Three make or break factors to get corporate ethics right

Media Release
EthicsSA
15 October 2012

Research by the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) strongly suggests that three factors underlie the inability of many organisations to manage their ethics effectively. Conducted every thrid year, EthicsSA’s National Business Ethics Survey is an in-depth survey of a wide range of South African companies to gauge their ethical organisational cultures.

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Moral Legitimacy of Capitalism Challenged

Opinion Piece
Ethics Institute of South Africa
27 October 2012

Does the current wave of violent unrest in the mining sector signal that capitalism is close to losing its moral legitimacy—and how can it refurbish its image?
By Deon Rossouw, CEO, Ethics Institute of South Africa.

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EthicsSA launches Social & Ethics Committee Handbook

Media Release
Ethics Institute of South Africa
5 November 2012

The new Companies Act’s requirement that certain companies must have a social and ethics committee became a reality on 1 May 2012. While some companies were reluctant adoptees of the new committee, others willingly embraced it. However, companies from across this spectrum express some confusion about the actual roles and responsibilities of the committee, and how it should operate.

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Fighting corruption is a collective effort-ethicssa

Media Release
EthicsSA
14 November 2012

Many role-players contribute to the corruption that plagues South Africa, and efforts to control it will need to involve all of them, says the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA). “Corruption partially negates the great efforts and large sums of money that government and civil society are expending to improve living conditions,” says Kris Dobie, Manager: Organisational Ethics Development at EthicsSA.

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