to the Series

October 19, 2016

By Sara Melnick

Since 2010, EisnerAmper has issued an annual survey to members of boards of directors across the United States.   The survey has been refined over the years, but remains focused on the risks that are top of mind for directors– and how they are managed both at the board and operational level. The directors sit on public, private, and not-for-profit boards. They represent organizations both young and old, with revenues ranging from less than $10 million to well over $5 billion.

This year, our report demonstrates the silos of views by breaking down all responses by the type of organization the director governs: public, private or not-for-profit. While the similarities and differences are evident (and many times, logical), the combined “average” answer was not an appropriate picture to paint. While the report will still be issued, in full, this year we’ve decided to take short, deep dives into our results. Our blog series “Risks Confronting Boards” will provide regular commentary on specific topics. We’ll begin with the bigger picture, then work our way into some of the more complex matters and responses. Stay tuned!

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The survey results were analyzed and presented by EisnerAmper and are accompanied by EisnerAmper’s observations of industry trends and issues. While EisnerAmper believes the information is from reliable sources, it should not be relied upon as, or considered to be, investment or legal advice.

READ our Concerns About Risks Confronting Boards - 2016 Survey Results

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