Business Ethics

 

Oxford Saïd Faculty on Business Responsibility to People and Planet

Governance and responsible leadership are burning issues in boardrooms of businesses and financial institutions across the world right now as we ask ourselves—are we stewarding our businesses for the sustainable success of our stakeholders, for the long-term endurance and benefit of our customers, for the communities within which we operate, and our planet?

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How CSR Can Lead to Lucrative Government Contracts

Idea posted: October 2019
  • Strategy
  • CSR & Governance
  • Operations

Government contracts are big business. A new study shows how corporate social responsibilities activities can help a company beat out its competitors for lucrative contracts with most government agencies — defence-related agencies excepted.

Idea #755
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Misbehavin’: Private, Personal Misconduct Can Lead to Professional Misconduct

Idea posted: October 2019
  • CSR & Governance
  • Learning & Behaviour

New research based on an exceptional database of unfaithful individuals reveal that people who are unfaithful to their spouses are more likely to engage in professional misbehaviour, supporting the contention that personal and professional misconduct are linked.

Idea #754
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Doing Good' Does Not Always Improve the Bottom Line

Idea posted: May 2019
  • CSR & Governance
  • Finance

The inspiring phrase of “doing well by doing good” oversimplifies the connection between corporate social responsibility and corporate financial performance, according to new research that uncover the conditions that can weaken and even destroy the path from CSR to CFP.

Idea #740
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The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (detail), Francisco Goya (Courtesy: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri)

Why Managers Forgive Ethical Lapses of Tired Employees

Idea posted: September 2018
  • CSR & Governance
  • Leadership & Change
  • Learning & Behaviour

Managers tend to excuse and forgive ethical lapses by employees who are fatigued or depleted, a new study shows — although if the employees brought the fatigue on themselves (such as from watching a late night sporting event rather than working late), managers are less forgiving.

Idea #715
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Anne Bahr Thompson on Doing Good and Brand Citizenship

Leading brand consultant, Anne Bahr Thompson, has been conducting research over recent years through her CultureQ initiative into, initially how Millennials and then other generations, think about brands. One of the strongest new elements is the power of corporate citizenship and how 'doing good' also helps businesses 'do well'. Her 'Brand Citizenship' model takes customer focus from Me-to-We.

See also the review of her book 'Do Good' .

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Hemant Taneja on the Economies of Unscale

A Managing Director with the large Venture Capital firm General Catalyst, Hemant Taneja reflects on the new business model environment, where start-ups can rent scale to grow horizontally - in a paradigm not previously available before the advent of tech platforms and AI.

Read the Unscaled book review, here on Ideas for Leaders.

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The Gender Pay Gap

News Analysis: January 2018
  • Leadership & Change
  • CSR & Governance
  • Boards Roles Responsibilities
Analysis from: Warwick University Business School

In the light of this weekend's resignation by BBC China editor Carrie Gracie the gender pay gap is once more in the spotlight.

The issue of the gender pay gap...

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World Economic Forum: How life expectancy has changed over 200 years

News Analysis: November 2017
  • Strategy
  • CSR & Governance
Analysis from: World Economic Forum

An interactive chart of different countries life expectancy over the last 200 years - showing that health and wealth have a close correlation....

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Good Profit

Book Published: August 2017
  • Leadership & Change
  • CSR & Governance
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Boards Roles Responsibilities
Authors: Charles G. Koch

The book is a personal manifesto around Koch Industries 'Market-Based Management' approach. MBM is, at root, an extension of the old philosophy argument personified by Locke and Rousseau vs Thomas Hobbes; are people generally good and community spirited, or mean and self-serving? Koch's approach is that left to our own devices (by which he means minimal government interference) people will seek out what is best for the wider eco-system they live in.

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