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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
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.
Features the recommendation from 25 prominent business leaders on what should be done to effectively improve governance (including risk management and internal control), the financial reporting process, audit, and the usefulness of business reports in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. The report provides a summary of interviewees' recommendations in each area and highlights some of IFAC's related initiatives.
Includes a chapter by IFAC summarizing how professional accountants support effective governance in organizations and listing various actions that IFAC has undertaken in this space.
Investigates what a long-term approach looks like in practice and the challenges faced by companies that want to lengthen their horizons and create sustainable enterprises.
Examines challenges of making public sector performance management and how to better align policy to outcomes.
This statement on the role of the CFO in local government describes the role and the responsibilities of CFOs in local government.
October 7, 2014 - Financial Times
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