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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
The objective of the report is to bring ethical problems to life and to encourage debate and understanding of such issues rather than providing definitive answers.
20 Questions Directors Should Ask about Codes of Conduct
October 1, 2005 - CPA Canada
Provides suggested questions for directors to ask their CEO, senior management, and professional advisors—and themselves. Directors and CEOs will find it useful in assessing their present approach to formulating or revising Codes of Conduct and to overseeing the implementation of these codes throughout organizations for which they are responsible.
The UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption.
A web page that provides access to ethics-related publications and case studies related to ethical dilemmas.
Established to encourage high standards of business behavior based on ethical values. It helps organizations in the development, implementation, and embedding of effective and relevant ethics and corporate responsibility policies and programs.
Includes an ethical dilemma case study resource, a framework for resolving ethical problems, podcasts, and more.
Summary of measures, proposed by an independent working group of professional accountants to the Dutch Government, to improve the quality and independence of the audit in the Netherlands.
January 28, 2015 - CFO Innovation
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