Interview — Deen Sanders: Turning up the volume on ethics

Deen Sanders

A new survey shows just how much the idea of individual accountability and clear ethical duty has been dulled in Australian corporations. Is it time to reinvent the Corporations Act 2001 to allow for a wider social licence model that empowers the professionals working inside them?

Dr Deen Sanders OAM, partner for governance, regulation and conduct at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, thinks so after reviewing the findings of Governance Institute’s latest Ethics Index.

This study, now in its third year, reveals that many Australians have lost faith in those running our banking, finance and insurance sectors, thanks in part to a string of scandals and shocking revelations from the Hayne royal commission.

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