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Business ethics & social responsibility

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Japan's Far More Female Future

Japan's Far More Female Future

Author: Bill (former editor-in-chief of The Economist) Emmott Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2020

The Japan on show in the 2019 Rugby World Cup was an admirably safe, stable, resilient, and efficient society. However, that appearance disguises crucial vulnerabilities and social ailments, including an ageing and shrinking population, slow productivity growth, a new low-wage, insecure workforce, declining marriage and fertility rates, and an extreme level of gender inequality. Within this gender gap lies the key both to the ailments and the cure. A deterioration in the use of human capital and a decline in family formation have become entrenched thanks to discrimination against the female half of the population. Yet gradual change is occurring, thanks not only to demographic necessity but also to a significant rise in female access to university education since the 1990s and the emergence of a wide range of role models to inspire and empower the next generation. Analysis of trends and policy options, combined with interviews with 21 role models spanning fields from business to the arts, diplomacy to politics, music to e-commerce, provides ample grounds for optimism. Japan is becoming a nation with an increasing number of potential female leaders. If this rise can be accelerated by both public policy and private action, Japan could achieve much greater social justice and sustainable prosperity in the decades to come.

Trailblazer

Trailblazer

Author: Marc Benioff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

'Urgent and compelling' Richard Branson 'The gold standard on how to use business as a platform for change' Ray Dalio For too long, many have felt that business focuses too much on profit and not enough on its responsibilities, but now in Trailblazer, Innovator of the Decade Marc Benioff shows how all of that can change - for the better. When Salesforce chairman and CEO Benioff called for more regulation on the tech industry during the Davos World Economic Forum, and followed it up by saying Facebook should be regulated in 'the same way you regulated the cigarette industry', he found himself at the centre of a storm. This was not what people expected to hear from a hugely successful tech entrepreneur, and some industry leaders began calling him to say how he had betrayed them. But Benioff shows how he created a company committed to shared values in everything they do, creating a model for others to follow if they want to thrive in today's business environment, where criticism of corporate greed is bringing new pressures on industry. At Salesforce, the aim was to take decisions that were not only good for business, but also for society as a whole, and this book will show you how to make these positive steps. Benioff believes that, in future, the only businesses that will thrive are those that take an active role in making the world a better place. Trailblazer is a guidebook to help leaders, employees and customers to prepare for the next phase of global capitalism: the arrival of business for good.

Reimagining Capitalism

Reimagining Capitalism

Author: Rebecca Henderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

WHAT IF BUSINESS COULD HELP SOLVE THE GREATEST PROBLEMS OF OUR TIME? Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. At the same time, its single-minded pursuit of profit has led to rampant inequality and the looming threat of climate catastrophe - and now threatens to destroy the society on which it depends. Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, argues that business can simultaneously make a positive impact on the world by confronting the realities of our environmental crisis and the need to address social and economic inequality, while also delivering the sustained economic growth that brings prosperity and wellbeing to society as a whole. Drawing on lessons from companies from around the world who are already making a positive difference, REIMAGINING CAPITALISM shows that this new approach is not only a moral imperative but also an extraordinary opportunity to drive growth and innovation in an increasingly competitive world. And, perhaps most critically, she suggests that it has the potential to balance the power of the market with the power of democratic, accountable government and strong civil society - the only long term solution to the problems that we face. This powerful and readable book is a clarion call for reimagining and remaking capitalism. We can have a more moral and more innovative capitalism. There is hope! -Daron Acemoglu, coauthor of Why Nations Fail A must-read for every person with a stake in our economic system since change or die is the inescapable reality confronting capitalism. -Hiro Mizuno, executive managing director and chief investment officer, GPIF A smart, timely, and much-needed reimagining of what capitalism can be. -Yancey Strickler, cofounder and former CEO, Kickstarter, and author of This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World

Curt Verschoor on Ethics

Curt Verschoor on Ethics

Author: Belverd E. Needles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

The Right Way to Win

The Right Way to Win

Author: Robert Zafft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

The Right Way to Win shows you how to do well while doing good. It gives readers the tools and techniques for fixing and enforcing ethical behavior. These same methods drive long-term business success. Short, practical, and fun-to-read, the book shows readers how to: -Make defensible ethical decisions, build consensus, and counter adversaries; -Implement and sustain ethical decisions by driving individual accountability; and -Navigate crises and cutting-edge issues where reputational risk soars. The Right Way to Win appeals to general readers, business and professional-school students, employees and executives, and managers overseeing leadership development and corporate training. Visit TheRightWaytoWin.com to learn about online course materials, continuing professional education credits, and ethics training and certification.

The Right Way to Win

The Right Way to Win

Author: Robert Zafft Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

The Right Way to Win shows you how to do well while doing good. It gives readers the tools and techniques for fixing and enforcing ethical behavior. These same methods drive long-term business success. Short, practical, and fun-to-read, the book shows readers how to: -Make defensible ethical decisions, build consensus, and counter adversaries; -Implement and sustain ethical decisions by driving individual accountability; and -Navigate crises and cutting-edge issues where reputational risk soars. The Right Way to Win appeals to general readers, business and professional-school students, employees and executives, and managers overseeing leadership development and corporate training. Visit TheRightWaytoWin.com to learn about online course materials, continuing professional education credits, and ethics training and certification.

Accountable

Accountable

Author: Warren Valmanis, Michael O'Leary Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Uses a combination of great stories and thoughtful analysis to suggest that we must find a way to change the purpose of our corporations if we are to build a society that works for all of us. Rebecca M. Henderson, John & Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University Fresh, balanced, highly readable and deeply informed John Pepper, former Chairman and CEO of P&G Thought-provoking and insightful, Accountable offers a pragmatic and original roadmap to transform capitalism into a system that's more inclusive, sustainable, and just. Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation Capitalism is failing and the tools we are relying on to fix it - corporate social responsibility, divestment, impact investing, and government control - are only making things worse. -Chevron boasts about the $50 million per year it spends on renewable energy whilst it spends 200 times that on oil exploration -Goldman Sachs touts its 10,000 Women initiative but its board ranks 358th out of the Fortune 500 for gender diversity and women earn 55% less than men do on average By focusing on corporations rather than people, we've put our faith in empty trends and brand-focused window-dressing. Why should those responsible for our current crisis be trusted to fix it? In Accountable, authors Michael O'Leary and Warren Valdmanis offer a blueprint for everyone to take responsibility for using their economic power as consumers, as investors, as employees, and as voters to trigger a fundamental shift away from an economy that is unethical, unfair, and destructive to our environment and institutions. Their investigation cuts through the tired dogma of current economic thinking to reveal a hopeful truth: if we can make our corporations accountable to a deeper purpose, we can make capitalism both prosperous and good. Trenchant and gripping, this is an indispensable guide and call to action for citizens to take control of our economic power and hold corporations to a higher standard.

Accountable

Accountable

Author: Warren Valmanis, Michael O'Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Capitalism is failing and the tools we are relying on to fix it - corporate social responsibility, divestment, impact investing, and government control - are only making things worse. -Chevron boasts about the $50 million per year it spends on renewable energy whilst it spends 200 times that on oil exploration -Goldman Sachs touts its 10,000 Women initiative but its board ranks 358th out of the Fortune 500 for gender diversity and women earn 55% less than men do on average By focusing on corporations rather than people, we've put our faith in empty trends and brand-focused window-dressing. Why should those responsible for our current crisis be trusted to fix it? In Accountable, authors Michael O'Leary and Warren Valdmanis offer a blueprint for everyone to take responsibility for using their economic power as consumers, as investors, as employees, and as voters to trigger a fundamental shift away from an economy that is unethical, unfair, and destructive to our environment and institutions. Their investigation cuts through the tired dogma of current economic thinking to reveal a hopeful truth: if we can make our corporations accountable to a deeper purpose, we can make capitalism both prosperous and good. Trenchant and gripping, this is an indispensable guide and call to action for citizens to take control of our economic power and hold corporations to a higher standard.

The Value Orientations of Buddhist and Christian Entrepreneurs

The Value Orientations of Buddhist and Christian Entrepreneurs

Author: Gabor Kovacs Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2020

This book is a comparative analysis of the value orientations of Buddhist and Christian entrepreneurs and how these values impact business. The chapters review and analyze the concepts of Buddhist economics and the social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The value orientations of Buddhist and Christian entrepreneurs are described by irreducible core values that correspond to the ontological conception, the procedural dimension, and the other directedness of a spiritual value commitment in business. The book includes the reflections of Buddhist and Christian entrepreneurs about business spirituality, profit, the temporal perspectives of business, and stakeholder management. The cases testify that a spiritual value orientation can contribute to creating genuine ethical commitment. The findings and the examples can encourage business scholars and practitioners to stop considering ethics as an instrument in the service of profit and serve as inspiration for integrating spirituality into business in a profound way. This book will be of interest to scholars studying business ethics, workplace spirituality and faith at work.

Intentional Integrity

Intentional Integrity

Author: Robert Chesnut Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'Smart, practical advice for anyone looking to do good and do well.' - Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin and author of Blitzscaling Silicon Valley expert and General Counsel of Airbnb, Robert Chesnut shows that companies that do not think seriously about a crucial element of corporate culture - integrity - are destined to fail. Defining integrity is difficult. Once understood as 'telling the truth and keeping your word,' it was about following not just the letter but the spirit of the law. However, at a time when workplaces are becoming more diverse, global, and connected, silence about integrity creates ambiguities about right and wrong that make everyone uncertain, opening the door for the minority of people to rationalize selfish behaviour. Meanwhile, trust in most traditional institutions is at an all-time low and there's a dark cloud hovering over technology. And this is precisely where companies come in; as peoples' faith in establishments deteriorates, they're turning to their employer for stability. In Intentional Integrity, Chesnut offers a six-step process for leaders to foster and manage a culture of integrity at work. He explains the rationale and legal context for the ethics and practices, and presents scenarios to illuminate the nuances of thinking deeply and objectively about workplace culture. We will always need governments to manage defence, infrastructure, and basic societal functions. But, Chesnut argues, the private sector has the responsibility to use sensitivity and flexibility to make broader progress - if they act with integrity.

Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility

Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Joan Marques Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2020

This book provides professionals, as well as students, with the understanding that Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are now core business principles for sustainably. It encourages social entrepreneurs in their role as forerunners, in creating new business models that develop, facilitate or implement constructive solutions to social, cultural and environmental issues. At the same time, this book views corporate social responsibility as a means of challenging existing entities to realize and modify prior unsustainable and predatory business models; and to increase social, cultural and environmental accountability. By linking these two concepts, this book prompts a paradigmatic awakening, whereby the foundational driver of business creation and management no longer rests on profit maximization, but on improvement of the quality of life for society.

On the Private and Public Virtues of an Honorable Entrepreneur

On the Private and Public Virtues of an Honorable Entrepreneur

Author: Felix R Livingston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2020

Alexis de Tocqueville's writings on honor, and his observation that a democracy's definition of honor stands for the peculiar individual character of that nation before the world, provide inspiration for an ideal entrepreneurial innovator discussed in this book. Beginning with Aristotle, contributions of the giants of moral, political, and economic thinking are aggregated in a Credo for honorable entrepreneurs who are dedicated to freedom and general human flourishing. The Credo's maxims and duties can help entrepreneurs prevent a separation of the honorable and the useful, which is a moral challenge faced by many leaders in all parts of society. Like-minded individuals who share this vision can rebalance power and repair America's triune social order, while creating wealth and a surplus that can benefit the poorest among us.