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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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ICAEW's Dialogue in Corporate Governance programme's fourth thought leadership piece considers the principal drivers of diversity to help boards set and assess diversity objectives to promote long-term business success.
Assists directors in understanding the factors to consider when deciding on and assessing the value of assurance for reported greenhouse gas emissions.
Informs those charged with fiduciary management of enterprises why ethics can no longer be treated as a discretionary cost to the business. Management of the ethical dimension is instead a significant contributor to financial success. This is highlighted through the use of examples of how leading corporations are integrating ethical management into business practices, change programs, and fraud, risk, and compliance systems.
Shows how boards can better understand their risk exposure and ensure their organization is as resilient as possible. The accompanying tool-kit provides some key questions for boards to ask of themselves to help achieve a more risk resilient organization.
Provides guidance on the implementation of the Australian/New Zealand standard on risk management, AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009, Risk management – Principles and Guidelines, which is identical to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 31000:2009 standard. The guidelines expand on and explain the elements included in the standard and provide advice about applying the standard, including using it to evaluate and improve existing risk management practice.
Highlights the environmental and social issues directors need to consider, providing an understanding of the potential business implications of these issues and offers questions that directors might ask in discharging their oversight responsibilities.
The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in areas such as employment and industrial relations, human rights, environment, information disclosure, combating bribery, consumer interests, science and technology, competition, and taxation.
July 28, 2014 - The Nation
July 3, 2014 - IFAC and CIPFA
June 24, 2014 - Public Finance International
June 19, 2014 - In The Black
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