Reflections on some business ethics tensions within organisations

Written by Julio Andrade (PhD) The Ethics Institute adopts the definition of organisational ethics as the balancing of what is good for the organisation with what is good for other stakeholders. As reflected in the Institute’s new corporate identity and logo, the definition is encapsulated in the classic ethics triangle (good, self and other).  Organisations need […]

Storytelling as a vehicle for growing an ethical culture

Stories can be used to create a culture within an organisation. While stories might be viewed as entertaining by adults, it is generally associated with moral lessons for children. As such, most cultures have an inherent love of stories. Stories are used by young and old alike to teach about the past and about current […]

The Ethical Role of Lawyers

The legal profession is one of the oldest professions, yet lawyers are often parodied as being light on ethics.  Considering the impact that the legal profession has on the moral justice in a country, the Pan African Lawyers Union is finalising a Code of Ethics for Lawyers Working in Africa.  Kris Dobie was invited to […]

Big Data and Business Ethics

Written by Liezl Groenewald How did Walmart know to dispatch extra strawberry Pop Tarts to their stores in the path of Hurricane Sandy? How did public health officials gain an understanding of Ebola’s extent throughout the region? The short answer to these questions is: Big Data analytics. I was recently fortunate enough to attend the […]

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