Ethics / Insight

July 27, 2020
Courage in Adversity

Eight Insights from the ‘Courage in Adversity’ Webinar

The latest in the Building Resilience series of webinars explored these questions in more detail. Here are eight key talking points and insights from the event.
June 21, 2020

Know your ethics

Ethical Issues in Question-Answer Form
March 5, 2020
6 Key Business Issues for 2020

6 Key Business Issues for 2020

Chartered accountants will play a key role in both rebuilding business trust and redefining success in a new Gen Z-led decade. Bruce Cartwright CA, Chief Executive Officer of ICAS, reveals the key issues for all CAs to keep in mind, from cyber security to shouting louder…
September 12, 2019

E-Payments and cashless societies (part 1)

Most people are very familiar with the benefits of a cashless society by now. Hardly a day passes without the media around the world reminding readers of how e-payments can bring about a decrease in the transaction costs that are associated with the handling of cash, or how businesses can gain consumer insights from data collected from e-payment transactions.
September 5, 2019

Combating white-collar crime?

White-collar crimes are increasingly sophisticated and transnational. The nature and scale of recent cases have been mind-boggling. In April 2018, forensic accountants from RSM Corporate Advisory highlighted issues involving possible roundtripping transactions, fabrication and alteration of transaction documents, as well as possible fraudulent and erroneous claims under the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) tax scheme, with the involvement of senior company officers at a local listed company, Trek 2000 International.
May 7, 2019

War For The World

Liberals once believed that the retreat of globalisation would be akin to water flowing uphill. When asked in 2007 which US presidential candidate he was supporting in the forthcoming election, Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chair, remarked: “We are fortunate that, thanks to globalisation, policy decisions in the US have been largely replaced by global market forces.
March 12, 2019

Report examines the benefits and pitfalls of trust

The move away from face-to-face contact is damaging trust in the delivery of professional services, not technology.
October 29, 2018
Sarah Dixon

A day in the life: Sarah Dixon

Sarah Dixon, financial controller of the Aga Khan Foundation, tells Raymond Doherty about making the move to the international development sector, and why she loves being out in the field
October 22, 2018

Machiavelli Inc: are corporations psychopaths?

Corporations are legal, but it’s hard to consider them moral. A philosopher asks whether they should be thought of as psychopaths.
October 16, 2018

A spotlight on defining audit and ethical standards

The process of defining audit and ethical standards is under the spotlight, with major reform being considered. It’s important we make our views known, ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza says