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The recent financial and economic crises exposed many corporate governance weaknesses—but, at the same time, they created momentum for change. Effective governance encourages better organizational decision-making, accountability, and robust scrutiny of organizational performance. Accountants are in an excellent position to ensure that governance is integrated into the very DNA of their organizations, which has been identified as critical to its effectiveness. Read More

 

Public Sector Governance at Work: Chileans Zooming In on How their Taxes Are Spent

by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | April 22, 2015 |

Good governance in the public sector in action! A web portal from the Chilean Supreme Audit Institution allows citizens to evaluate public services and the associated use of public resources. Read More

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Basel Principles on Enhancing Corporate Governance—Will Revisions Be Enough to Invoke True Change?
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | April 1, 2015 |

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision recently proposed enhancements to its corporate governance principles—are the changes enough to make a difference and avoid future crises and organizational failures? Read More

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When Revised Doesn’t Mean Different—The OECD Corporate Governance Principles
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | March 23, 2015 |

The OECD has released a revised draft of its Corporate Governance Principles—but how revised are they? Read More

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Promoting Better Corporate Disclosure—15 Years of the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs' Awards Program
by Peter Tisman, Director, Advocacy and Practice Development, Hong Kong Institute of CPAs | March 9, 2015 |

Striving to create a culture and environment of good governance, 15 years ago the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs established the Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards. Read More

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The Role of the CFO on the Modern Board
by Gillian Lees, Head of Research and Development, CIMA | January 13, 2015 |

Four key areas that CFOs should address when conducting meetings with boards.  Read More

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