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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
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Evaluating and Improving Governance in Organizations
January 31, 2009 - IFAC
Includes a framework-consisting of a series of fundamental principles, supporting guidance, and references-for how professional accountants can contribute to evaluating and improving governance in organizations.
One of the 12 key standards for international financial stability used by the Financial Stability Board that form the basis for the corporate governance component of the Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes from the World Bank.
ICAEW's Dialogue in Corporate Governance programme's fifth thought leadership piece argues that everyone involved in a system of corporate governance should be covered by a (an overall) framework code. In addition, it makes a proposal for harnessing the energy behind the growing number of group specific codes related to corporate governance, and explores how this can enhance public confidence in companies rather than creating complexity and confusion.
The Basel Committee released for consultation a set of revised guidelines on corporate governance at banks. Building on the Committee's Principles for enhancing corporate governance published in 2010, the proposed guidelines aim to strengthen various governance measures such as risk management and internal control arrangements, board competence, and compensation systems. Comments on the proposals are due by Friday 9 January 2015.
This debates how to develop macro reporting metrics that present a more holistic and accurate measure of national progress than gross domestic product (GDP).
This document describes the responsibilities of boards and shareholders respectively and aim to enhance dialogue between the two parties.
The CFO Series: What Boards Should Expect from CFOs
November 1, 2013 - CPA Canada
This publication focuses on the role of CFOs and their relationship with the boards of directors.
January 15, 2015 - Financial Reporting Council
January 5, 2015 - IFAC
December 19, 2014 - The Strait Times
December 16, 2014 - Zaywa
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