Barclays’ whistleblowing disclosure affects not only the bank, but the perception of governance more broadly.
Boardrooms and business ethicists will this week be debating events at Barclays, where it has emerged that chief executive Jes Staley attempted to seek out the identity of a whistleblower who had raised concerns about a colleague.
Staley asked the bank’s security operators to find the whistleblower, and at one point this search appears to have involved a US law enforcement agency. The search, however, failed and Staley has been reprimanded by the bank while investigations are ongoing by regulators.
Staley is said to have “honestly” and “mistakenly” believed it was permissible to seek out the whistleblower’s identi
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