Author: Andrew Leigh

Are your employees calling the shots on ethics?

Are your employees calling the shots on ethics?

Speaking up: after 32 years, reality finally caught up with Ray Kelvin. Staff put the controversial, long-serving CEO on the spot over “forced hugging.” Some 2,500 staff dared  to speak up, signing a petition protesting the CEO’s intrusive actions. After three decades in power the serial hugger reluctantly stepped down […]

How employees can keep you on the straight and narrow

How employees can keep you on the straight and narrow

It has cost $15 million dollars and with nothing to show for it. Except serious reputation damage. Barclays’ CEO Jes Staley  tried discovering the identity of a whistle blower. He ran slap into laws designed to protect people who speak up about unethical practices in business.  The resulting $15  million […]

Why ESG now helps define ethical business leadership

Why ESG now helps define ethical business leadership

“Sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests. We are only at the early stages.” When the boss of the world’s largest asset management company routinely thinks in terms of Environmental, Social and Governance factors (ESG) then other CEO’s would be sensible to take notice. It makes […]

Social Concern: A wake-up call for ethical business leaders

Social Concern: A wake-up call for ethical business leaders

Recently, PayPal killed the accounts of anyone pushing racist views.  “You have to have the courage to make those decisions” PayPal CEO Dan Schulman.” The action shows how ethical leaders can take relevant actions to promote social responsibility by their companies and key stakeholders. Echoing these concerns about social responsibility, […]

Data ethics: the new minefield for business leaders

Data ethics: the new minefield for business leaders

“Data ethics” hardly has the ring of romance. Or of great urgency. Yet business leaders world-wide face a minefield. They must traverse it with their integrity in tact. It’s no longer a matter of personal choice of whether or not they want to enter this territory.   There are new persistent, […]