Tag: sustainability

Can we measure trustworthy business behavior?

Can we measure trustworthy business behavior?

Guest post from Barbara Brooks Kimmel, CEO & Cofounder Trust across America-Trust around the World Where does trust come from, what does it really mean, and why is it so important in business?  As a former CEO once told me, most leaders are too busy dousing day-to-day fires to give […]

Speak up, or fail as a leader!

Speak up, or fail as a leader!

Leaders sometimes speak up. Ethical business leaders most definitely speak up, though not enough do. A sure way to fail as a leader in today’s demanding corporate environment is to keep quiet when you should be doing the opposite. Speak up about what though? How far should progressive business leaders […]

Why reputational risk keeps grabbing the limelight

Why reputational risk keeps grabbing the limelight

“The most valuable asset in the capitalist economy is not cash, stock or buildings, but trust.” Economist Intelligence Unit, Risk of Risks What would a serious blow to your company’s reputation cost? This was once a rather academic query–most organisations could afford to consign it to the back burner. Today […]

Will CEO soon come to mean something really bad?   

Will CEO soon come to mean something really bad?  

The simple letters CEO once said it all. They meant you were top of the greasy pole and mainly there to deliver profits for shareholders. Nowadays though, C-E-O  means playing many roles, wearing multiple hats and delivering varied results. For example, most senior leaders of large corporations readily talk about the […]

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Is there an ethical global company anywhere? Currently we see vast swathes of the corporate world wilfully avoiding paying their proper share of taxes through avoidance schemes, mainly centred around Luxembourg. Meanwhile three quarters of the banking industry remains mired in never-ending fines for nefarious practices almost too numerous and complex to […]