Tag: reputation

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 […]

Slap in the face for ethical investors

Troubles at the Co-op bank throw yet another spotlight on the merits or otherwise of ethical investing. The Bank previously made a proud name for itself as a leader in setting ethical standards for its investments. Its latest troubles are an unpleasant slap in the face for ethically-minded investors. For […]

Putting your reputation on the line

REPUTATIONS [1] “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it,” warned Warren Buffet, renowned for his long-term investment perspectives. “If you think about it for a moment,” he continued, “most people would do things differently.” His remark seems ever more apposite in the wake […]