AI, artificial intelligence

6 June, 2019

Ethics body issues warning to boards over AI accountability

Back in April a report from a think tank at New York University made headline news around the world.
AI, artificial intelligence

1 March, 2019

Ethical business in the age of AI

Whether we like it or not, technological advances are reshaping the way companies do business. Artificial intelligence, which involves the processing of huge amounts of data by machine, is becoming mo...
corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Strategic decision-making in a fast-changing world

The future is hard to predict, and the current pace of change poses more questions than it answers. What impact will shifting global demographics and increasing longevity have on investment strategies...
Ted Baker

10 December, 2018

Ted Baker: ‘Hugging’ and making employees heard

Last Friday fashion retailer Ted Baker revealed it had removed a “hug zone”. Formerly situated near the desk of founder Ray Kelvin, the sign on the floor was taken away. Its presence would be a...
Portugal

21 November, 2018

Portuguese workers lead on ethics

Bosses might well consider the merits of setting up base in Portugal, after the latest survey from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) found the country’s workers are the least likely to welcome ...
ethics, integrity

21 September, 2018

Ethics: Must have, not nice to have

Warren Buffett, the so-called Sage of Omaha and vaunted leader of investment house Berkshire Hathaway, is credited with saying: “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrit...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

24 July, 2018

Follow the rules of corporate obligation, and reap the rewards

While it might be considered that the prime responsibility of company directors and managers is to grow the company, and thereby also grow the returns to owners and investors, this is ac...
whistleblowing

16 March, 2018

Whistleblowing: the problem with speaking out

Last year, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority received information from 900 whistleblowers. The Care and Quality Commission received more than 7,000 disclosures from whistleblowers. ...
SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

3 November, 2017

US watchdog raises hurdle for shareholder votes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US financial watchdog, has beefed up the guidance for shareholder proposals, potentially making it easier for companies to resist votes on social or e...
ethics

18 October, 2017

Businesses lack commitment to ethics, say UK and Irish workers

More than half of workers feel their workplace fails to be committed to ethical behaviour, according to a survey by accounting association ACCA. The survey of 1,100 workers in the UK and Ireland f...