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How to become one of the world’s most ethical companies
US toy and game manufacturer Hasbro has been one of the world’s most ethical companies three years in a row. Being transparent and sharing its best practices is part of its culture of ethics.
Published on March 27 2014
Struggling European nations seen as more corrupt, report shows
Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index shows that several countries in the Mediterranean region – including Greece and Italy for mainly financial reasons and Egypt for political ones – are seen as being more corrupt.
Published on December 06 2012
Cost and return: Professional ethics in business
As CGMAs, CIMA members and registered students and AICPA members throughout the world have a duty to observe the highest standards of conduct and integrity, and to uphold the good standing and reputation of the profession. Research and activity i
Too many Australian, New Zealand companies face corruption risk with “blissful ignorance”
A string of bribery scandals and stricter enforcement of foreign and domestic anti-corruption laws is slowly raising awareness among Australian and New Zealand companies doing business abroad that they are at risk. But many remain in total denial, according to a Deloitte survey.
Published on October 19 2012
Companies do poorly managing corruption risks in emerging markets
Emerging markets have great potential for rapid growth, but corruption can run rampant. Existing processes exist to identify and mitigate corruption risks, but fewer than 40% of companies doing business in countries most prone to corruption use them well in mergers and acquisitions, with third-party agents or when establishing new
Published on November 01 2012
Ethical conduct is never out of vogue
As a CGMA designation holder, using your ability to assess the ethical context of every situation is part of your professional commitment.
Published on November 21 2012
Recession dampens effort to stem corporate corruption
A few wealthy nations stepped up efforts last year to crack down on companies that bribe foreign officials to get lucrative contracts abroad, a watchdog group reported. But most of the 39 countries that joined the crackdown launched 15 years ago have done nothing or not enough, according to the
Published on September 11 2012
Finance teams require better data skills to tackle fraud
UK businesses are monitoring risks better than ever and increasing their coverage of fraud risk. However, significant challenges around data analysis, staff training and a lack of routine risk assessments remain, according to a study from Deloitte.
Published on April 05 2013
Implementing an effective corporate ethics policy
These steps can help companies ensure that their ethics policy becomes embedded in the company culture.
Published on June 13 2014
Introducing: The "conscience in your pocket"
The Institute of Business Ethics has launched a free mobile phone app to provide employees with immediate guidance on a range of scenarios from accepting gifts and hospitality to facilitation payments and conflicts of interest.
Published on January 22 2014