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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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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.
EU audit reform: how to get consistency across member states
This paper examines the respective roles of the regulator and of culture in increasing ethical behaviour in finance, and the need to address dysfunctional finance market and behaviour since the financial crisis
This course addresses the importance of ethics, integrity and sound professional conduct
Offers a variety of resources to ensure that accountants can confidently declare themselves in compliance with the ACCA Code of Ethics and Conduct and to assist them with continuing professional development. An overall framework helps accountants make ethical decisions. Support is also provided for whistleblowers.
- Ethics Board Issues Revised Proposal on Global Standard on Responding to Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulation
May 20, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- ICAN President Decries Corruption, Challenges Accountants on Integrity
May 20, 2015 - World Stage
- Many on Wall Street Say It Remains Untamed
May 19, 2015 - New York Times
- Ethics a Professional Imperative
May 14, 2015 - Viet Nam News
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