Ethics

Trust is a precious commodity in business. Here, Chartered Accountants Worldwide presents articles, reports and opinion pieces that explore ethics and consider how finance professionals can promote integrity, openness and transparency in their organisations.

Do the right thing: Ethics and the Chartered Accountant

For businesses today, doing the right thing has to be about more than mere lip service. High-profile scandals have brought the issue of ethics centre stage. Organisations must now do more than ever to rebuild trust by acting with transparency, following good practice, and leading with integrity.

A good reputation is a hard-earned currency. But what does an ethical business look like? What models are there to follow? How are the standards established and maintained? And where can finance professionals play a role?

It’s fitting that Chartered Accountants Worldwide is exploring the theme of ethics in business: the accountancy profession first arose from the aftermath of failed joint-stock companies and the need for greater public scrutiny. Government, stakeholders and the public now expect more from business than just a focus on the bottom line, and profit at all costs. Armed with independence, professional scepticism and a questioning mindset, accountants are well placed to help the organisations they serve to foster an enduring culture that values ethics and doing good.

Insights on Ethics

Insights on Ethics

AML: how money launderers use virtual assets

AML: how money launderers use virtual assets

In the seventh instalment of Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics, IFAC and ICAEW look at the risks associated with virtual assets.

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AML: how money launderers use virtual assets

In the seventh instalment of Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics, IFAC and ICAEW look at the risks associated with virtual assets.

Cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets offer a lot of opportunities for legitimate businesses, but it’s also potentially useful for money launderers.

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‘Ethical leadership is vital as technology advances’ says accountancy bodies and IESBA

ICAS, CPA Canada, IESBA and IFAC release second publication in series exploring ethics in an era of complexity and digital change: ‘Technology is a double-edged sword with both opportunities and challenges for the accountancy profession’

As technology advances and the world becomes more complex, the professional accountant’s skills and competencies, underpinned by ethics and recognising their public interest responsibility, are critical in navigating new challenges and opportunities and ensuring trust in the profession.

Online Events & Webinars

Online Events & Webinars

One clear way that Chartered Accountant Member Institutes are rising to this challenge is in the creation and hosting of online events and activities.

We are working with the Institutes to present the events that have a global perspective and are available to Chartered Accountants everywhere.

Webinars on demand

Beyond Accounting - Building Trust

Beyond Accounting – Building Trust

In the ‘Beyond Accounting – Building Trust’ webinar we will share our global trust research and debate who should lead in ‘Building Trust’ and consider what matters most to business leaders as they build for the future, how we can integrate sustainability into future business models to build stronger, resilient businesses and economies and who should act as the guardians of data integrity to tackle the misinformation crisis. 

The power of mindset

Thrive is delighted to bring you this tailored event for men’s (and everyone’s) mental health where we will learn about the power of mindset.

Life coach and motivational speaker, Mark Fennell, will impart his knowledge on how mindset is the very foundation of our mental health, and how it impacts how happy and content we will be in life. Mark also shares his own experience of suffering from a nervous breakdown and how this would impact his life.

Step into Your Power – Women’s Mini Conference

This webinar is designed to support women in the accountancy profession and business world who encounter obstacles in realising their true potential.

Our panel of expert speakers will impart their wisdom and provide insights into how best to overcome key challenges, focusing on topics such as the realities of the menopause, addressing self-image and self-esteem, and showing us all how to become our authentic selves.

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A new #sustainability report from ICAS has found the current system is not serving the public interest and change is needed.

Read this overview which sets out the necessary conditions for the reporting of high-quality sustainability information: https://fal.cn/3mYW6

COVID-19 changed the shape of business in Australia in many ways, but are regulations keeping up? @AcuityMag asks CA ANZ policy leaders what areas they think need urgent attention. https://t.co/lI2Jhh8Wbb

CA ANZ wants business regulations reformed to promote growth in the 2022 Australian federal budget. Review is long overdue. #Auspol #Budget2022 #CAANZ #DifferenceMakers
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Word of the day, for Nazanin, is the French ‘retrouvailles’: the joy of reuniting after a long, long time apart.

CA ANZ wants business regulations reformed to promote growth in the 2022 Australian federal budget. Review is long overdue. #Auspol #Budget2022 #CAANZ #DifferenceMakers
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