In the first of a four-part series, Kate van der Merwe considers the interplay between Finance and sustainability against a backdrop of increasingly extreme weather events. I love the sound of rain and the fresh release as it makes way for breaking sunshine (on those days that it does make way!) So it is hard to… Read More Can finance and sustainability go together?
With the Best Corporate Governance Awards 2019 now open for entry, this article from the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs discusses how improving corporate governance requires continual effort to internalize strong governance behaviours. For the boards of listed companies, protecting shareholder value is a key responsibility. Good corporate governance can be a key driver in… Read More The best corporate governance goes hand in hand with a good corporate culture
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) issued three exposure drafts for quality management at firm and engagement levels in February 2019 with a deadline for comment of 1 July 2019. The suite of quality management exposure drafts includes ED-ISQM 1 discussed here This article provides an overview of the introductory paragraphs to the… Read More Overview of the introductory paragraphs of ED-ISQM 1
Board leadership requires decisiveness and emotional intelligence, particularly when the company in question is in the eye of a storm. There has never been a greater focus on boards and the critical role the board plays in the stewardship of an organisation and ensuring a sustainable future for its shareholders and stakeholders. The launch in… Read More Effective board leadership
Whistleblowing is central to the plurality of checks and balances which allow businesses to thrive. In its report, How whistleblowing helps companies, ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Faculty elaborates on the importance of effective whistleblowing and provides essential guidance for boards on how to create environments that encourage it. Whistleblowing can be of enormous value to companies,… Read More Companies need to recognize the benefits of whistleblowing
By Amy Hutchinson A look at how ICAS is shaping the debate on corporate reporting. ICAS has highlighted the importance of considering the corporate governance and corporate reporting environment in the ongoing UK audit quality debate. We cannot look at audit in isolation – it is one part of a wider system of assurance which is… Read More Restoring trust and relevance in corporate reporting