Brain showing AI in processes

15 January, 2021

Firms forge ahead with AI adoption despite a lack of skills on boards

More than two-thirds of boards intend to approve the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the next year, although there appear to be significant hurdles to successful integration. The ...
Covid-19 secure meeting showing boardroom diversity

21 December, 2020

Pandemic shows ‘broader range of expertise’ is needed on boards

The Covid-19 pandemic has helped crystallise the need to renew efforts on boardroom diversity, according to a report from ethics experts. Researchers from the
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
boardroom

5 March, 2020

Section 172 reporting is an opportunity to increase transparency

For well-run companies, the new requirement to report on how their boards have discharged their duty under Section 172 (S172) of the Companies Act to "have regard to" the interests of employees, custo...
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
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
artificial intelligence, AI, robotics

26 January, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: the ethical dimension

The must-have Christmas gift—at least with my savvy friends—was a virtual assistant. Whether it was Alexa, Siri or Cortana, the future world of accessible artificial intelligence (AI) is in our ho...