Is there a legitimate role for ethics as a driver of business behavior in our increasingly transactional world? Though the question may sound unduly provocative, company boards and executives – without necessarily even realizing it – are often forced to confront this issue. What role should ethics play in business decision-making, and has the answer to this question changed as the characteristics of shareholders and stakeholders has evolved over the years?
Our expert panelists will discuss:
- The role of the Board of Directors in defining a company’s culture of integrity
- The “costs” of a weak ethical culture
- Whether “ethics” and “compliance” are the same thing, and how the answer to this question might affect the way we think about this topic