Week 6 Assignment Ethics Compliance Auditing and Emerging Issues

To prepare for this assignment, review Chapter 9 in the course text as well as the article on compliance program auditing by Usnick and Usnick (2013). Review Table 10.3: Global Risks 2014, and select one of the risk areas.


Imagine that you have been tasked with creating a proposal for the new CEO of your organization for establishing an ethics program and for conducting training and compliance auditing. For this assignment, write a persuasive essay in which you address the following:


  • Describe an emerging global risk for 2015 and beyond
  • Discuss the key countries that might be associated with the risk
  • Evaluate the role of ethical decision-making in business organizations
  • Analyze the impact of business ethics on stakeholder relationships. Include in your analysis why it is necessary to create an ethics program, conduct training, and engage in compliance auditing
  • Design a training plan for ethical considerations and social responsibility as it relates to the key risk area and the countries you have selected
  • Explain how the program will be implemented
  • Synthesize the key considerations which must be in placeIncorporate key words and phrases from Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 of the text and the article by Usnick and Usnick (2013). Be sure to cite all sources in the body of your paper and on the references page.

    The assignment


  • Must be seven to ten double-spaced pages in length (not including the title page and references page) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the FSB APA guidance
  • Must include a separate title page with the following
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text and the Usnick and Usnick (2013) article.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the FSB APA guidanceChapter 10, global risks  

    Table 10.3: Global risks 2014



Shocks to economic infrastructure

Fiscal crises in key economies [1]

Failure of a major financial mechanism or institution [9]

Liquidity crises

Structurally high unemployment/underemployment [2]

Oil-price shock to the global economy

Failure/shortfall of critical infrastructure

Decline of importance of the US dollar as a major currency


Natural disasters and man-made risks of depletion of natural resources

Greater incidence of extreme weather events (e.g. floods, storms, fires) [6]

Greater incidence of natural catastrophes (e.g. earthquakes, tsunamis, volcaniceruptions, geomagnetic storms)

Greater incidence of man-made environmental catastrophes (e.g. oil spills, nuclearaccidents)

Major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse (land and ocean)

Water crises [3]

Failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation [5]


Areas of politics, diplomacy, conflict, crime, and global governance (corruption)

Global governance failure [7]

Political collapse of a nation of geopolitical importance

Increasing corruption

Major escalation in organized crime and illicit trade

Large-scale terrorist attacks

Deployment of weapons of mass destruction

Violent inter-state conflict with regional consequences

Escalation of economic and resource nationalization


Risk relating to social stability and public health

Food crises [8]

Pandemic outbreak

Unmanageable burden of chronic disease

Severe income disparity [4]

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Mismanaged urbanization (e.g. planning failures, inadequate infrastructure andsupply chains)

Profound political and social instability [10]


Risks relating to growing centrality of information and communicationtechnologies

Breakdown of critical information infrastructure and networks

Escalation in large-scale cyber attacks

Massive incident of data fraud/theft

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