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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
Considers the human perspective and reaction to change, particularly with projects focused on the implementation of new systems: How and why do individuals typically respond to change in the work environment, and what can be done to ease the impact when negative reactions occur?
Provides specific guidance on developing, implementing, and sustaining an Internal Audit Capability Model to ensure that a public sector organization’s audit function has the collective knowledge, skills, and other competencies necessary to complete planned audits and to support the audit function as it evolves.
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.
This is an overview guide of the Non-Executive Directors Association ('NEDA'), which was established in 2007 to represent Non-Executive Directors and ensure they are properly trained and developed.
The Audit Committee Guide for Small and Mid-Size Quoted Companies is designed to assist audit committee members to be effective in their roles, meeting the expectations of investors and complying with best regulatory best practice for small and mid-size quoted companies.
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.
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March 17, 2016 - Transparency International
- Strong International Standards, Governance & Ethics Help Fight Bribery
March 17, 2016 - IFAC
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