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


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


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


Webinar Wrap-Up: Good Governance from a Multi-Stakeholder Perspective
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | September 23, 2014 |

Staff from IFAC, the Global Reporting Initiative, The Mosaic Company, and Bloomberg recently explored the link between good corporate governance and sustainability performance management in a webinar. Read More


Good Governance and the Fight against Corruption
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | September 18, 2014 |

Despite progress, World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim recently wrote about the challenges that remain in fighting corruption and promoting good governance. Read More


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