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Why is whistle-blowing important?

Whistle-blowing is the most effective way of exposing wrongdoing. In 2 scientific studies (ACFE and PWC), whistle-blowers uncovered over 40…

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Fraud causes financial loss in almost half of firms

Occupational fraud and abuse are causing financial losses in almost half of all firms, a survey from Mazars finds. The average loss per com…

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Bullying and sexual harassment rife in the legal field

Bullying and sexual harassment are rampant in the legal profession. This is according to a new study on nearly 7,000 legal professionals in…

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Can we ever get rid of corruption worldwide?

Ask citizens why their countries aren’t developing, ask investors why they choose not to invest in some regions, and corruption is almost…

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The psychology behind unethical behaviour

Three psychological dynamics lead to crossing ethical lines: omnipotence, cultural numbness and justified neglect. These come into play whe…

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If your company is going through a public scandal should you leave?

If you’re working at a Gupta-tainted company like KPMG, and they’re going through a public scandal, here’s the big question: should you sti…

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Theranos whistleblower Erika Cheung on what went wrong and what’s next

Many people were involved in the spectacular downfall of once-buzzy Silicon Valley blood testing wunderkind, Theranos. But perhaps one of t…

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Sterling’s dark, dirty secret: a culture of sexual harassment and unequal pay for women

While the #MeToo Movement shone a global spotlight on the entertainment industry, it’s painfully clear that the problem is just as wides…

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P&G puts ad platforms like Facebook, Google on notice for fraud, harmful content, etc.

Procter & Gamble Co., one of the most important advertisers for Google and Facebook, ramped up criticism of internet platforms, saying …

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Are patents worth it? Lessons from the $9bn Theranos fraud

The world is buzzing about Elizabeth Holmes. Her $9bn+ biotech company Theranos promised low-cost tech able to detect health ailments with …

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Protect yourself against white-collar crime

Thanks to research from GIBS (the Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa), companies can use the insights of convicted white-co…

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Check out our new EthicsDefender video!

Our new EthicsDefender video is live. Take a look and let us know what you think!

P.S. Big shout-out to our voice-over and video…

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Today is World Voice Day

Today 16th April is World Voice Day. Your voice matters! This is your day to make your voice heard, to not keep quiet about fraud and wrong…

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Telling the truth: dangerous but vital

Looking at the recent protests in South Africa around the launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s book Gangster State, one thing is clear: tellin…

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Assange arrested after Ecuador withdraws asylum protection

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was expelled from his hideout in Ecuador’s embassy in London today and quickly arrested by London police…

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Why open secrets exist in organisations

In 2017, the New York Times broke the now widely-known scandal of media mogul Harvey Weinstein’s apparent decades-long pattern of sexual …

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