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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 .
There are 34 articles
Social and Human Capital Accounting Business BenefitsSocial and human capital makes a fundamental contribution to the performance of an organization, and can be significantly enhanced or damaged by its activity.
by Kate Bowyer, CFO, The Crown Estate, and Member of the A4S CFO Leadership Network | June 27, 2017
Onward and Upward: New Revision of the King Code on Corporate Governance Needs Your Input, TooIf you are passionate about governance, you should read and respond to the latest exposure draft of the revised King Report on Corporate Governance in South Africa .
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | May 2, 2016
Should Professional Accountants Care about Culture? Yes!A healthy culture is a prerequisite for effective corporate governance and risk management, and a new study from the ACCA backs this up.
by Pauline Schu, Policy and Research Officer, ACCA | March 17, 2016
A Vision for Integrated Thinking and the Role of Finance ProfessionalsIntegrated reporting continues to gain global momentum and help change the way businesses think about creating value over time—but it is integrated thinking that will ultimately change corporate behavior and lead to more resilient organizations...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 1, 2016
News and Resources
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International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector, Executive Summary
IFAC, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy - July 2, 2014
Evaluating and Improving Governance in Organizations
IFAC - January 31, 2009
Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation - September 12, 2017
Professional Accountants, Strong Governance Vital to Reducing Corruption
CPA Canada - May 18, 2017
2017 OECD Corporate Governance Factbook
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - April 19, 2017
Trust and Public Policy: How Better Governance Can Help Rebuild Public Trust
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - April 10, 2017
Methodology for Assessing the Implementation of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - March 27, 2017
Board of Directors: Are You Ready for the Enhanced Auditors’ Report?
Malaysian Institute of Accountants - March 2, 2017
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