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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
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.
This tool will give you an overview of the CIMA Code of Ethics, the importance of ethics in the workplace, and how ethical considerations may appear in the CIMA exams. The material in this tool draws from past exam papers and information in the Code. The tool also refers you to other sources of information on the CIMA website and elsewhere, to deepen your learning and understanding.
How to Become One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies
March 31, 2014 - CGMA Magazine
This article provides insights into the characteristics of companies with successful ethical cultures that are driven by management.
January 26, 2015 - The Guardian
January 21, 2015 - Accounting Web
January 15, 2015 - International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
January 15, 2015 - Professional Standards
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