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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
This Framework developed by IFAC and CIPFA was created to help improve and encourage effective public sector governance. The Framework encourages better governed and managed public sector organizations by improving decision making and the efficient use of resources.
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.
Provides principles-based guidance to assist professional accountants and their organizations in developing and implementing a code of conduct in a values-based culture.
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.
This guide aims to improve the standard of corporate governance disclosures by Hong Kong-listed companies, with reference to the corporate governance code issued by the Hong Kong stock exchange, as an appendix to the listing rules . The guide contains practical advice to help companies understand the underlying objectives of key requirements of the code, quoting real examples of good disclosure.
Indicates that assessing culture should be seen as a journey of continuous improvement, rather than an end in itself. Breaking away from pass-or-fail approaches, it is recommended that boards use a set of trade-offs, such as about conformity and challenge, innovation and control, or trust and accountability, as a framework to map out their organization's culture. The report suggests a series of actions to reconcile the culture that exists with the culture that is wanted.
This study reveals a wide divergence in corporate governance requirements across 25 markets, including Singapore, Australia, Thailand, China and Brazil, and calls for governments to work towards meeting global corporate governance standards.
January 15, 2015 - Financial Reporting Council
January 5, 2015 - IFAC
December 19, 2014 - The Strait Times
December 16, 2014 - Zaywa
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