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10 April 2021 Ethics

South Africa

Ethics in financial services webinar


Financial services consist of a range array of activities that safeguard and deploy financial assets with billions of financial transactions taking place every day. This large volume of financial activity creates opportunities for misconduct. As recently as July 2019 a high-profile financial advisor allegedly misappropriated R100 million from investors ...

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Loyalty – A destructive comfort zone

Leon van Vuuren, The Ethics Institute

Referring to a potential decision on the longevity of the office of the current Public Protector, Ralph Mathekga posed the question as to where the loyalty of the ANC caucus will lie when a decision about this needs to be made in mid-March (News24 ...

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Is your company as ethical as it seems?

Cindy Schipani

Picture this. You are the newly promoted vice president of business development at an oil company. Your first assignment is to land an oil field services contract abroad. The process is arduous, negotiations are tough, and you’re working against a tight deadline. When you submit a tender to ...

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International – ECI’s Global Business Ethics Survey: The plusses and minuses

Corruption, Crime & Compliance (The Volkov Group)

The Ethics and Compliance Initiative is a terrific organization that provides important ethics and compliance insights and leadership.  Starting in 1994, ECI has conducted a longitudinal, cross-section study of workplace conduct.  ECI recently issued its sixteenth GBES results, which provide important ...

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Working Smart

By Lee Rossini

In a recent PwC survey, nearly a third of the executives interviewed described their approach to post-pandemic work as 'going with the flow'. The authors of an article, 'What Is Your Organisation’s Long-Term Remote Work Strategy?', recently published in the Harvard Business Review, urge business owners to be more conscious about the decisions made regarding remote work and to use their recent experiences of employees working remotely to their advantage. This requires intentionally planning for a blended business model which includes both remote and office-based work. The authors suggest that to do so, two areas need attention: company policies and management practices.


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