Business Integrity and Ethics Articles

Ethical Leadership in a Changing World – Massive Open Online Course starts again on 30 September

14 September 2020

The second edition of Ethical Leadership in a Changing World, a massive open online course (MOOC) goes live on 30 September 2020.  This is offered by online course provider edX and developed by Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)’s Brian Picot Chair of Ethical Leadership, Karin Lasthuizen.

 

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Will New Zealand continue to show it can be #1 in the world?

7 May 2020

Transparency and accountability must not be lost in the haste to respond to COVID-19. Trust is a commodity that is vital to New Zealand’s economic recovery in both domestic and export markets. Here are practical steps for businesses to take now while dealing with COVID-19 and preparing for after.

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FISA Self-Assessments postponed

7 May 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 virus crisis, circulation of the FISA Self-Assessment to financial organisations and the assessment of the financial sector, have been postponed.

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Are we all in this together: equally?

7 May 2020

Tod Cooper

We need to consider how we continue to respond to this pandemic in the weeks, months and years ahead, ensuring that the rights of people are protected. Our vulnerable populations are very much at risk.

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Airbus record bribery settlement shows corruption can happen anywhere

17 February 2020

No matter how large and reputable an organisation nor whether it is private or public, systems and preventative measures may still be weak and ineffective to prevent bribery. The Airbus bribery case should be a call to all New Zealand organisations to review the risks around corruption and bribery internally, to ensure their measures are tested to prove effective.

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Clinical trial transparency – TINZ influencing for positive change

8 August 2019

Julie Haggie

The Ministry of Health has recently advised that it believes there is benefit to New Zealand in signing the the World Health Organisation (WHO) joint statement on public disclosure of results from clinical trials. This would demonstrate leadership in the sector towards the principles of transparency.

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More light needed in free trade agreements.

8 August 2019

Julie Haggie

Free trade agreements need to include strong anti-corruption and transparency provisions and align with our commitments and policies on carbon emissions and biodiversity. Read what we say in our recent submission to MFAT.

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Innocence lost: ANZ New Zealand demonstrates poor tone at the top

5 July 2019

New revelations about the conduct of ANZ New Zealand Bank’s CEO, David Hisco, have emerged almost daily since the end of May.

While its Australian parent bank was caught out for inappropriate conduct by last year’s Hayne Review, it looked like ANZ New Zealand might be different.

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Ethical leadership: on-line course

3 June 2019

Leaders in today’s changing world, face pressing demands to address a multitude of global problems and achieve greater sustainability for people, the planet and future generations. This requires a more collaborative, ethical leadership approach. But what does ethical leadership really mean?

Introducing the theories and practices of ethical leadership, Ethical Leadership in a Changing World is the latest edX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to be offered by VictoriaX

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James Jong IIANZ Board member and Chair of its Advocacy Committee

Human elements of agency risk – conduct and culture

3 June 2019

James Jong

Member of Advocacy Committee

Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand

The importance of speaking up

Two years ago, I wrote an article in this newsletter espousing the internal auditor as the conscience of organisations. Their functional independence, professional objectivity and direct access to governors and executives enable and empower them to speak truth to power.

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