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    This guide, written in partnership with the Global Compact Network UK, sets out the context for the importance of human rights issues to business.

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    The CGMA cost transformation model is designed to help businesses to achieve and maintain cost competitiveness.

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    Better people measures, better decisions, better business.

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Using analytics to reduce days sales outstanding

This paper, produced by Infosys in association with CIMA, alerts finance professionals to new ways of using data to improve cash flow and ensure the value of the organisation is maintained.

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Words in action - episode five: Cameron's investigation

Tony’s past the talking stage. It’s time for tough action. And Cameron seems determined as he gets caught up in a new investigation. So why is Talulah unhappy when she gets what she wants? Who is fiddling their expenses now?

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Words in action - episode two: James Turner’s projects

James Turner’s projects come in on budget and win environmental prizes. Surely that should keep the low-carbon campaigners smiling?

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Words in action - episode one: Tony Scales and ethics

Does Tony Scales, the new CEO of the Miralux Corporation, believe his own speeches about ethics, the environment and the company’s hard line against corruption and fraud? Is he sincere or just the master of corporate rhetoric?

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Embedding ethical values into the corporate culture

This paper summarises the discussions at the Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) roundtable on corporate integrity. The roundtable focused on five areas of discussion on aspects of corporate operations and activity that lend themselves to good ethical practice.

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Cost Transformation Model

The CGMA cost transformation model is designed to help businesses to achieve and maintain cost competitiveness.

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Global state of enterprise risk oversight

Given the rapid pace of change in the global business environment, more organisations are realising that status quo risk management will likely lead to failure and significant missed opportunities.

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Extended enterprise risk

Today’s complex global supply chains require effective risk management.

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The Four Ts of local government performance

Effective performance management and strong financial leadership will be at the core of sustainable public service delivery.

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Getting to the heart of decision making: Whitehall's Financial Management Reform

In 2014, HM Treasury launched the Financial Management Reform programme (FMR). This is widely seen as one of the most successful and mature of the UK’s functional reforms. The purpose of this joint paper by the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is to allow those interested in improving finance functions in other complex organisational settings (especially centres of government) to see what is happening in the UK, and to understand the way this change has been undertaken.

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