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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
A business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT that allows managers to bridge the gap between control requirements, technical issues, and business risk.
From Strategic Finance magazine, a look at global corporate governance systems and the role Boards play, as well as the role external factors play.
Argues that while there has been considerable attention on issues such as the structure of the board and its committees, there needs to be more emphasis on how well the board oversees strategy and risk, as well as the appropriate behaviors required to fulfill this task effectively.
Toward Effective Governance of Financial Institutions
January 1, 2012 - Group of Thirty
The report stresses that values influence the behavior of those with governance responsibilities and the key to reform is to promote changes in the ways in which these individuals think about their responsibilities.
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.
Consolidates the important aspects of embedding sustainability into the DNA of an organization and can be applied to entities of all sizes and complexities. The Framework focuses on the integration of sustainability factors from three perspectives--business strategy, operational, and reporting--and highlights the important roles that professional accountants play in facilitating the sustainable development of their organizations.
October 28, 2014 - Public Finance International
October 27, 2014 - Today Online
October 7, 2014 - Financial Times
September 17, 2014 - Forbes
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