By Karen Wensley A culture that encourages individuals to look at issues from different angles is likely to attract great people and win awards for creative solutions. I was recently sitting in a boardroom waiting for a meeting to start. I had never met the person opposite, so we introduced ourselves and asked each other… Read More Ethics as innovation
By Trevor Wilson Would Donald Trump’s infamous “locker-room banter” count as unacceptable workplace behaviour? As I was standing at an intersection recently, I glanced over at the pole on the corner and was greeted by a poster entitled “Dear White People.” It was an invitation to join the alt-right movement for those “sick of being… Read More The new intolerance in the age of Trump
Following EY partners getting in hot water for breaching auditor independence rules, we look at the legal issues that arise when relationships with clients become personal.
Stavros Thomadakis, Chair of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), tells George W. Russell about his priorities, the challenge of technology, and the lessons to be learned from the crisis in his Greek homeland. Stavros Thomadakis doesn’t have to look far to see how relevant ethics are to national economies. The veteran Greek… Read More Interview with Stavros Thomadakis, Chair of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants
By Michael McGlinchey. CEO Anton Colella announces The Power of One – a major initiative to support members in ethical leadership. ICAS CEO Anton Colella has called for a new era of personal responsibility across the business world, as he launched The Power of One business ethics initiative. “The Power of One” provides new resources… Read More ICAS launches The Power of One
By Ian Robinson FCA. One of the world’s most experienced forensic accountants, Ian Robinson, on his biggest, longest case. From 1979 TO 1983, a Hong Kong company called Carrian dazzled investors and created an empire that spread over Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand. Carrian was in property, transportation, restaurants, retail – anything that took… Read More Learning from the world’s biggest fraud