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IIA Members-Only Webinar Series

Turning Ethical Challenges into Strategic Opportunities

April 17, 2018
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

This presentation explores both ethical challenges in the contemporary business environment and the strategic opportunities created by corporate social responsibility. By conducting a stakeholder analysis, applying ethical principles, and considering alternatives, we will attempt to answer the question “Can business do good and also do well?” tools.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Determine best practice methods used to identify, describe, and explain various ethical issues faced by organizations today.
  • Develop a decision-making framework for critical thinking and analysis to make ethically defensible decisions.
  • Define corporate social responsibility for your organization and its competitive advantage in the context of shareholder value.
  • Apply various tools to help guide business affairs effectively and ethically.Auditing.

Topics / key words will include:

  • Practical and applied ethics
  • Ethical challenges
  • Ethical decision making frameworks
  • Corporate social responsibility

Course Duration: 1 hour
CPEs Available: 1
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Internet Group Live


Ernest AnunciacionErnest Anunciacion
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Workiva

Ernest Anunciacion is a Senior Product Marketing Manager focused on SOX and internal audit. He has over 15 years of complex risk and control analysis and process improvement experience in the financial services, manufacturing, media, technology, healthcare, and agriculture industries. His expertise combines ERM, Internal Audit, Lean Six Sigma, and Project/Program Management, and is an active Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with a Black Belt Certification in Six Sigma.

Ernest’s ERM experience entails assessing risk throughout companies, including strategic, regulatory compliance, market, operational, and financial risks. In a previous role, Ernest led the design and implementation of a risk assessment and reporting program for various compliance functions of a Fortune 500 company.

His internal audit experience began in GE Capital’s Corporate Audit Staff program. His financial services experience includes commercial and consumer lending, equipment financing, real estate, and treasury operations. Specifically, he has led teams responsible for validating economic models, capital and leverage calculations, debt and derivatives accounting, and regulatory requirements compliance. Ernest also has experience in building internal audit departments.

Ernest’s SOX compliance experience stems from both business and IT processes. He has assisted companies in completing readiness assessments, designing and testing controls, and consulting on the support and testing of SOX environments.
Ernest’s project management skills are derived from leading process improvement initiatives and leveraging Six Sigma methodologies. He has facilitated multiple lean workouts focused on value stream mapping and optimizing future state processes. He has also helped develop various Program Management Offices (PMOs).