Governance and Ethics

NYC to fine people who refuse to wear masks as COVID-19 positive rate tops 3% for first time in months 

NYC to fine people who refuse to wear masks as COVID-19 positive rate tops 3% for first time in months 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that anyone who is not wearing a face mask will be offered one, and that anyone who ... Read More

Industries for Blind and Visually Impaired pays $1.9M in fraud case

Industries for Blind and Visually Impaired pays $1.9M in fraud case

A West Allis nonprofit that operates nationwide has agreed to pay $1.9 million to the federal government after a whistleblower exposed ... Read More

‘Insensitive’ phishing test stirs debate over ethics of security training

‘Insensitive’ phishing test stirs debate over ethics of security training

A simulated phishing email that used the false promise of company bonuses as a lure to trick employees has ignited a debate over the ... Read More

The MEC debacle is a predictable and avoidable governance failure

The MEC debacle is a predictable and avoidable governance failure

When news broke about Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) being sold to an investor in the United States, the reaction among many of its 5.4 Read More

Retailers seek help to streamline corporate governance 

Retailers seek help to streamline corporate governance 

Retailers have invited the capital markets regulator and corporate governance experts to help streamline management within their ... Read More

Amidst the pandemic, African statistics are better than you think 

Amidst the pandemic, African statistics are better than you think 

As the COVID-19 crisis continues its relentless spread, questions have been raised about the availability and reliability of African ... Read More

USMCA: Compliance Considerations for Mexico 

USMCA: Compliance Considerations for Mexico 

Perhaps two of the most significant constitutional reforms in recent times in Mexico were completed in 2011 and 2015. In principle, the Read More

SEC Grants 100th Whistleblower Award, Tipster Receives $1.8 Million

SEC Grants 100th Whistleblower Award, Tipster Receives $1.8 Million

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that it has granted its 100th whistleblower award, with the most recent Read More

Time for that governance talk 

Time for that governance talk 

To families running their own businesses, here’s something to think about: Do you make decisions and solve problems together? Are your ... Read More

Experts Explain How Whistleblowers Can Help Defeat International Wildlife Trafficking And Exploitation 

Experts Explain How Whistleblowers Can Help Defeat International Wildlife Trafficking And Exploitation 

On September 8, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) held a webinar on the importance of protecting whistleblowers who report wildlife ... Read More

Ukrainian Code of Corporate Governance: new guidance for private companies 

Ukrainian Code of Corporate Governance: new guidance for private companies 

In the last five years, there has been a revolution in corporate governance in Ukraine. Starting with establishment of Supervisory ... Read More

U.S. faces ongoing court battles over TikTok, WeChat bans 

U.S. faces ongoing court battles over TikTok, WeChat bans 

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The Trump administration faces ongoing court battles after two legal setbacks in its efforts to bar ... Read More

Why Facebook Suddenly Closed 155 Accounts Targeting the Philippines

Why Facebook Suddenly Closed 155 Accounts Targeting the Philippines

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Facebook’s deletion of accounts targeting the Philippines from bases in China shows that the U.S. internet giant wants Read More

Saica’s contribution to Global Ethics Day

Saica’s contribution to Global Ethics Day

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) has dedicated the month of October to ethics due to the Global Ethics Day ... Read More

Duterte hits Facebook: ‘You cannot lay down a policy for my gov’t’

Duterte hits Facebook: ‘You cannot lay down a policy for my gov’t’

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) - President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that he wants a dialogue with social media ... Read More

The ethics storm brewing over Chinese government bonds 

The ethics storm brewing over Chinese government bonds 

Fraser Howie is co-author of "Red Capitalism: The Fragile Financial Foundation of China's Extraordinary Rise." He has worked in China's Read More

Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised.

Africa has defied the covid-19 nightmare scenarios. We shouldn’t be surprised.

After the novel coronavirus first appeared in Africa in late February, Ghana’s government decided it would take no chances. Ghanaian ... Read More

AI ethics – why teaching ethics and “ethics training” is problematic

AI ethics – why teaching ethics and “ethics training” is problematic

After three years speaking about, writing about and training in AI Ethics, organizations I speak with report that many of the students ... Read More

EU recovery fund should endure beyond the crisis 

EU recovery fund should endure beyond the crisis 

The ink on a landmark EU agreement to establish a €750bn recovery fund is barely dry. Many of the details are still to be worked out. ... Read More

UN Parliamentary Assembly discussed at Global Governance Forum

UN Parliamentary Assembly discussed at Global Governance Forum

The creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly was dicsussed at the virtual UN75 Global Governance Forum that was held from ... Read More

The only way is ethics

The only way is ethics

Museums in the United States face a grim financial outlook. Most are privately funded entities and Covid-19 closures have decimated ... Read More

How Companies Can Create an Ethics Program for a New Era 

How Companies Can Create an Ethics Program for a New Era 

For many years, business ethics and legal compliance were held to be one and the same. As long as a business didn’t break a law, its ... Read More

The Broadening Basis for Business Judgment 

The Broadening Basis for Business Judgment 

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently revised the periodic disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K, the latest installment ... Read More

Recommendations on COVID‐19 triage: international comparison and ethical analysis

Recommendations on COVID‐19 triage: international comparison and ethical analysis

A pandemic caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (SARS‐CoV‐2) is raising dilemmas worldwide in relation to health‐resource ... Read More

CFP Board Is Now Enforcing New Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct

CFP Board Is Now Enforcing New Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards began enforcing its new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct on June 30, 2020. ... Read More

Outspoken Tanzanian lawyer Fatma Karume disbarred for malpractice 

Outspoken Tanzanian lawyer Fatma Karume disbarred for malpractice 

Tanzanian lawyer and former president of the mainland bar association Fatma Karume has been removed from the roll of advocates, meaning Read More

Good governance in the rough in SA

Good governance in the rough in SA

In this first feature on environmental compliance and good governance, I discuss the broad implications for golf of the term ... Read More

Can ethics classes actually influence students’ moral behavior?

Can ethics classes actually influence students’ moral behavior?

A research team led by a philosopher at the University of California, Riverside, has conducted the first controlled study aiming to ... Read More

The Importance of a Separate Board Compliance Committee 

The Importance of a Separate Board Compliance Committee 

Watching the compliance industry and advocating for the compliance profession can be frustrating.  Corporate boards and senior ... Read More

Whistleblower protected for disclosure of improper conduct

Whistleblower protected for disclosure of improper conduct

LETTERS: I refer to 'Company deputy director charged with sacking whistleblower who exposed him', dated September 18, 2020, where a ... Read More

Good governance, sustainability shift urged for Latin America 

Good governance, sustainability shift urged for Latin America 

In the mid-1990s, Eastern Europe (as it emerged from being part of the Soviet bloc) and Latin America had an almost identical GDP per ... Read More

Clinical trials: Finding a cure for Africa by Africans 

Clinical trials: Finding a cure for Africa by Africans 

Despite these challenges, South Africa and Egypt are among the countries which have begun clinical trials of possible vaccines. Others ... Read More

PLDT, Smart Bolster UNGC Commitment to Good Governance and Ethics 

PLDT, Smart Bolster UNGC Commitment to Good Governance and Ethics 

PLDT Inc. (PLDT) and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) were among the companies recognized at the 75th session of the United Nations ... Read More

Implications Of Brexit For Corporate Governance And Compliance 

Implications Of Brexit For Corporate Governance And Compliance 

On 31 December 2020, the transition period between the UK and the EU will come to an end and EU law will cease to apply to the UK. ... Read More

Making sense of new corporate sustainability pledges

Making sense of new corporate sustainability pledges

Giant corporations that make sustainability pledges have long faced justified skepticism over greenwashing, but several recent moves ... Read More

SEC Awards $2.4 Million to Anonymous Whistleblower

SEC Awards $2.4 Million to Anonymous Whistleblower

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a whistleblower award of $2.4 million to an individual whose reporting led ... Read More

Compulsory online ethics course for government officials

Compulsory online ethics course for government officials

DURBAN - The Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Senzo Mchunu, has directed government departments to ensure that ... Read More

Experts talk pandemic ethics at “Ethics and COVID-19: A Moderated Conversation” 

Experts talk pandemic ethics at “Ethics and COVID-19: A Moderated Conversation” 

To kick off the Bioethics and Medical Humanities Speakers series hosted by The Kegley Institute of Ethics (KIE) in partnership with ... Read More

Bioethics must ‘break out’ of ivory tower and engage society, academic says

Bioethics must ‘break out’ of ivory tower and engage society, academic says

Camosy: One the frustrations of some of us who do bioethics have had in recent years comes from the marginalization of metaphysical ... Read More

The Next Shift IA Governance 

The Next Shift IA Governance 

No matter what intelligent automation governance model you built, you have had to amend and refine that model as we continue in a ... Read More

Sebi must blacklist board members, officials found guilty of governance deficit

Sebi must blacklist board members, officials found guilty of governance deficit

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy on Monday suggested that market regulator Sebi must blacklist board members and officials found ... Read More

Capitalism with Ethics

Capitalism with Ethics

The logic of limitless collective wealth thus lies in the basic human instinct for furthering self-interest in the form of profit ~ ... Read More

Tennessee Education Commissioner Schwinn gets an education in governance and politics 

Tennessee Education Commissioner Schwinn gets an education in governance and politics 

NASHVILLE — Following stints as a teacher — as well as in senior education leadership roles in California and Delaware — Tennessee ... Read More

Since ’15, 1.45 million cyber security incidents: Govt

Since ’15, 1.45 million cyber security incidents: Govt

India’s cyber security monitoring agency Cert-In recorded 1.45 million incidents – events like breaches and hacks – in the period ... Read More

Corporate governance in COVID-19: Cybersecurity and technology considerations

Corporate governance in COVID-19: Cybersecurity and technology considerations

Cybersecurity oversight is a key fiduciary responsibility for a board of directors and was a significant concern for companies even ... Read More

How Boards Can Prepare for Unplanned Catastrophic Events

How Boards Can Prepare for Unplanned Catastrophic Events

Corporate boards have a fiduciary responsibility to manage risk, especially against major events that could overwhelm an organization ... Read More

The new ethics of Covid: Holding each other accountable for risky behavior saves lives 

The new ethics of Covid: Holding each other accountable for risky behavior saves lives 

While I was hiking recently with my family, a woman came toward us from the other direction, wearing a standard face mask. As we ... Read More

How the Government Lost Its Mind 

How the Government Lost Its Mind 

Alexander hamilton and his colleagues wrote 85 separate essays to make their case that Americans should take a risk and ratify the 1787 Read More

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