MBA402 Governance, Ethics, and Sustainability

Assessment Information 
Subject Code: MBA402 
Subject Name:  Governance, Ethics, and Sustainability 
Kaplan University

Case Study

You must draft a Code of Conduct for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia that specifically addresses:

  1. Discrimination
  2. Exploitation
  3. Corruption
  4. Dishonest and Fraudulent Behaviour
  5. Whistleblower Protections
  6. Enforcement


You will be required to include a minimum of 15 references in your Code of Conduct at least 5 of which must come from academic journals or textbooks. Your own research and the following news articles will help you identify the current governance issues at the Commonwealth Bank that your Code of Conduct must address:

Senior British banker, 60, claims race, sex and age discrimination after he was 'forced out of his job' and replaced by a younger Australian woman http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4898862/British-banker-sues-Australian-bankdiscrimination.html

Australia's CBA slashes executive pay by $44 million after regulatory inquiry https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-cba-moneylaundering/australias-cba-slashesexecutive-pay-by-44-million-after-regulatory-inquiry-idUSKBN1JP0QE

Commonwealth Bank admits to manipulation of children’s accounts http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-19/commonwealth-bank-staff-manipulated-childrensaccounts/9779010


Banking royal commission: Speaking out against CBA had 'horrific impact' on whistleblower http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-30/banking-whistleblower-jeff-morris-tells-of-horrificimpact/9212536