Tag: corruption

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 […]

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 […]

When executives become Malware

“I see this as the most damaging event for our brand in the company’s 140-year history…I don’t think these problems can be overcome overnight.” The picture of Toshiba’s CEO making a ritual deep bow of contrition while cameras whirred and flashed has gone round the world. Hisao Tinaka resigned most […]

Can ethics and sales ever be reconciled?

By Catherine Bernales and Antonia Di Lorenzo There’s a great cartoon in which a sales manager tells one of his team: “A dynamic sales idea Lou. I’m just sorry I have to notify the police.” At the recent Ethics and Governance conference by Ethisphere, in London, an attendee challenged the […]