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Managing responsible business: the ethical challenges organisations must navigate to succeed in a connected world

Find out how to address the major gaps facing organisational ethics and the tools CGMA designation holders can use to promote an ethical culture.

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Valuing your talent

Better people measures, better decisions, better business.

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Tomorrow's leadership

28 May 2012 saw the UK launch of a groundbreaking leadership report, ‘The Invisible Elephant and the Pyramid Treasure - Tomorrow’s Leadership’, which outlined a leadership model fit for purpose in the 21st century. This event continued our successful collaboration with Tomorrow's Company and their partners.

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Ethical culture change at Siemens: a case study

Siemens is a globally operating technology company with core activities in the fields of energy, healthcare, industry and infrastructure

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How to improve your board’s effectiveness: three tools for risk and strategy governance

A high-performing board is one that adds value to the organisation by achieving a full package of responsible activities.

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How to evaluate enterprise risk management maturity case study

The hypothetical case study is presented as an illustration of how the Enterprise Risk Management assessment tool can be used by CGMA designation holders to assess the effectiveness of an organisation’s approach to enterprise risk management.

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CGMA Finance Impact Tool

The CGMA Finance Impact Tool is a comprehensive, systematic assessment of an organisation’s finance activities. Finance function improvement and forward movement begins with self-assessment and analysis that serve as a catalyst for transformation. This self-assessment process allows a user to discern clearly its finance functions’ strengths, as well as areas where improvements can be made. This results in providing drivers towards positive change through actionable items that can be monitored for progress.

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Risk questions a CGMA should ask about process innovation

Process innovation is about doing things a better way; either through developing new processes and delivery methods or finding radically different ways of doing business. It can be as simple as redefining one step of a manufacturing function, or as complex as a full organisational restructure.

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How to improve your finance organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness

The roles of finance professionals are changing. There is an expectation for finance organisations to take on a broader role in terms of providing management information and analysis and become more influential in how the organisation is managed. In forward-looking organisations, finance is evolving from a focus on transactions and cost efficiency to a broader focus that covers decision support and strategy.

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WEF global risks report 2013

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report examines key global risks such as the effect of economic weakness on environmental challenges, wealth gaps and unsustainable government debt. It also highlights emerging concerns such as geoengineering and brain-altering technologies.

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