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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
Despite the Recent Scandals, 'Business Ethics' Isn't a Contradiction in Terms
October 6, 2015 - The Drum
Shared Audit: Two Good, Two Bad?
September 30, 2015 - Economia
FRC Consults in Readiness for EU Audit Rules
September 30, 2015 - Accountancy Age
VW’s Need for a Crisis Panel Exposes the Board’s Failings
September 28, 2015 - Financial Times
Seven Reasons Volkswagen is Worse than Enron
September 27, 2015 - Financial Times
How Could VW Be So Dumb? Blame the Unethical Culture Endemic in Business
September 26, 2015 - The Conversation
Boards Must Use Ethics to Drive Value, Say Accountants
September 23, 2015 - Accountancy Age
IESBA September 2015 Meeting Highlights
September 21, 2015 - International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
Tesco's Yearlong Accounting Scandal Began with Tipster Email
September 21, 2015 - Bloomberg
Blowing the Whistle as an Accountant
September 10, 2015 - Accounting Today
- 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