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Telling Your Company’s Story: The Board’s Role in DisclosureTelling Your Company’s Story: The Board’s Role in DisclosureGore Recital Hall, CFA<p>While the SEC's recent focus on non-GAAP measures has garnered attention in the boardroom, it is only one example of increased attention from regulators and others, including shareholders, on the Board's role in telling a company's story through disclosure oversight and engagement.</p><p>This panel will explore:</p><ol><li><em>Legal boundaries for directors</em>: What is the fiduciary duty of the board in the oversight of disclosure?</li><li><em>Board best practices in the oversight of disclosure:</em> How and when does the board become involved? What are the audit, compensation and governance committees' roles? What is the role of the management disclosure committee?  How does the audit committee interact with the management disclosure committee? What is the board's oversight role in: </li><ol><li>On-going regular company disclosures (e.g., 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, earnings releases)</li><li>When the board itself generates the information (e.g., board policies re diversity, director independence, board structure, CEO compensation, etc.)</li><li>Information where the board has a special level of responsibility (e.g., risk oversight, ESG, sustainability disclosures, MD&A trends)</li><li>When the disclosure itself is the substance (i.e., financial statements, non-GAAP)</li></ol><li><em>The investor perspective: </em>What do shareholders want to see from boards in their oversight of disclosure and in their own committee reports? Has the increase in investor and director engagement affected disclosure?</li><li><em>SEC Disclosure Effectiveness:</em> What are the new administration's priorities for the SEC's Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative?</li></ol>10/24/2017 1:30:00 PM10/24/2017 5:00:00 PMFalse

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