Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law
My Interest in Business Ethics
Private Sector - Corporation ; Research Centres & Teams ; Voluntary Sector / NGO
Areas of Interest
Accountability ; Climate Change ; Corporate Citizenship ; Corporate Governance ; Corporate Social Responsibility ; Corruption ; Development ; Economic ; Economic - Environmental ; Education ; Environment & Business ; Globalization ; Health - Healthcare ; Human Rights ; Labour - Employee ; Leadership ; Public Policy ; Public Policy - Privatization ; Public Policy - Regulation ; Resource Extraction ; SRI/Responsible Investment ; Sustainability ; Theory ; Theory - Shareholder
Me in Brief
I have been interested in the vortex where law, ethics, politics and economics meet since my first year at university. Before the separation of those disciplines, this was a more or less unified space in which discussion of institutions and what we now call governance was pursued. Adequate discussion of the problems facing our institutions (global, regional, national, sub-national, corporate, professional, religious and 'NGO') requires the input of these disciplines - something that is all too rare. From this perspective, 'business ethics' is a critical element of the governance of corporations. I have led a large number of projects over the last 23 years in this space including projects touching on corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, UNPRI and UNGC, sustainable enterprise. I have had the benefit of being Director and, for a decade, chairman of a smallish corporation engaged in international trade which has complemented my work as Director of the United Nations University Centre devoted to governance issues which is headquartered at Griffith.