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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
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
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
CGMA Competency Framework
The CGMA Competency Framework is designed to help management accountants and their employers understand the knowledge requirements and assess the skills needed for both current and desired roles. The framework is underpinned by the need for objectivity, integrity, and ethical behaviour, and includes a commitment to continuously acquire new skills
Published on April 28 2014
How not to cut ethical corners as economic growth slows in emerging markets
After years of rapid growth, economies in some emerging markets have slowed, causing companies to lower their vigilance about fraud, bribery and corruption risks, according to EY research. But there are ways to better manage these risks.
Published on October 10 2013
Canadian R&D tax credit programme relies on contingency-based fee arrangements
When a Canadian tax credit programme came under scrutiny because of potential conflict of interest issues, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants polled its members. Survey results suggest that the contingency-based fee arrangements, which attracted the attention of lawmakers, were an important tool to make the tax credit programme work.
Published on November 20 2012
Managing responsible business
Global commentators look at the findings of the CGMA’s Managing Responsible Business report.
Published on September 11 2012
The most business-friendly countries off the beaten path
Small and mid-size companies looking for business-friendly markets overseas could check out a World Bank report that tracks regulatory reform efforts in 185 countries. Many of the top improvers are rarely found among up-and-coming economies.
Published on November 22 2012
Five likely threats that should keep global leaders up at night
Threats that keep top experts and high-level leaders up at night are the risks that are beyond any one company or even one nation to handle. A report from the 2013 World Economic Forum lists the most likely ones with the biggest damage potential.
Published on February 25 2013
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