ACCA launches “Doing the Right Thing” i-Pledge Campaign for Global Ethics Day

ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Malaysia will lead the way in creating awareness among Malaysians and to encourage the practice of good ethics via a month-long nationwide “Doing the Right Thing” i-Pledge Campaign. Themed “Doing the Right Thing”, the campaign will include a series of interactive activities and events that will be focused on creating and building awareness on ethics and to reinforce that understanding by asking fellow Malaysians to make their own personal pledge on doing the right thing.

ACCA Malaysia held a Breakfast Event at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur for 80 invited guests to come together in celebration of Global Ethics Day and to discuss a number of issues about trust, ethics and professionalism.

“Being ethical is about doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Upholding good ethics is the responsibility of all, and together we can make a difference in the world, starting with ourselves and our country. As the leading global body for professional accountants, it is even more crucial because ethics and professionalism are the foundations of the accountancy profession. Having strong ethical principles is at the heart of the ACCA Qualification, and we hope that it will provide our students, affiliates and members a clear moral compass to guide the business decisions they make on a daily basis,” said Dato’ Merina Abu Tahir, Chair of ACCA Malaysia Advisory Comittee.

‘Today, we are here to advocate to individuals and businesses of their ethical responsibilities and highlight why doing the right thing is so important. And this is why ACCA is supporting Global Ethics Day 2018, working with Carnegie Council and CFA Institute in the UK to shine a spotlight on all things ethical.’

The event featured a panel discussion on the topic “What it means to be ethical and professional” with distinguished panelists namely Devanesan Evanson, CEO of MSWG; Dato’ Merina Abu Tahir, Head, Group Internal Audit, Malaysia Airlines Berhad and Sharath Martin, Regional Consultant, Professional Insights at ACCA, ASEAN and ANZ.

“It is our hope that we can encourage our colleagues, friends, stakeholders and families to take a moment to think about ethics and what it means to them. Most importantly, to join hands with us as we strive for a better Malaysia by doing our part in promoting good ethics in our spheres of influence,” added Dato’ Merina.

The “Doing the Right Thing” i-Pledge Campaign will run from October 17, 2018 till November 16, 2018. ACCA Malaysia targets to collect 5,000 pledges from ACCA students, affiliates, members and business partners as well as Malaysian of all walks of life. Make your pledge today here!

For more information about ACCA’s activities and efforts to promote 2018 Global Ethics Day, please log on to the official website. Do remember to hashtag #globalethicsday2018.

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