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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
Is "Business Ethics" an Oxymoron?
November 24, 2015 - Fast Company
Unethical Practices Rife among Accountants
November 23, 2015 - Economia
Solving the Whistleblowers Dilemma
November 19, 2015 - Strategic Finance
Attributes of a Great Ethics and Compliance Leader
November 18, 2015 - Corporate Compliance Insights
Learning from the World's Biggest Fraud
November 18, 2015 - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
IAAF Council Member Implicated in Corruption Allegations
November 15, 2015 - Business Insider
£1.3trn Laundered Worldwide
November 13, 2015 - Economia
Mexico Would Be an Economic Superstar without Corruption
November 12, 2015 - Quartz
IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
November 11, 2015 - Newsday
- 2014 Handbook of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants
July 17, 2014 - International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
- Defining and Developing an Effective Code of Conduct for Organizations
May 31, 2007 - IFAC