Governance

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

 

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

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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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How Good Governance Can Resolve Bad Behavior
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | September 15, 2014 | 1

Everyone in the organization, and management in particular, needs to identify and address bad behavior in a timely manner. Good governance arrangements can help. Read More

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IFAC-CIPFA Framework Receives Backing, Support from INTOSAI
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | August 26, 2014 |

The IFAC-CIPFA International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector has been welcomed by the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions. Read More

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OECD Guidelines: Which Should Come First?
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | August 14, 2014 |

The OECD is in overdrive on revisions to its Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises—have your say before it is too late. Read More

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