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CFO Research Interview with J. Bradley Johnston, CAO of Temple-Inland, and Bret Ahnell, VP and Division Manager, FM Global
April 22, 2009
In a conversation with CFO Research's Celina Rogers, J. Bradley Johnston, Chief Administrative Officer of Temple-Inland, discusses supply-chain risk management challenges and discusses how his company prepares for and insulates itself against … more »
Sponsored by FM Global
April 22, 2009
Global sourcing, supply-chain reengineering, and other sourcing practices undoubtedly help companies reduce costs and improve efficiency. But these practices can also carry a hidden cost: increased exposure to the risk of supply-chain disruption. … more »
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Sponsored by Expense Reduction Analysts
April 20, 2009
For this study, CFO Research Services surveyed senior finance executives at midsize companies on their plans, priorities, and challenges for general and administrative (G&A) cost management over the next year. The results of our survey show that … more »
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Sponsored by Deloitte
February 26, 2009
With constant reminders of climate changes and renewed concerns about the environment, companies are bracing themselves for increased regulatory scrutiny. What are leading companies doing now to pave the way toward a sustainable enterprise? And what … more »
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The CFO of real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle chats with CFO Research about finance's role in environmental sustainability efforts.
February 11, 2009
Lauralee Martin, EVP, CFO, and COO of Jones Lang LaSalle, discusses finance's role in environmental sustainability, how sustainability has factored into JLL's own growth, and what lies ahead for companies going green.
Sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle
January 27, 2009
What role does finance play in environmental sustainability initiatives? Does finance have the tools and frameworks it needs to evaluate, measure, and report on these initiatives? Our research reveals that the finance functionıs most prominent role … more »
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Senior executives on governance, uncertainty, and performance amid a global banking crisis
Sponsored by Ernst & Young
January 13, 2009
A Report Prepared in collaboration with Ernst and Young

What actions are banks around the world taking to recover from the current financial turmoil? CFO Research Services interviewed senior finance and risk executives at global financial … more »
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Sponsored by Towers Perrin
November 18, 2008
Just before the U.S. financial crisis began to pick up steam in late September, CFO Research fielded a survey to finance executives to gauge their thoughts on the financial turmoil. Our respondents were prescient about the global dimensions of the … more »
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Sponsored by Microsoft
October 24, 2008
As business units envision and createıor refine and rebuildıbusiness models, finance takes an increasingly important role as their partner. In our survey and interview program among senior finance executives, we found that finance teams are eager to … more »
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Sponsored by SAP
October 16, 2008
Business collaborations are on the rise as companies around the globe of all sizes and in all industries seek collaborations to enter new markets, expand their products and services, and control costs.

As companies enter into more complex … more »
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The finance executives in our survey advise closer collaboration between operations and risk management, to "engage all functions in the process." As one senior finance executive notes, "You cannot do it alone."
Sponsored by Crowe Chizek and Company LLC
September 19, 2008
As the business environment grows more complex, companies become more exposed to a variety of risk factors. In response to this exposure, finance executives say they anticipate contributing more to nonfinancial risk management.

Senior … more »
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Our findings suggested that mid-size companies have a significant opportunity to drive savings by improving their management of information and spending policies.
Sponsored by American Express
August 08, 2008
In September 2004, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) launched a research program to explore how mid-size U.S. companies drive savings through indirect expense management. This program built on research findings from studies on … more »
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Senior finance executives remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, according to this year's study of CFOs at mid-size companies.
Sponsored by American Express
August 08, 2008
Senior finance executives remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, according to this year's study of CFOs at mid-size companies. While a majority of respondents in this year's study expect economic growth in the year ahead, survey results suggest … more »
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How are companies around the world planning to change their spending and investment strategies in order to respond to an uncertain and, in many areas, slowing economy?
Sponsored by American Express
July 01, 2008
How are companies around the world planning to change their spending and investment strategies in order to respond to an uncertain and, in many areas, slowing economy? We surveyed and interviewed senior finance executives around the world to gain a … more »
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In this year's survey and interview program, senior finance executives at mid-size companies say that high-quality information on purchasing activity is central to controlling indirect spending.
Sponsored by American Express
June 04, 2008
In this year's survey and interview program, senior finance executives at mid-size companies say that high-quality information on purchasing activity is central to controlling indirect spending. Such information also contributes to planning, … more »
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