Tag: values

Slavery: how ethical business leaders can make a difference

“We remain confident that we took every practicable and reasonable step to ensure that the range would be ethically produced.”[spacer height=”20px”] Deputy Chief Executive Fawcett Society, about charity T Shirts revealed as produced in forced labour conditions. Guardian, 3rd November 2014 In 2013 a group of Lithuanian men bought passage […]

Why Ethical Codes Crash and Burn

By Keith Edmonds, Consultant at Coverdale Organisation Ltd The attentive City audience knew something important was coming. Yet they also expected the usual Bank of England platitudes. Instead Marc Carney who heads up the bank was brutally frank “Capitalism is doomed if ethics vanish” [spacer height=”20px”]Mr Carney told his London […]

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The Five Pillars of Ethical Business Leadership

Even if they do not always recognise them, all business executives face moral dilemmas. What then is new? First, there is the demand to build ethics into the core of companies’ strategies. Not only do  regulators expecting this, so does the rest of society. These days for example “society” can […]

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Compliance needs that vital boardroom presence (Part 2)

Board room presence is essential if you are to carry weight and deliver a convincing compliance message. It stems from four aspects of human development: psychology, physiology, character, and chemistry.  These are entirely learnable though you may sometimes need some specialist help to make the best of them.[spacer height=”20px”] Psychology This is […]