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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
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Overseeing Strategy: A Framework for Boards of Directors
July 15, 2016 - CPA Canada
This Framework helps directors effectively oversee the strategic planning process, from preparation and strategy formulation to execution and monitoring results.
Overseeing Mergers and Acquisitions: A Framework for Boards of Directors
June 17, 2016 - CPA Canada
This document provides a framework to help directors oversee mergers and acquisitions effectively and ensure shareholder value is maximized.
guidance to directors and officers to assess the effectiveness of a corporation’s indemnification as well as director and officer insurance programs.
Useful information for directors, shareholders and other interested in building and sustaining an effective board.
The CFO Series: What Boards Should Expect from CFOs
November 1, 2013 - CPA Canada
This publication focuses on the role of CFOs and their relationship with the boards of directors.
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.
Helps members of not-for-profit boards of directors understand their responsibility for the oversight of risk.
- HKICPA Partners with NGO Governance Platform Project as an Extension to Its CPAs for NGOs Social Responsibility Programme
November 2, 2016 - Hong Kong Institute of CPAs
- IIRC Welcomes the Release of King IV as South Africa Sets a New Global Standard for Corporate Governance
November 1, 2016 - IIRC
- European Commission Urged to Update Financial Governance Rules
October 20, 2016 - Public Finance International
- Stronger Governance and Less Regulation Will Help #BuildTrust with Citizens, IFAC and ICAEW Joint Report Says
September 29, 2016 - IFAC
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