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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
Attention to the company culture is a must following a compliance failure.
Presents the findings of a study to measure workplace ethics in the financial services industry. According to the study, attitudes toward corruption within the industry have not changed for the better.
Various reports and publications issued by CAQ.
Policy and research officer Pauline Schu introduces findings from a one-year global study into corporate culture and the drivers of organisational behaviour, conducted with support from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.
Released by the Audit Committee Collaboration, this video succinctly explains a key Collaboration resource: "Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action."
International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector, Executive Summary
Reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 215 economies over the period 1996–2013, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability; Political Stability and Absence of Violence; Government Effectiveness; Regulatory Quality; Rule of Law; and Control of Corruption.
- Zimbabwe: Corporate Governance in Turmoil
June 10, 2016 - AllAfrica.com
- KT Recognized for Corporate Governance
June 8, 2016 - Korea Herald
- Managing Corporate Governance Easier Said Than Done
June 7, 2016 - TheStreet.com
- Corporate Governance in Micro, Small-, and Medium-sized Enterprises
May 5, 2016 - Jamaica Observer
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