Financial Information Month Discussion Held at UWI

MR. JAMES F ALSTON, COUNTRY MANAGER, BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA

MR. JAMES F ALSTON, COUNTRY MANAGER, BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA

As part of Financial Information Month, a discussion was held at the UWI Open Campus, to educate, re-educate, remind and encourage the public, to practice better saving and budgeting habits.

The theme “Re-shaping Our Future Starting Now” focuses on ways to keep financially stable while being business ethical.

During the meeting, Mr. Alston discussed the meaning of ethics and moral judgment, system of moral principles and how it is determined, as well as the role of local customs in financial institutions.

Participants at the event

Participants at the event

The principles of ethics he says, covers the role of being socially and environmentally responsible and he has often found that large co-operations will look into what an employee or potential employee posts on social networks including Facebook.

“Everyone wants to deal with a company who is doing the right thing, thereby making it more profitable.”

“A lot of companies are making ethics a priority” he explained.

He advised on a “whistle blow policy”, where when anyone who sees unethical behaviour at the work place brings it to the attention of the authorities, as many times unethical behaviour brings about the implementation of further acts of law.

 

 

 

 

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