Numerous forces are creating a social demand for increased accountability and new accountability mechanisms. Three important factors are 1) reestablishing the legitimacy of institutions following a series of scandals and malfeasance, 2) globalization and the ineffectiveness of national regulatory mechanisms; 3) pressure from consumers and some investors for socially responsible policies and practices. This session will examine the implications of demand-driven accountability for creation and management of electronic records.
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Simon Zadek, Reinventing Accountability for the 21st Century, (openDemocracy.net, September 12, 2005). www.opendemocracy.net/globalization-accountability/peer_to_peer_2823.jsp
Global Reporting Initiative, Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, G3 Version for public comment, 2 January 2006 - 31 March 2006, (Global Reporting Initiative, 2006).
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