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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
Large companies can dramatically improve their integrity by implementing effective ethics and compliance programs to reduce employee misconduct and improve every key measure of workplace behavior.
Clear support for reducing the scope of tax avoidance globally continues to be expanded by austerity budgets, increased public awareness, and, above all, tighter regulatory environments. As a result, long-term shareholder value is at risk for companies engaging in aggressive tax minimisation.
Provides an analysis of the impact of a range of corrupt practices on economic growth and development in four key sectors: utilities and infrastructure, extractive industries, health and education.
As much as accountants would like to do the right thing, in reality, they may face pressure from others in their companies to breach ethical principles.
IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson interviews IMA's CFO, Doreen Remmen, about her experience in developing an ethics program at NYF.
One CPA's thoughts on critical issues and opportunities facing the profession.
True and Fair: Why it Pays to Tell the Truth in Business
February 24, 2015 - Economia
Mike Straw, CEO of Achieve Breakthrough, argues that companies need to have a genuinely open culture about setbacks. Otherwise people will ‘edit the truth’ about how projects are faring which can have implications for financial reporting.
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