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Unethical business practices harm organizations and economies. Large-scale business failures such as Enron—as well as the more recent failures related to the global financial crisis—highlight the consequences of unethical business practices and amoral management. Professional accountants, as stewards of transparency and trust, and subject to a professional code of ethics, have a key role to play not only in upholding but in encouraging and influencing ethical behavior and decision making within their organizations. Read More
by Wendy Yung, Founder, Practising Governance | April 4, 2016 |
Wendy Yung, Founder, Practising Governance, discusses why it is important to practice responsible ethics in the private sector. Read More
An SMP Perspective on IESBA’s Proposed Revisions to Safeguards in Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Raymond Cheng, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Ethics Task Force Chair | March 18, 2016 |
The IFAC SMP Committee shares its perspective on the IESBA’s Phase I proposals pertaining to safeguards in the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. Read More
Up-Close with Bill Schneider, Director of Accounting, AT&T
by Bill Schneider, Director of Accounting, AT&T | February 16, 2016 |
One of the members of the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee asks you to think about what can I do versus what should I do and the ethics of decision making. Read More
Human Capital Perspectives: Fostering Ethical Behavior throughout Your Value Chain
by Kelly Anerud, Director, Intellectual Capital, IFAC | February 10, 2016 |
Strong ethical leadership is important throughout your human capital value chain: attracting, retaining, developing, rewarding, and, eventually, retiring people. Read More
Por Anton Colella, Director Ejecutivo, Instituto de Contadores Certificados de Escocia | 26 de enero de 2016
Tras la crisis financiera global, la confianza pública en las instituciones empresariales se ha deteriorado enormemente, y no se vislumbra que esta situación vaya a cambiar en el corto plazo.
No creo que la mayoría de las personas que emprenden un negocio lo haga con la idea de actuar de manera poco ética, pero existe un escepticismo público considerable que se debe superar. Es importante que busquemos maneras de recuperar esta confianza, y que se note que esta recuperación es justificable. Read More
- Fraud without Frontiers: Accountants Face a Changing Global Issue
May 24, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Improve Transparency, Values, Accountability to Defeat Corruption, Says Accounting Federation
May 19, 2016 - Bernama.com
- What David Cameron’s Anti-corruption Summit Did and Didn't Achieve
May 13, 2016 - The Economist
- Accountants, Lawyers Resolve to Fight Corruption
May 13, 2016 - IFAC
- 2014 Handbook of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
July 17, 2014 - International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
- Defining and Developing an Effective Code of Conduct for Organizations
May 31, 2007 - IFAC