Corporate Reputation | NED Webinar Series - Part 1: External Threats

Corporate Reputation | NED Webinar Series - Part 1: External Threats

Apr 1, 2021

In partnership with The Non-Executive Directors Association (NEDA)

Our three-part webinar series on the current risk landscape and emerging threats/opportunities features speakers from Kroll, NEDA, and a range of experts and seasoned non-executive directors (NEDs).

Reputation is everything, and as we contemplate life beyond COVID-19 crisis management, Kroll executives have been considering a range of contemporaneous risks that should be on every board’s agenda. They’re even evaluating how failure to consider these risks can impact a company’s corporate reputation.

Relevant risks, in a material sense, are broadening in scope, and shareholders want much more discussion initially, with both the key executives (CEO/financial director) and with the NEDs. However, there is often a perception that day-to-day controls executed by executive management are in place when, in fact, the controls are not tested; when a crisis hits unexpectedly, they prove to be inadequate.

In Part 1, External Threats, led by NEDA Chair Graham Durgan, the panel shared recent insights and experiences on how boards are coping with reputational risks related to brand and social media, the latest attacks from organized criminal networks, and internet-based misinformation/disinformation attacks.

Graham Durgan, Chair, NEDA
Neil Kirton, Regional Managing Director, EMEA, Kroll
Zoë Newman, Managing Director and Co-Head of Financial Investigations, Kroll
Ryan McSharry, Head of Crisis and Litigation, Infinite Global
Alla Bashenko, Portfolio NED and Risk and Compliance Committee Member