Tag: sustainability

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 […]

Why chasing GDP makes life worse, not better.

Why chasing GDP makes life worse, not better.

“We can no longer simply use GDP growth rates to decide who the [party] heroes are,” President Xi Jinping speaking to party leaders in June 2014. [2] Instead, China’s leaders are adopting a new Quality of Life [QOL]measure. This is a significant cultural, economic and ethical shift. It has potentially […]

The harsh reality of human resources

The harsh reality of human resources

BUSINESS PRACTICES In late August 2013, Lucy Adams the BBC’s head of HR resigned without a pay-off. Her decision confirmed the harsh reality underpinning the now expanded scope of HR ethical responsibility. In the parliamentary committee enquiring into BBC severance payments, she was accused of presiding over corporate fraud and […]