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Companies need to recognize the benefits of whistleblowing

Whistleblowing is central to the plurality of checks and balances which allow businesses to thrive. In its report, How whistleblowing helps companies, ICAEW’s Corporate Governance Faculty elaborates on the importance of effective whistleblowing and provides essential guidance for boards on how to create environments that encourage it. Whistleblowing can be of enormous value to companies,… Read More Companies need to recognize the benefits of whistleblowing

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ICAS publishes paper on organisational culture and values

By Ann Buttery, Head of Ethics, ICAS Policy Leadership As part of ICAS’ ‘The Power of One’ business ethics initiative, the ICAS Ethics Board has published the next in the series of papers on ethical leadership – Organisational culture and values. This ICAS paper recognises that corporate culture is an organisation’s guiding force; that successful… Read More ICAS publishes paper on organisational culture and values

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Whistle where you work

By David Malamed There are many ways to prevent and detect procurement fraud, but the most effective measure is to establish a whistleblower process. In its spring report to Parliament the office of the Auditor General raised a warning flag about a Crown corporation that handed out almost $1 billion in contracts last year. One… Read More Whistle where you work

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Ethics, whistleblowing and strategy 2020

Strategy 2020 encourages all Chartered Accountants to act with integrity and aspire to the highest ethical standards. Central to this is ambition is a clear whistleblowing procedure for those with legitimate concerns, writes Penelope Kenny FCA. Whistleblowing programs must be grounded in a corporate culture of strong ethical values. Organisational values, which include whistleblowing policies,… Read More Ethics, whistleblowing and strategy 2020

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Are NZ and Australia as ethical as they appear?

by Trevor Treharne Australia and New Zealand are perceived as low-corruption bastions of ethical corporate conduct by global standards. However, is this reputation hubris built on self-denial? Australia and New Zealand are perceived to be among the least corrupt nations in the world. Australia was ranked 11th in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI),… Read More Are NZ and Australia as ethical as they appear?

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Learn Better Professional Judgement to Succeed

By Karen Wensley Students need to develop their professional judgement muscles early to stay out of trouble. Whatever opinion you hold on the actions of the Dalhousie University dental students who posted misogynistic comments on Facebook late last year, we can thank them for one thing. They have provided a great case study for those involved in… Read More Learn Better Professional Judgement to Succeed