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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
Dr. RuedigerLoitz (CPA), PwC Germany capital markets & accounting advisory services partner, analysis how independence rules for auditors with respect to the development, estab-lishment and implementation of financial reporting systems affect accounting tools.
Watchdog calls for the introduction of uniform moral guidance to support business transactions around the world.
This provides resources and support to draw up an ethical code or policy document. The guide also directs to resources which helps address what else can be done to embed ethical values and make the code effective.
AAT Looks into Ethical Behaviour of SMEs in the UK
May 13, 2014 - AAT Ethics
If you’re a start-up business and haven’t got a code of ethics in place then here are some top tips to help you get started.
A symbiotic relationship between ethics and compliance can help companies deliver shareholder value and mitigate risks. Keith Darcy, former executive director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association and now independent senior advisor to Deloitte & Touche LLP's Governance, Regulatory & Risk Strategies enterprise compliance practice, discusses how boards can guide an organization's ethics and compliance efforts in light of heightened regulatory scrutiny and emerging threats.
Everything you need to know about whistleblowing and whistleblowers in a handy infographic!
Recent business scandals and corporate collapses have brought calls for better business ethics, more training in ethics, and further regulation. But ethics in business are intrinsically part of every business decision – they begin in the boardroom.
- Unethical Practices Rife among Accountants
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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