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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
Audit Committees Face Expertise, Risk Management Challenges
January 11, 2017 - CFO.com
FRC Calls for More Oversight Powers to Tackle Corporate Governance
January 11, 2017 - Economia
Corruption Culture and Corporate Misconduct
November 29, 2016 - Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
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
European Commission Urged to Update Financial Governance Rules
October 20, 2016 - Public Finance International
Hong Kong Loses Out to Singapore in Corporate Governance Survey
September 29, 2016 - South China Morning Post
BIS Committee Launches Corporate Governance Inquiry
September 19, 2016 - Accountancy Age
New Corporate Governance Principles Include Novel Audit Committee Provision
September 1, 2016 - Mondaq.com
- International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector, Executive Summary
July 2, 2014 - IFAC, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
- Evaluating and Improving Governance in Organizations
January 31, 2009 - IFAC
- Defining and Developing an Effective Code of Conduct for Organizations
May 31, 2007 - IFAC
- Principles of Corporate Governance
January 27, 2004 - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development