Business Integrity and Ethics Articles

A New Zealand failure of governance – facing the reality

14 December 2018

Tod Cooper

Tod Cooper
Member with delegated authority for
Procurement/ Online Training/ Whistleblowing

by Tod Cooper

TINZ Director

Writing for Employers and Manufacturers Association

BusinessPlus Magazine


Peter Thomas, the NZ Managing Director of scandal-ridden print giant Fuji Xerox spoke at a recent Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply event in Wellington.

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Employees given insufficient ethical support

14 December 2018

Guy Somerset

Senior Communications Advisor

Victoria University of Wellington

Only 29% of New Zealand employees surveyed say their organisation has a comprehensive ethics programme, while 10% say their organisation has none at all.

This Ethics at Work: 2018 survey of employees – Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom originated from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) in 2005.

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Business Integrity is the BEST Anti-Corruption Measure

10 December 2018


Business Integrity is the BEST Anti-Corruption Measure. Presentation by Suzanne Snively ONZM, Chair, Transparency International New Zealand for the KIC International Anti-Corruption Forum. 6 December 2018

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Ethics at work: Survey of employees 2018

10 November 2018

The first ever New Zealand findings from the international survey ‘The Ethics at Work: Survey of Employees 2018′ will be revealed on 28 November.  This event will analyse employees’ perceptions of ethics in the workplace and the challenges faced by organisations. 


Philippa Foster-Back, CBE, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, from the UK,

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Ethics officers in all large companies?

10 November 2018

Emmanuel Lulin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Ethics Officer at global cosmetics giant L’Oréal, predicts we will soon be seeing ethics officers in most large companies.

Once companies and other organisations were subject to the law to reinforce ethical behaviour. Nowadays the rapid speed of scientific and technical innovation is far outstripping the law’s ability to keep up. So said Lulin at a public presentation co-hosted by Professor Karin Lasthuizen,

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Debbie Gee: TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Whistleblowing, Affiliations, and OPG

Business Ethics: L’Oréal’s Emmanuel Lulin

7 September 2018

Debbie Gee

Debbie Gee

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for

Open Government, Whistleblowing, Partners and Affiliations

An interactive seminar with Emmanuel Lulin, Global Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer at L’Oréal, provided participants with valuable insights into ‘How to make business ethics work for people, planet and profits’.

L’Oréal has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” nine times including last year.  

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Opportunities and Challenges for Ethical Leadership

14 July 2018

New Zealand may consistently score first on Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index, but it should not be complacent and could still aim higher. So said Professor Karin Lasthuizen in her inaugural public lecture at Victoria University of Wellington’s Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership.

“There are new risks to our integrity that we should not be naïve about,” Lasthuizen told her audience at Victoria Business School,

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Expired: NZ’s Second International Fraud Film Festival Recap

12 February 2018

Lisa Traill

TINZ Director

Watching stories unfold about fraud, never felt so good!

TINZ has had the honour of partnering once again with the 2018 NZ International Fraud Film Festival (FFF) earlier this month to present a deeply engaging range of documentaries and films themed around corruption, technology and dishonesty. The festival attracted a very appreciative audience of risk and fraud specialists from around New Zealand as it played over two days at the ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland.

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New Zealand’s 2nd International Fraud Film Festival

10 October 2017

2 & 3 March 2018 at
the ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey St, Auckland

Following an outstanding inaugural event in 2016, New Zealand’s second Fraud Film Festival will bring the issue of fraud, and other forms of financial crimes, alive through the medium of film. The festival spans 2 full days of inspiring documentaries to stimulate debate and awareness,

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James Jong IIANZ Board member and Chair of its Advocacy Committee

Counting on internal auditors to be the conscience of organisations

9 March 2017

by James Jong

Board Member and Advocacy Committee Chair

Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand

The Institute of Internal Auditors NZ is proud to partner with Transparency International New Zealand to raise awareness of, and demand for, effective internal audit functions in New Zealand as a means of maintaining strong integrity systems.

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