stressed CEO at his desk, mental health

1 September, 2020

Covid crisis could lead employees to ‘compromise ethical standards’

It’s not just survival that businesses have to deal with as they grapple with fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic. New research reveals Covid-19 could prompt a surge in misconduct and behav...
Business ethics, boardroom ethics

12 August, 2020

From codes to committees: the institutionalisation of business ethics

Ethics in organisations remains a hot topic for academics and practitioners alike. For instance, most of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are related to the ethical behaviour of corporations. ...
Business ethics, boardroom ethics

3 April, 2020

Fall in number of boards that ‘discuss ethics on a regular basis’

It is a challenge to move ethics into the boardroom, according to research examining business ethics across the UK and Europe. The
capitalism

28 January, 2020

Public loses faith in capitalism while backing ‘stakeholder’ business

More than half of British people have lost faith in capitalism to do good, while the public appears to have thrown its support behind the idea of “stakeholder” capitalism, according to research. ...
public trust, business behaviour, survey, UK

20 December, 2019

Public confidence in ethical business behaviour falters

The reputation of business for ethical behaviour is sometimes not what it should be—and new research reveals that public expectations have fallen. A survey by the
revolutionary fist graffiti on wall representing social justice

6 November, 2019

When fighting social injustice clashes with shareholder demands

The idea that business leaders are unsympathetic to social, political and economic concerns is largely a myth. Indeed, many leaders care deeply about such issues, but the reality is that society’s d...
Business ethics, Mazars

1 October, 2018

Business ethics and building a strong ethical culture

Examples of questionable ethical behaviour by organisations and their employees are easy to find. Consider staff at banks such as Barclays fixing the London interbank offered rate (Libor...
OECD Principles, responsible business

12 September, 2018

Responsible business conduct: the OECD way

Businesses now have the latest tool to aid them in their efforts to trade responsibly. The
Ethical, ethics, Scrabble

1 June, 2018

OECD publishes guidance on responsible business due diligence

Forty-eight countries have signed up to OECD guidance on due diligence for responsible business conduct. The
risk management, business ethics, risk ethics

7 March, 2018

Ethical turn: the welcome marriage of risk management and ethics

Risk managers are flirting with business ethics. Does anyone hear wedding bells? In the wake of the 2007–2009 financial crisis and subsequent rate-rigging, money-lau...