Blowing the Whistle on corruption
Each year Transparency International (TI) publishes a report entitled the "Corruption Perceptions Index" (CPI) which scores the world\'s nations out of ten for their public sector honesty. The results of the December 2011 report indicate that the integrity of people in authority in nearly all of the world\'s countries, is still sadly lacking. This includes South Africa, where corruption had become a wide-spread phenomenon. Out of 182 countries, South Africa is ranked 64th, together with Georgia.
Newtonian Ethics - Frank J Navran
Sir Isaac Newton is well recognized as one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time. I\'m not certain whether anyone has ever considered him an equally prominent social scientist. Perhaps it is time we reconsidered his contribution to the way we do our work in the world of organizational leadership. And, to take it a step further, as a thought leader in the area of ethical leadership.
In its recently released Diagnostic Overview, the National Planning Commission (NPC) identified corruption as one of the nine major factors that prevents South Africa from alleviating poverty and inequality and from achieving the objectives of the South African Constitution.
ISO 26000 – Standard on the Implementation of Social Responsibility in an organisation
Each organisation is part of the society in which it operates and increasingly an organisation’s performance in and impact on this society has become more critical. Awareness amongst stakeholders regarding environmental and social issues, corporate scandals, more stringent regulations and investor demands all put pressure on organisations to critically look at their impact on the environment and the society.
New UK Bribery Act to have impact around the world
On 1 July 2011 a new Bribery Act became effective in the United Kingdom. This new UK Bribery Act, which has already been described as "the toughest anti-corruption legislation in the world", is likely to have an impact on business around the world.
ALTRON SOCIAL AND ETHICS COMMITTEE
MANDATE AND TERMS OF REFERENCE OF SOCIAL AND ETHICS COMMITTEE
It all starts with values
Recently the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched its Vision 2050 project. Vision 2050 (available at www.wbcsd.org) is described as a view of the world “in which the global population is not just living on the planet, but living well and within the limits of the planet”.
The ethics of end-of-life medical care
In August 1999, the South African Law Commission (SALC) published its second report on end-of-life decisions. Acting on the instruction of then President Nelson Mandela, the SALC extensively investigated international legal and ethical developments regarding the treatment of terminally ill patients. It looked at pain management, terminal sedation, withholding and withdrawal of life support, advance directives (living will and durable healthcare power of attorney), physician-assisted suicide, and voluntary euthanasia.
The Psychology Of Fraud - Why Good People Do Bad Things
Even if we didn’t suspect it, the data confirms that fraud is prevalent in organizations that surround us. Using data from the Ethics Resource Center derived from their National Business Ethics Survey, National Government Ethics Survey, and National Nonprofit Ethics Survey, we are left with no choice but to conclude that fraud remains a problem.
Debunking the Myths regarding Tone at the Top - Frank J Navran
There are any number of myths in the workplace that create false expectations and misunderstandings regarding the role of leaders in creating what we have come to call an ethical culture or ethical climate.
The Psychology of Roadblocks - Frank J Navran
A Workshop Module for Those Intent of Creating Change Through Training
Before there can be betrayal, there must be trust - Frank J Navran
In today\'s tumultous economic environment a lot is being said about "trust". Ought we have trusted lenders to reasonably assess borrower\'s ability and willingness to repay loans?