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CPE Self-study

Trade Tensions

Learn how to deal with the challenges of increasing trade tensions and their potential impact on costs and your bottom line.

$49 - $59
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NASBA Field of Study

Business Management and Organization



CPE Credits



Samantha Griffiths


1 year

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 Business & partner 
Product Details

Navigating in uncertain times

Understand how differing trade policies of governments around the globe increase uncertainty for business regardless of how or where they operate.

Vital for decision-making

Learn about the economic debate as it relates to international trade and the differing degrees of economic integration.

Understand how businesses making important investment decisions must address their exposure to cross-border trade and its impacts.

Gain insight into some key characteristics underpinning global trade tensions, increasingly on many organizations’ risk radar.

Net winner or loser?

Understand the benefits and the challenges that increasing international trade tensions can have on your business.

Consider your value chains and geographic footprint, and understand where resilience needs reinforcing and risk appetite needs re-assessing.

This course provides 1 hour of CPE credit in the Business, Management and Organization field of study.

Who Will Benefit
  • CFOs, controllers, and VPs of finance
  • Risk management professionals
  • CPA business advisors
Key Topics
  • The economic debate
  • Advantages and disadvantages of increasing trade tensions
  • Impact on global value chains
  • Potential winners of trade policies
  • Exposure to trade tensions
  • Building resilience
  • Risk appetite
Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the key characteristics underpinning trade tensions.
  • Identify the impact that trade tensions have on business.
  • Recall important topics and conversations to be discussed regarding the risk of increasing trade tensions for your business.
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Business Management and Organization
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Samantha Griffiths
BSc (Hons), MBA, FCCA
Samantha specializes in the narrative reporting landscape, with emphasis on integrated reporting and developing and communicating board effectiveness. She started her career in a large international bank and transitioned to a role in the Treasury for a large multinational engineering business before working for several years at the London Stock Exchange. This was followed by an extensive consulting and training career, working alongside boards and senior management teams at many high-profile organizations. Over the years, Samantha has worked with boards and their corporate advisors to review hundreds of annual reports and corporate communications. The focus of her work has been on developing and articulating the value proposition of organizations to their various stakeholders. Consulting assignments have included investor outreach programs, perception studies, board evaluations, annual report development, key message development, best practice benchmarking, and board effectiveness training. She has led the development of internationally award-winning annual reports and governance practices. Her work has also involved her working alongside organizations involved in the Financial Reporting Council's financial reporting lab business model initiative. Samantha's practical experience is complemented by her academic links to a variety of UK institutions. She frequently delivers lectures, seminars, and master classes on topics including strategy, governance, risk, and ethics. Samantha is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has an executive MBA from Manchester Business School. She is currently executive director of Sagenius Limited, a niche advisory firm.

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