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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. See the full overview.
Inspire, Implement, Assure—How Internal Auditors Can Leverage the International Framework Good Governance in the Public Sector
by Jim Pelletier, Managing Director, Institute of Internal Auditor’s American Center for Government Auditing and Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 11, 2016
Public sector internal auditors can enhance their organizational governance by leveraging the guidance within the International Framework Good Governance in the Public Sector .
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Measuring What Matters: Is It Time to Move beyond Measuring National Success with GDP?A new publication from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand discusses how a more complete picture of national progress could be determined—one that recognizes environmental and social outcomes as well as economic aspects.
by Rob Ward, Head of Leadership & Advocacy, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand | October 21, 2014
Attracting Long-term Investors through Integrated Thinking and ReportingResearch shows that integrated thinking and reporting can have a positive impact on the type of investors your company attracts—those who are in it for the long-term and looking for sustainable value creation.
by Andrew Knauer, Senior Analyst, Just Capital, George Serafeim, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University School of Business and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | October 9, 2014
Webinar Wrap-Up: Good Governance from a Multi-Stakeholder PerspectiveStaff from IFAC, the Global Reporting Initiative, The Mosaic Company, and Bloomberg recently explored the link between good corporate governance and sustainability performance management in a webinar.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | September 23, 2014
News and Resources
There are 399 news/resources
BIS Committee Launches Corporate Governance Inquiry
Accountancy Age - September 19, 2016
New Corporate Governance Principles Include Novel Audit Committee Provision
Mondaq.com - September 1, 2016
Discarded Airline Bosses Are Walking Away with Eye-Watering Payouts
The Economist - August 31, 2016
BNA INSIGHTS: Monitoring, Maintenance Are Vital in Ethics, Compliance Programs
Bloomberg BNA - August 17, 2016
Audit Reform: Hard Labor for Audit Committee Chairs?
Accountancy Age - August 16, 2016
Corporate Culture and the Role of Boards
Financial Reporting Council - August 16, 2016
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