International Governance and Performance (IGAP) Research Centre
Today Australian businesses work in uniquely international and cross-cultural settings, they face complex regulations, risks and challenges.
Our researchers provide leading research and thought leadership for business, government and professional communities in emerging governance and performance areas. IGAP is a research centre of Macquarie University proudly supported by CPA Australia.
Areas of research
Governance: Organisational Accountability and Transparency
Effective governance means organisational objectives are met, resources are well managed, and the interests of stakeholders are protected and reflected in key decisions. Ensuring accountability, fairness and transparency in these decisions is critical to organisational performance. IGAP offers research expertise in corporate and not-for-profit organisational accountability and transparency in Australia and internationally.
Non-financial / Integrated Reporting and Assurance
It is increasingly recognised that conventional financial reporting does not capture the full value of organisations' activities and assets, or the full range of their impacts on stakeholders and societies. IGAP provides insight into reporting and assurance strategies that aim to capture non-financial information; most recently, the Integrated Reporting (IR) Framework released by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
Financial Reporting and Assurance
The credibility of financial reporting and assurance are important in ensuring the reliability of financial statements and are key components of effective and efficient capital markets. IGAP provides research expertise into financial reporting and assurance issues that focus on building trust and confidence in financial reports and assurance processes that are important in underpinning capital market confidence.
Work Health and Safety
Effective communication around the success (or otherwise) of work health and safety (WHS) efforts and the consequences of work health and safety system failure, is hampered by the reporting approaches and metrics used at organisational, industry and national levels. IGAP's research focuses on understanding WHS performance and providing guidance to assist organisations improve the quality of WHS performance indicators for evaluation and reporting.
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