The advantages of being ethical

Andrew Crane, a professor of policy/strategy, the George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics and director of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at Schulich School of Business at York University, lives and breathes business ethics. He is also co-author of the book, Business Ethics and the popular blog…


Survey: Company Compliance Programs Evolving Slowly but Significant Issues Impede Progress

A new report released today by Deloitte and Compliance Week indicates that while positive progress is being made, many U.S. corporations’ compliance programs lack the appropriate structure, resources and measurement tools to effectively mitigate and manage today’s landscape of compliance risks. Furthermore, the report reveals that many compliance officers may…


Ethics institute to probe perceptions about Chinese businesses in Africa

A SURVEY to gauge perceptions about Chinese companies doing business in African countries has been commissioned by the Johannesburg-based Ethics Institute of South Africa (Ethics SA). China is aggressively pushing into Africa. The country is South Africa’s largest trading partner in the Brics bloc, which also includes Brazil, Russia and…


Corruption in Business and the Importance of Ethics

VIVEK WADHWA: I once needed to negotiate an important deal with potential significance for my products. An official at the company I was dealing with demanded that I give his spouse stock in my firm in return for his support. A stock gift could have led to millions in sales….


26th Annual Conference of the European Business Ethics Network — EBEN

EBEN’s annual conference will take place on 12–14 September 2013, and is preceded by a doctoral workshop on September 11. The conference is organized by EDHEC Business School in collaboration with EBEN France — Cercle d’Ethique des Affaires, Total, Auchan Group, La Poste and ABIS. The general theme of this…


The G20 Leaders’ Summit in St. Petersburg, September 5-6, 2013

The Center’s mission is to provide a leading stage for Russian multinationals, multinationals and Russian companies to exchange best practices and know-how for their further advancement in business environment in the area of business ethics and compliance with applicable Russian and international laws. Also to create an educational and resource…