The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its final rule to implement a code of ethics under SOX Title 404. The stock exchanges have proposed that each company listed on the exchanges publish its code of ethics.
- Discuss how disclosures of a code of ethics by senior management could have a positive effect on public confidence and influence investors behavior. Discuss the consequences of not establishing a code of ethics. Support your position.
- Evaluate the importance of senior management in setting the tone for the application of the company’s code of ethics and promoting positive employee behavior, improved decision making, or the willingness to report unethical behavior of coworkers.
- Recommend at least two policies that might encourage employees to report unethical behavior.
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates posts.