Building Trust & Ethics
Fighting Corruption Requires Accountants to Act: Here’s How
Corruption is taking a toll. The United Nations puts its annual cost at $3.6 trillion—about five percent of global GDP. That’s almost twice the GDP of Brazil. The consequences for economic growth and for the welfare of ordinary people are severe – and no country is immune. This is a global crisis, and billions of people are worse off for it. We need to act. Read more
ACCA has undertaken global surveys in 2013 and 2019, following up on initial UK work in 2007, to try to understand the awareness of SMEs to bribery and corruption risk, and their attitudes towards it.
Recent scandals from Dieselgate and Cambridge Analytica to the Panama Papers have highlighted how crucial whistleblowers are to uncover crimes that ultimately harm all of us. The EU recently adopted a ground-breaking law that grants whistleblowers high-level and wide-ranging protection throughout all 28 EU Member States.
As classes of students graduate, one after the other, a network of ethically responsible and capable individuals are embedded in society. This network may be further strengthened by initiatives that focus explicitly and entirely on enhancing integrity to curb corrupt practices.
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Steadying the Tiller: Insights from Leading Audit Committee Chairs
December 16, 2019 | Chartered Accountants ANZ, ICAS
How to Make the Accounting Profession More Diverse and Inclusive
December 13, 2019 | AICPA
Maturity Maps from the A4S Essential Guides Series
December 13, 2019 | A4S
Management Accounting Guidelines
December 11, 2019 | CPA Canada
The Impact of Big Data on Finance: Now and in the Future
December 10, 2019 | Institute of Management Accountants
Blockchain Technology and Its Potential Impact on the Audit and Assurance Profession
December 10, 2019 | CPA Canada, AICPA
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