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You can get a feel for some our past events from our video selection below.
We record most of our events, including briefings, webinars and meetups, and share them on our YouTube channel. We’re on a mission to increase our subscribers, so please do click the subscribe button!
This video is a good example of one of our monthly webinars, featuring a though-provoking presentation by Philip Stratton-Lake from the University of Reading.
“It’s wrong to bribe an official, and that’s a fact!” But is it? Suppose the bribe on offer is of very little value and offering it is the only way to get something important done. Are we still so sure there is a fact of the matter here?
Speaker: Professor Phillip Stratton-Lake, Research Division Leader at the University of Reading
We launched our Code of Ethics at the Creating Great Workplace Cultures event. We have written it in such a way that any organisation can download it and adapt it for their own needs. We developed the code and the implementation guidelines with the help of:
When is it morally acceptable for a person, business, or government to knowingly expose others to risk without their consent? It is tempting to think that the answer is never, and that it’s wrong to expose someone to risk unless they have agreed. But a moment’s thought shows that this would make normal life impossible…
Speaker: Jonathan Wolff, Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy and Governing Body Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford
In this online event local business leaders shared their thoughts on what the ‘new normal’ means to them, as we change our way of working due to Covid-19. It also provided an opportunity for individuals and organisations to reflect on what their new normal might involve and how to achieve it.
We see this as an opportunity for businesses to reassess how they balance profitability with ethics. A strong ethical workplace culture can lead to a 20-30% improvement in individual and team performance. Companies that take an ethical approach are also more highly regarded, helping them attract and retain the best talent and win loyal customers, which in turn drives profitability. So an ethical approach can be a profitable one too.