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25 September 2019

ACCA explores the power of ethics, trust and sustainability in its latest global initiative

ACCA is highlighting the ‘power of ethics, trust and sustainability’ in its latest global project. This global theme will showcase how digital advances, tightening regulation and changing consumer behaviour have introduced new ethical complexities to the ever-changing business world.

As a result, the need for the ethical leadership that professional accountants are best placed to deliver has never been greater.

Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s chief executive, says: ‘We’re delighted again to shine the light on ethics globally. ACCA accountants have leading knowledge in ethical issues combined with a wider view of business success that covers financial, ethical, digital and sustainability issues. We’re at the leading edge of this change, working with our partners to equip our students and members with the right tools, skills and knowledge to succeed.

ACCA aims to deliver public value which is core to everything that ACCA is and does. Public value means working in the public interest, promoting responsible and ethical business and supporting sustainable global economic performance. This commitment is underpinned by our Royal Charter. We believe the profession has an important and strategic role in protecting the public interest and delivering public value.’

As part of this ethics and professionalism theme ACCA will celebrate Global Ethics Day on the 16 October.  Founded by the Carnegie Council, this is an annual international event dedicated to explore the role of ethics in today’s world. ACCA is marking the global awareness day by exploring ethics in light of new ethical complexities to the ever changing business world that businesses must identify and manage to survive. Finance professionals are the backbone of business and ethics plays a crucial role in everything they do, so the industry has a particular responsibility to uphold and lead on ethical issues.

Full press release

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