Episode 3 of our financial ethics video training series is out!

June 28th, 2014 by Kara in Videos

Episode 3: Issue Spotting and Problem Solving The third episode of the financial ethics video training series produced by Seven Pillars Institute shows how to use the principle of fiduciary duty to spot ethical issues. In Episode 1 we learnt financial ethics is a tool to help us become better professionals. Learning to apply ethics in finance helps us issue spot and problem solve, not unlike learning how to pick a good stock (use fundamental analysis), or how to choose a profitable project (use discounted cash flow). Similarly, we need tools to ...

Seven Pillars Institute to Collaborate with IntegTree, LLC

June 20th, 2014 by Kara in News

  Seven Pillars Institute for Global Finance and Ethics (SPI) and IntegTree, LLC are pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative affiliation. SPI is a non-profit, independent think tank focused on education and research in financial ethics. The Institute is at the forefront of shaping the emergent field of financial ethics. It is a leader in increasing public awareness of this practical area of global finance. IntegTree provides services to local and global companies in the following compliance focus areas: compliance essentials, psychometric assessments, international business, and employment relations. IntegTree builds compliance programs ...

The Vatican Bank: Conforming to Caritas in Veritate?

June 12th, 2014 by Kara in Case Studies

By: Richard Hudson The Institute for Religious Works (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican Bank is one of the most secretive and controversial financial institutions in the world. Since the inception of the modern Bank in 1943, the Vatican Bank has faced a series of scandals relating to its role in the Second World War, accusations of money laundering and its role in the collapse of Banco Ambrosiano in 1982. However, what makes these scandals and accusations particularly interesting is that the Vatican Bank operates within the Catholic Church, an organisation ...