Trust and Ethics

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Critical thinking, ethical decision making, transparency, accountability, leadership, and professional judgement are foundations of the accounting profession.

Foresight calls for CPAs to be the stewards of trust in the digital economy. With a strong focus on public interest, CPAs will be called upon to bring ethical leadership into today’s complex world.

Here’s your chance to contribute and advance the Canadian dialogue on trust, ethics and technology. Participate in our Quick Polls and share your ideas with other CPAs in our Forum.

Our online engagement is an inclusive dialogue where you are encouraged to come back, see what's new with the Foresight initiative, and continue to participate in online conversations as they evolve.

Critical thinking, ethical decision making, transparency, accountability, leadership, and professional judgement are foundations of the accounting profession.

Foresight calls for CPAs to be the stewards of trust in the digital economy. With a strong focus on public interest, CPAs will be called upon to bring ethical leadership into today’s complex world.

Here’s your chance to contribute and advance the Canadian dialogue on trust, ethics and technology. Participate in our Quick Polls and share your ideas with other CPAs in our Forum.

Our online engagement is an inclusive dialogue where you are encouraged to come back, see what's new with the Foresight initiative, and continue to participate in online conversations as they evolve.

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  • How is complexity affecting your role as an ethical leader?

    18 days ago
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    Complicated problems differ from complex ones in important ways: 

    Complicated Complex
    Might have many moving parts, but interactions are linear and able to be modelled Interactions are dynamic or "emergent" and often hidden
    Outcomes are reasonably predictable Outcomes cannot be accurately predicted
    Systems can be de-constructed Elements are interdependent, and can't be untangled
    Results are reproduceable Applying the same "solution" will generally yield different results 


    Although complicated problems are challenging to solve, once solutions are found, they generally stay solved. Complex problems, on the other hand, are not solvable by applying static algorithms, rules and processes.

    How is complexity in the professional environment impacting the role of CPAs as ethical leaders and trusted advisors? 

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