Ethics Focus

Workshops on Ethical Decision Making Framework

Formal ethics training and an organizational culture rooted in ethical practice are vital to ensure that investors’ interests come first, and that trust grows and is maintained in the industry. During these interactive free of cost workshops, participants examine real-life ethical dilemmas that Finance and 
Investment industry professionals may face in their careers, and that may not have a clear right or wrong response. They learn about the CFA Institute Ethical Decision-Making Framework and its use in analyzing a situation or dilemma. These workshops are conducted by members of CFA Society Pakistan who are CFA Institute certified ethics trainers. 

If you would like to conduct similar workshops at your organization, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Workshops can be both virtual or physical. To view previous workshops, please access our newsletters archive here.

Ethics Train-the-Trainer Program

CFA Society Pakistan became a part of the 'Ethics Train-the-Trainer Program' offered by the CFA Institute in 2020. Eleven Charterholders volunteered to receive training conducted by Mr. Alan Lok, CFA, Director, Ethics Education & Professional Standards, CFA Institute, who flew in for this purpose.

 After receiving the training, our budding trainers were required to conduct training sessions with university students in Phase 2 of the program. CFA Society Pakistan organized sessions on Ethical Decision Making at some of the renowned universities in Karachi, including IBA (Institute of Business Administration), IOBM (Institute of Business Management), Szabist (Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology) and KSBL (Karachi School of Business & Leadership). 

At the end of this program, the trainers received a certification by the CFA Institute. With the help of these trainers, CFA Society Pakistan regularly conducts Workshops on Ethical Decision Making Framework for our capital market participants, banks and corporates to demonstrate the Society's ongoing commitment to promote ethically grounded investment professionals and benefit the wider society.

The trainees included:

  •  Ahsan Khan, CFA
  • Arif Irfanullah, CFA
  • Azfer Naseem, CFA
  • Babar Ali, CFA
  • Fahim Ahmed, CFA
  • Faraz Bandukda, CFA
  • Malik Dil Awayz Ahmed, CFA
  • Muniba Abdullah, CFA
  • Murtaza Memon, CFA (In process)
  • Sadaf Shabbir, CFA (In process)
  • Shazia Farooq, CFA

Global Ethics Day/Week

Mr. Nick Pollard Message for Global Ethics Day 2022

Mr. Nick Pollard is Managing Director, Asia Pacific at CFA Institute.

Global Ethics Day Conversation Series 2022

20-21 October 2022

CFA Society Pakistan hosted a collaborative conversation series with ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Pakistan for Global Ethics Day 2022. The series focused on the importance of ethics in the context of today's social and economic challenges and how one can ensure to continue making ethical decisions. 

Society representatives participated in the following conversations:

  • Ethics and Inflation: Mr. Nick Pollard, Managing Director, Asia Pacific - CFA Institute showed his appreciation and support for this collaborative event. Ms. Mehvish Walliany, CFA, COO, Alkaram Studio also represented CFA Society Pakistan as a speaker.
  • Rethinking Regulatory Governance with an ESG lens: Ms. Rukhsana Narejo, CFA, Director, CFA Society Pakistan and Mr. Mohammad Shoaib, CFA, Director & Founding President, CFA Society Pakistan represented the Society as speakers.

Virtual Global Ethics Week 2021

25,26,27 October 2021

CFA Society Pakistan partnered with ACCA Pakistan, Bangladesh, Middle East and Sri Lanka to celebrate 'Global Ethics Week 2021', bringing together top international industry experts from all over the MESA region for a panel webinar series. The discussions this year focused on a range of topics including:

  • Economic Crime in a Digital Age – The Role of Regulators
  • Rethinking Sustainable Business through Diversity and Inclusion
  • Digital Transformation - Accelerating Growth of Digital Economy
  • Ethics for Sustainable AI Adoption - Connecting AI and ESG
  • Climate Action and the Profession

The following representatives of CFA Society Pakistan and CFA Institute participated as speakers:

  • Ms. Margaret Franklin, CFA, President and CEO, CFA Institute
  • Mr. William Tohmé, CFA, Senior Regional Head, CFA Institute MENA
  • Dr. Inayat Hussain, CFA, Executive Director, State Bank of Pakistan
  • Mr. Mohammad Shoaib, CFA, CEO, Al Meezan Investment Management Limited & Director and Advocacy Chair, CFA Society Pakistan

Other partners of the Global Ethics Week 2021 included CFA Society Bangladesh, CFA Society Sri Lanka, Habib Bank Limited, ICMA Pakistan, Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance, Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited, Pearl Initiative, The Pakistan Business Council, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB) and The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.

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Designed to meet the needs of today's learners, the Ethics Learning Lab supports subscribers with active and social learning in structured modules, supplementary resources timely and relevant content from subject matter experts.

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