Ethics not an optional extra - Willem A. Landman
Business ethics have never been higher on the public agenda than now, writes Willem A Landman, CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa. He says catastrophic corporate failures caused by unethical individual behaviour, ethically weak corporate cultures and dubious accounting or auditing practices have eroded investor confidence in markets worldwide and wiped out pension reserves.
Rushworth Kidder on South Africa
Rushworth Kidder, the well known US ethicist and head of the Institute of Global Ethics, was recently in South Africa on a lecturing and fact-finding tour. He has been a regular visitor to these shores since the first democratic elections in 1994 and in this interview with EthicSA he reflects on being a \'hopeless fan\' of a country that has a lot more going for it than is generally acknowledged, he said in an EthicSA interview.
Kevin Wakeford shares his thoughts on globalisation
Kevin Wakeford, the CEO of the SA Chamber of Business said that the tendency by many anti-globalisation activists to vilify the private sector is generally based on a simplistic and monolithic understanding of modern business. Whilst there are issues that need to be urgently addressed in the globalisation debate, an adversarial approach should be replaced by an attitude of partnership, he said in an interview with EthicSA.