Dr. Charles Travis Canfield

Dr. Charles Travis Canfield

IFC (International Finance Corporation)

Chuck has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Elmhurst College, Chicago, Illinois, USA, and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in International Law from Northwestern University. Chuck is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (London), and has over twenty years professional experience in accounting, consulting and law, with eleven years of that spent in the emerging markets worldwide.  He has assisted companies in these jurisdictions, implemented international best practices of corporate governance, and advised on draft legislation/regulations in ten separate countries. Likewise, he has extensive experience advising enterprises on accounting issues, internal control systems and internal audit functions and other issues related to corporate governance. Chuck is the main architect of the IFC’s Advanced Corporate Governance Methodology and the IFC Fund Governance Methodology.

As of February 2017, Chuck’s current endeavors include serving on the governing body that oversees the development of International Standards on Auditing, being a member of the group developing an ISO standard on corporate governance, co-leading a group to develop an IFC methodology for evaluating ESG, and developing an ESG disclosure toolkit. In addition, he has extensive experience as an auditor and tax advisor with international accounting firms as well as legal experience as a corporate and securities attorney.


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