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Posts Tagged: Ethics

My time inside Novartis ERC

At the gatehouse, the security guard passed me a Novartis visitor’s badge, and I turned to walk down Fabrikstrasse – the campus’ central boulevard. Two thoughts popped into my head: I think I’m too early (I was) and I hope these people are friendly (they were).Continue Reading

Reframing accountability to meet the new DOJ guidance

New and old corporate dishonesty stories, such as Theranos, Wirecard, and Wells Fargo, highlight a fundamental weakness. Irrespective of the industry or the business maturity, the wrongdoing escalates when the lines of defense that should protect the organization from risk become Teflon barriers to any accountability process.Continue Reading

EY and KPMG cheating scandals expose ethical challenges for audit industry

After getting caught ignoring its employees and cheating on the CPA ethics exam, EY has become the latest example of how industry and company-level mindsets can turn into corporate liabilities. The SEC slapped a fine of $100 million on the audit firm, making it clear in their enforcement action that it was punishing both the cheating and the firm leadership’s failure to serve as a gatekeeper.Continue Reading

Who’s to blame? The bad apple or the barrel?

According to the recently published EY Global Fraud Survey 2018, only 22 percent of respondents said that integrity is an individual responsibility. The remainder believe the primary responsibility for ensuring integrity sits with other groups in the organization including management (41 percent), the board (15 percent), HR (11 percent) and legal & compliance (9 percent).… Continue Reading

The ethics of the A-bomb

Seventy-three years ago today, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

The blast destroyed 90 percent of Hiroshima and killed at least 80,000 people. Around 60,000 more died from radiation sickness before the end of the year.… Continue Reading

Guendalina Dondé: But why do some people do good things?

Forget the idea that human beings are perfectly rational. People do not always make consistent decisions based on strict logic or narrow self-interest. Human behavior is complex and emotions and intuition have a significant role to play in individual decision-making.… Continue Reading