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Business Ethics

The Business Ethics training course is intended to help employees develop an understanding of business ethics so that they can identify and deal appropriately with ethical issues that arise in the workplace.

Geography Covered: Global | Duration: 30-60 minutes

Summary

A firm's success is directly influenced by the ethical behavior of its employees. Abiding by good business ethics is the foundation for earning and keeping the trust and loyalty of customers. Nothing is more important to a firm’s future than customer trust. Once it is lost, trust is very difficult to win back.

The negative consequences of unethical behavior can impact many areas. Besides damaging a firm’s reputation, brand and shareholder value, misconduct can undermine public confidence in the markets, hurt the firm's work culture and lead to more financial crime. Negative publicity from ethical misconduct can also hurt a firm’s ability to attract and retain outstanding employees.

Reinforcing ethical principles and educating employees about compliance with the law are ongoing and important responsibilities. An organization is only as ethical and compliant as its officers, managers and employees. Ethics and compliance training is helpful for encouraging appropriate behavior, setting expectations, demonstrating the organization's commitment, and informing employees of laws or regulatory principles that may not be common knowledge.

  • Global course
    Business Ethics (Global)
    The Business Ethics training course is intended to help employees develop an understanding of business ethics so that they can identify and deal appropriately with ethical issues that arise in the workplace.

    Americas course   
    Ethics and Compliance Essentials (US)
    This course is a "Code of Conduct" training course for organizations that do not have a formal Code of Conduct. It covers all of the most important ethical and compliance principles that organizations face -- including conflicts of interest, information security, electronic communications, and many others -- but without reference to a Code.

    APAC courses

    Code of Ethics (Australia)
    In recent years, The purpose of this course is to highlight the key findings arising from the Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services Industry and to provide recommendations of best practices in light of those findings. This course will also consider the key principles of the code of ethics for financial advisors—the creation of which was a recommendation of the Royal Commission.

    Financial Advisor Core Ethics (Singapore)
    The purpose of this course is to provide financial advisers in Singapore with guidance on expected ethical behaviors and compliance with wealth management legislation and industry codes of practice.

    Individual Accountability (APAC)
    In recent years, regulators across the globe have demonstrated an increased focus on individual accountability. Historically, firms would face significant penalties for regulatory breaches. However, the heightened focus on individual accountability has signalled an increased appetite for the sanctioning of executives and other senior individuals for those same regulatory transgressions. As a result, financial services regulators have implemented robust individual accountability frameworks, giving rise to new personal obligations and an increased level of risk exposure for executives, directors and other senior managers. Some jurisdictions’ financial services firms are now subject to stringent requirements, including the identification, documenting and reporting of employees in senior roles. Some regulations have also introduced new requirements for the regulatory approval of colleagues in senior or executive roles.


  • Like with all our courses, the Compliance Induction training course was written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

    All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

    We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and helps you build a culture of integrity and compliance.

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