Governance Ethics, When Absolute Right and Wrong Don’t Apply

As media reports on public sector financial scandals makes it very clear, ethics need to be at the heart and soul of every governance and HR decision. With the speed at which information is delivered through social media, news can quickly proliferate and, as a result, judgement can make or break a reputation in a short period of time. In time where COVID-19, diversity and equity are at the heart of every decisions, the challenge for executives is being ethical in a world where guidelines for behaviors are being consistently blurred such that absolute right and wrong no longer seem to apply.

This session will address how executives can be ethical in a corrupt environment, and how they should frame their ethical behavior, in a way that resonates with as wide a network of ethically sensitive stakeholders as possible.



Marc Y. Tassé, MBA, CPA, CA, CFF 

 Mr.  Tassé  is  an  investigative  and  forensic  accountant,  who  has  experience  as  an  independent  special advisor to various board chairs and CEOs of corporations and organizations, on "high profile and sensitive cases” related to alleged corruption, fraud, financial misconduct, and breach of fiduciary duty.
An award-winning lecturer at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and in the Executive MBA program at  the  Telfer  School  of  Management,  he  delivers  presentations  at  the  Harvard  Institute  for  Learning  in Retirement.  A sought-after media commentator, Mr. Tassé has been published extensively and quoted in various prestigious publications such as The Wall Street Journal. 


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1/19/2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Toronto ON M4T1L9 CANADA
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