Ethical culture begins with strong leadership
and a commitment to a set of values
How can companies embed the right set of values in order to drive ethical behaviour? An interview with Peter Montagnon, Associate Director with the Institute of Business Ethics
With public trust in business at an all-time low, it’s easy to understand why so many companies are reflecting on what they stand for, how they behave and defining a purpose beyond profit.
How can companies embed the right set of values in order to drive ethical behaviour- and ultimately create long term value? Ethics begins from the inside, much like our personal ethics do. It starts with leadership and trickles down to everyone else. What is needed for an ethical culture is a commitment to act according to a set of values, related behaviours and a purpose that guides employees to make the right decisions.
MerchantCantos' Ian Roe, Director, Sustainability interviews boardroom advisor and former FT journalist Peter Montagnon, Associate Director with the Institute of Business Ethics. In the interview, we explore how business leaders can direct corporate culture and how a strong ethical culture protects and builds the bottom line.