Geopolitical & Other Risk Factors for Public Companies—Expert Panel Discussion Self-Study Webinar (1.5 Hours)


With global temperatures and international tensions rising, companies can no longer afford to ignore the economic impacts of climate change and geopolitical risk. Add to that the competition for diverse new talentplus the increasing threat of cyberattacks and the advancing use of cryptocurrencyand today's business professionals need to understand the evolving, worldwide financial landscape, as well as prepare for any eventuality. In this self-study webinar, a panel of industry, auditing, legal and other experts will discuss how companies are dealing with:

  • Geopolitical risk
  • Crypto, cybersecurity and ransomware
  • Understanding and implementing ESG practices
  • Inflation and supply chains
  • Financial reporting best practices
  • Recruiting and developing accounting/finance talents




A panel of experts will discuss best practices and strategies for dealing with the environmental and geopolitical risks that impact today’s business operations.



Robert Hirth, Senior Managing Director, Protiviti, Standards and Emerging Issues Advisory Group, PCAOB


Douglas Bell, Global Trade Policy Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

David Levi, Senior Vice President, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, Vonage

Greg Moore, Board Chair, Texas Roadhouse

Susan Resley, Securities Enforcement and Litigation Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

  • Geopolitical Risks & Sanctions
    – Holding Foreign Companies
       Accountable Act (HFCAA)
    – Russia
    – China
  • Cybersecurity & Ransomware
  • Financial Reporting Best Practices
    – New SEC climate
    – Human capital rules
  • ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)
    – Emphasis on climate transition
       to net-zero economy
    – SEC Proposal: Climate-Related
  • Attracting, Developing & Retaining Talent
    – Diversity, equity, inclusion
    – Widespread skills shortages
    – Employee benefits and safety
    – COVID-19 lasting impact
    – Return to work


• Identify the relative risk exposure for today’s global business practices and processes

• Recognize the circumstances for delisting issuers under the HFCAA

• Identify the characteristics of the SEC issued proposed climate related disclosures

• Identify human capital disclosure themes noted in recent 10-K filings

• Recognize the relative importance of ESG reporting to today’s investors




No advance preparation required.

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