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Corporate Governance Best Practices: A Blueprint for the Post-Enron Era

Directors need to be sensitive and responsive to the new level of scrutiny and exposure caused by the Enron bankruptcy, the WorldCom debacle, and other corporate scandals. This blueprint best practices report—the result of the work of both The Conference Board's Director/Senior Executive Roundtable Project and its Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprise—is intended to serve as a compendium of leading corporate governance practices boards and management should consider within the context of each company's unique circumstances.

Topics covered:

  • A New Framework for Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance Practices
  • Audit Practices Disclosure, Compliance and Ethics

Special features:

  • Legislation and Proposed Exchange Standards Comparison Chart
  • Hypothetical, Inc., Corporate Governance Principles
  • Independence Comparisons
  • Sample Corporate Governance Committee Charter (General Electric Corporation)
  • Sample Director Self-Assessment Worksheet
  • Sample Chief Executive Officer Evaluation Form
  • Sample Audit Committee Charter and Responsibilities Checklist (Microsoft Corporation)
  • KPMG Audit Committee Institute Basic Principles for Audit Committees
  • Excerpt from Internal Control: Guidance for Directors on the Combined Code
  • Report by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Research Report (114 pgs)
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