The size and global reach of modern businesses means that the repercussions of scandals and collapses are more severe than ever.
For a second year running technology is the sector that garnered the most news stories about ethical lapses—with data privacy a key concern.
The Institute of Business Ethics says just 40% of those polled in its annual survey think business is ethical—down from 59% in 2020.
Companies are creating social value during the coronavirus crisis by thinking innovatively about what they can offer—and who could benefit.
New S172 reporting requirements should spur firms to review how board decisions are reached, and push boards to learn more about the views of stakeholders.
A new survey reveals 57% of the British public believe business behaves ethically, down from a record high of 62% last year.
We tend to see the relationship between business and society as a fight over the biggest slice of pie. We need a pie-growing mentality instead.
Everyone wants executive behaviour to improve. But the solution cannot just be to increase regulation—the answer lies in better managerial education and audacious corporate governance reform.
EcoDa chairman says one way to rebuild trust in business is for chief executives to speak up on “broader issues of society”.