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


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


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


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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Measuring What Matters: Is It Time to Move beyond Measuring National Success with GDP?
by Rob Ward, ‎Head of Leadership & Advocacy, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand | October 21, 2014 | 1

A new publication from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand discusses how a more complete picture of national progress could be determined—one that recognizes environmental and social outcomes as well as economic aspects. Read More


Attracting Long-term Investors through Integrated Thinking and Reporting
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC, Andrew Knauer, Research Associate, Harvard University School of Business, and George Serafeim, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University School of Business | October 9, 2014 |

Research shows that integrated thinking and reporting can have a positive impact on the type of investors your company attracts—those who are in it for the long-term and looking for sustainable value creation. Read More


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