It’s not all about the money

2018-11-22 10:44

Yes, profits are good. But also consider the impact of ethical practices before investing in a business.

An entrepreneur's guide to running a clean business

2018-10-15 06:46

Though indiscretions at Steinhoff, McKinsey and KPMG shone a spotlight on unethical business practices, research shows that some small businesses are just as bad, and using smarter ways to conceal it, says Jannie Rossouw.

How to grow a moral economy

2018-09-09 06:21

This week, our economy entered a technical recession. However, our moral recession has long been the new normal, says Gayle Edmunds.

See if you can solve the type of ethics and critical thinking puzzles Elon Musk's secretive LA private school asks students

2018-08-26 20:25

The "Conundrums" series involve open-ended critical thinking and ethics challenges around issues such as property rights.

What drives trust?

2018-07-17 11:24

Companies in the financial services sector are the least trusted in the economy. Addressing this loss of confidence, does not have to be complex.

'Forced' sterilisation of Brazilian woman sparks uproar

2018-06-15 05:22

Claims that a drug-addicted Brazilian woman was subjected to forced sterilisation are sparking accusations of a nightmarish "dystopia" in the country.

Steinhoff still offers SA companies an 'ethics hotline' – operated by KPMG

2018-05-04 06:32

Meanwhile, universities and the Agricultural Research Council have switched to different fraud-and-ethics hotline providers.

STEAM not STEM: Why our future scientists need arts training

2018-02-07 11:47

From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training in the arts AND ethics.

#ParadisePapers - not a clear cut debate

2017-11-13 11:46

#ParadisePapers seems to be much of a replay of the #PanamaPapers, but in terms of respectability of jurisdictions and their standing in the financial world, Bermuda and Panama are not, and have never been, in the same league, explains tax expert Ernest Mazansky.

Africa's energy sector heavily impacted by economic crime - survey

2017-11-10 22:00

In the PwC survey 16% of organisations in the energy sector said they had encountered bribery and corruption attempts.

 

Worst-ever score for corporate governance in SA - index

2018-11-01 21:42

A scandal-ridden year served up a dismal report card for SA, with the worst-ever score for ethics, compliance and assurance since the Corporate Governance Index's inception five years ago.

The Nene case: An ethical mixed bag

2018-10-11 05:00

The case of Nhlanhla Nene is a reminder that we need to apply more nuance in our assessment of ethical failures. This is something that does not come naturally where binary thinking reigns supreme, writes Deon Rossouw.

Spring cleaning our democratic institutions

2018-09-04 11:25

There is a growing consensus in our society that our social ills can only be tackled in a sustainable way by creating an environment that promotes greater consciousness about who we are as citizens, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

The leader’s role in getting culture right

2018-07-23 09:25

Leaders are pivotal in building a company’s culture. The ESAR model, which Jim Ware – founder of Focus Consulting Group – explains in this article provides them with a structure to do so.

WATCH: Ethical investment - an oxymoron?

2018-07-13 16:34

How should investment managers handle clients demanding sustainable investments, but ones that still give returns?

Google's eerily realistic new AI will identify itself when talking to people, says Google

2018-05-12 14:17

Google's Duplex will have to identify itself on the phone, in order to prevent fooling people into thinking it's a real person

Imperial CEO's 'disturbing' conduct creates first problem for new Eskom board

2018-04-03 16:33

Eskom – and the government – are looking at a court judgment that paints a sometimes very unflattering picture of Eskom board member Mark Lamberti.

Steinhoff scandal points to major gaps in stopping unethical corporate behaviour

2017-12-18 07:16

A scandal of this magnitude should not have occurred if the multiple layers of checks and balances in the investment management space were working, says Jannie Rossouw.

SA's problem not resources but leadership - Mohale

2017-11-11 08:00

Africa has been slow in rising and standing up economically not due to a lack of resources, but because of the type of leadership its people have chosen, says Bonang Mohale.

No guarantee of survival after company scandal - expert

2017-11-10 15:14

There is no guarantee that the various ways companies usually try to mitigate the impact of a scandal will enable it to survive, explains an ethics expert.

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