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 increasing threat of cyberattacks and the advancing use of cryptocurrency—and 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
  • Artificial intelligence and cybersecurity
  • Understanding and implementing ESG practices
  • Inflation and supply chain
  • Financial reporting best practices

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, Member, PCAOB & AICPA


Lauren Assaf-Holmes, Senior Associate, GIbson, Dunn & Crutcher

Betty Huber, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Chris Wright, Global Leader, Business Performance Improvement, Protiviti

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Geopolitical Risks & Sanctions
  • 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 disclosures
    – The "Anti-ESG" movement
  • Mandate for Audit Committees
    – Enterprise, process, and technology issues
    – Financial reporting issues
  • Largest Potential Immediate Risks
  • Increased Volume of CFO Priorities

• Identify the impact AI is predicted to have on business

• Recognize Diamond Hill’s term period for directors of their board

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

• Recognize the companies that must comply with California’s TCFD risk report requirement

• Identify characteristics of the SEC cyber rule

• Identify the first cyber enforcement case to charge an individual

• Recognize certain attributes of the return to the office initiative




No advance preparation required.

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