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  • Business analytics and decision making: the human dimension

    This report describes the personal skills and competencies management accountants must possess to be recognised as credible leaders co-creating insight.

  • Joining the Dots

    Decision making for a new era.

  • Business and human rights: evolution and acceptance

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

  • Cost Transformation Model

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

  • Valuing your talent

    Better people measures, better decisions, better business.

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Ethical reflection checklist

This checklist is designed to provide organisations and individuals with an overview of how well ethical practices are embedded in the business. With the importance of ethics and non-financial reporting rising on the global agenda, organisations not only need to be managing their business responsibly, but increasingly, they are being required to demonstrate it too.

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Building resilience: an introduction to business models

In today’s business environment it is more important than ever that organisations understand their business model, and are ready to adapt it to counter external threats.

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Roads to ruin: the analysis

Roads to Ruin looks at substantial corporate crises that struck well-known organisations over the last decade.

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One finance: Building tomorrow’s talent strategy

This report discusses the need for a unified, ‘one finance’, approach to talent management in light of increasing capabilities and skills requirements as finance operating models and finance structures change.

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Sustainable business: Shared value in practice

Set against a background of underlying mistrust in their intentions, major corporations have begun to realise that they need to focus on more than short-term profit maximisation. This report examines the need for more sustainable thinking in corporate strategies and identifies the critical business model areas to concentrate on.

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Return on ideas

This report explores ways that finance and marketing can work together to measure the value of marketing activities.

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Aligning strategy, planning and risk processes at MassMutual

This case study shows how insurance and financial services company MassMutual has better aligned its strategy, planning and risk processes for improved governance and performance.

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Ensuring corporate viability in an uncertain world: Framing the Board conversation on risk

In response to ongoing developments, regulators are revising their Corporate Governance Codes and corporate reporting requirements. They intend to stimulate better and more detailed consideration of the risks which affect the longer term viability of companies and to drive overall improvement in the level and quality of risk management. In this regard the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced changes to the UK Corporate Code in September 2014.

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Dealing with the unknown

Leading in uncertain times by rethinking the design of management accounting and reporting systems.

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Business leaders talk risk and innovation

Business leaders from some of the world's top companies, including Dell, Coca Cola and American Express, talk risk, innovation and the role of management accountants.

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