Staff Reporter Lahore
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants-Pakistan, Bangladesh, Middle East and Sri Lanka organised “Global Ethics Week 2021” bringing together top international industry experts for a five-part webinar series of discussions, spanning over three days, focused on ethics and its impact on life and society, especially businesses.
Partners of the global ethics week 2021 were CFA Society Bangladesh, CFA Society Pakistan, CFA Society Sri Lanka, Habib Bank Limited, ICMA Pakistan, Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited, Pearl Initiative, The Pakistan Business Council’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business and The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors, said ACCA-Pakistan release on Monday.
Key messages from ACCA’s CEO, Helen Brand, President and CEO, CFA Institute, Margaret Franklin, CEO of Pakistan Business Council, Ehsan Malik and President Habib Bank Limited Muhammad Aurangzeb revolved around how finance professionals are both well placed and trained to promote public good and make a real contribution to ethical sustainable businesses.
The panel conversations unanimously endorsed that ethics was the global currency to build trust and sustainable economic growth.
Moreover, all speakers reaffirmed that the role of accountants and finance professionals (in today’s uncertain and fast evolving world) was key to ensuring confidence of stakeholders, creating transparency in the business dealing and driving a culture where people are encouraged to call-out unethical behaviours.