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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
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CIMA framework videos for approaching ethical dilemmas.
John Gordon discusses how missing a goal can release the gradual buildup of pressure to hit targets at any cost.
Policy and research officer Pauline Schu introduces findings from a one-year global study into corporate culture and the drivers of organisational behaviour, conducted with support from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.
IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson interviews IMA's CFO, Doreen Remmen, about her experience in developing an ethics program at NYF.
Watch these highlights from the CIMA and AICPA panel discussion 'The future of ethics' in association with The Accountant. Hosted by Nicola Maher, Editor, The Accountant, the expert panel including Jeff Kaye, Simon Webley, Brian Walsh, Nina Barakzai, Margaret Fowler, Professor Colin Fisher and Tanya Barman, discuss ethical culture, accounting for ethics, dilemmas, pressures and business issues.
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November 23, 2015 - Economia
- £1.3trn Laundered Worldwide
November 13, 2015 - Economia
- Mexico Would Be an Economic Superstar without Corruption
November 12, 2015 - Quartz
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
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