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...
Head shape with AI digital circuits

16 February, 2021

Firms need ‘two layers’ of AI governance

Have boards come to terms with the rise of artificial intelligence? It seems not. New research suggests large companies need to have two layers of AI governance if they are no longer to only superv...
2020 in review stamp

23 December, 2020

Top stories of 2020: climate, coronavirus and stakeholder capitalism

This year has been one of the most disruptive, enraging, fear-inducing and thought-provoking years on record. The UK entered 2020 with a new government focused on implementing Brexit, yet by the sprin...
Rio Tinto regional HQ in Perth, Western Australia

11 December, 2020

Australian parliamentary report slams Rio Tinto board and culture

There’s no way of getting around it. The destruction in May of the Juukan Gorge caves in Pilbara, Australia, by Rio Tinto iron ore workers was an outrage and dug one of the deepest reputational hole...
Businessman and his shadow with a growing nose

2 November, 2020

If you get on with your boss you’re more likely to lie for them

We generally believe that it is a good thing to have strong relationships with the people we work for and those we manage. Organisations and leaders do many...