Corrupt politicians. Financial meltdown. Environmental disasters. Climate change. The greatest challenges we face today are crises of ethics. What are our moral values? How do we decide what’s right and find the courage to do it? How do we display leadership with integrity? How do we nurture business and corporate cultures where doing the right thing becomes part of our organisational DNA? How do we build a fair and sustainable future for all?
Ethics is no longer optional, it is absolutely crucial to the sustainability and success of our businesses, our public-sector services and every other institution and enterprise. And in the UK, the new Bribery Act 2010 places a specific legal requirement on Boards of all UK companies to show leadership and to take “all reasonable steps” to embed the right cultures and behaviours to mitigate the risk of bribery, corruption and fraud. Failure to do so will result in enforcement actions, prosecutions, significant fines and custodial sentences for directors and executives who neglect to take these steps to avoid any corruption.
Corporate Philosopher Roger Steare, designer of the ethicability programme, is now advising regulators, government agencies and professional consulting firms on the design, deployment and embedding of effective ethics assessment and education programmes. With a 9 year track-record across all major business sectors worldwide, Roger Steare’s work has become a de facto benchmark and standard of excellence in leadership, culture and ethics programmes.