Tag: Business Ethics

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, […]

Does the ethical public relations leader exist?

Does the ethical public relations leader exist?

Revelations about the PR firm Bell Pottinger, again raise the issue of what exactly is an ethical business leader?  Reports suggest this firm earned £100,000 a month in fees, running a secret campaign to stir up racial tension on behalf of its billionaire clients. Now the firm’s own future is […]

“Ethical fading”: not just a convenient label

“Ethical fading”: not just a convenient label

It’s not immediately obvious what VW, The Labour Party and the South Yorkshire police have in common. Up close though, the similarities are only too clear. All three are currently experiencing serious cases of ethical fading. The latter, described in more detail in a recent post here, occurs when people […]