Twitter icon on a smartphone

26 August, 2021

CEOs who post on social media ‘more likely to trade in their own stocks’

Social media has become a controversial tool. Observers need look no further than
Greenwashing emissions from a chimney

16 August, 2021

Boards need to stop ESG greenwashing and recognise reputational threats

The profile of business-wide environmental, social, governance (ESG) and sustainability initiatives are being increasingly driven by stakeholder demands for action on climate change and global catastr...
Hands in chains

7 July, 2021

Calls grow for tougher rules on human rights in supply chains

There is now major pressure for the UK to update its laws governing the way companies approach the risk of human rights abuses in their supply chains. Some form of action looks almost certain. Camp...
Internal meeting with colleagues sitting in a circle

17 May, 2021

Organisational culture is the key to rebuilding trust in audit

Calls for urgent reform of the audit sector have been growing in recent years, spurred on by a slew of high-profile audit failures. In the UK, the publication of the government’s
Patricia Harned

12 May, 2021

Ethics chief Patricia Harned: ‘Retaliation has a silencing effect on culture’

Retaliation at work against whistleblowers is “off the charts,” during the pandemic, according to the leader of the biggest business ethics body in the US. Patricia Harned, chief executive of t...
Website of Alphabet, Google's parent company

15 April, 2021

Ethical investor Trillium issues warning to Alphabet over whistleblowing

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is under pressure to improve whistleblowing procedures in a move that heightens publicity around the ethics of artificial intelligence and the treatment of work...
Businessman surrounded by news reporters

1 April, 2021

What scandal is waiting to be exposed at your company?

If you are like most people, you regularly peruse the Wall Street Journal, taking in the reports about market trends, investor activities and/or political moves that could impact your company...
Business ethics, boardroom ethics

26 March, 2021

Survey reveals lack of policies and procedures for corporate ethics

The difficulties of driving companies towards more socially responsible behaviour has been illustrated this week by research revealing the corporate struggle over ethics. After studying 750 compani...
Kevin Clark, Aptiv CEO

16 March, 2021

Aptiv CEO Kevin Clark on the effective integration of corporate purpose

The pandemic was a huge test for Aptiv, a company named one of the world’s most ethical corporations...
Covid pandemic crushing business people

10 March, 2021

Ethics survey reveals global pandemic of misconduct

The strain of managing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has rebounded into company ethics, with employees across the world reporting a deterioration in the behaviour of colleagues around them. I...