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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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In April 2014 CIMA and St Paul’s Institute jointly hosted an event which looked at the importance of leading by example rather than relying on written policies and rules.
This explores what business ethics means for small to medium-sized business enterprises and how they can introduce and support high standards of business practice.
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.
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.
This paper summarises the discussions from a joint roundtable with the Institute of Directors Zambia, held in August at the 2013 Annual Business Conference in Livingstone.
A new ethics scenario tool that helps users comply with ethics standards and “shows professionals how to do the right thing.” CIMA created the tool in part as a response to a CGMA (a joint initiative of the American Institute of CPAs and CIMA) survey that revealed that nearly 25% of global respondents work for an organization that “suffered from a serious reputational failure.”
- Q&A: IESBA's Wui San Kwok Sees Accountants Facing Ethical Pressures
July 15, 2015 - Accounting Today
- Fraud Reporting: New Bottle, Old Wine?
June 15, 2015 - The Hindu Business Line
- UK Companies Still Have Work to Do on Ethics
June 3, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
- Mastercard Boss Tasks Accountants on Integrity, Value, Ethics
June 1, 2015 - This Day Live
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