The esteemed business teacher and author Peter Drucker had specific views on ethical leadership: He thought the ethics of personal responsibility stemmed from the advice of the ancient healer, Hippocrates: Primum Non Nocere – First Do No Harm. Today’s healthcare professionals live by the rule. And explains commentator William Cohen, PhD for us: Drucker thought the mirror test was a good test: look in the mirror and ask, what kind of person do I want to see this morning?
Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell (“Blink,” and “The Tipping Point”) writes that leaders have to look deeply involving the question of values. They need to ask fundamental questions about the defining values that provide for them resources and the boundaries for their private and public deportment. Values determine!
Each year, the Ethisphere organization names the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics,” recognizing the 100 individuals that have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance. Anne Simpson, Investment Director at CalPERS pension system is on the list. So is Jose Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International. And Elan Musk, Chairman & CEO of Tesla Motors is among the 100 leaders.
In the new norms of the era we have entered – Sustainability Excelsior! – stakeholder expectations regarding ethical behavior on the part of leaders in the corporate sector as well as in many other sectors of our society have been increasing in frequency and breadth of issues. (The issues in focus are more and more in the ESG categories.)
Governance & Accountability Institute is partnering with Rutgers University Business School’s Institute for Ethical Leadership (Newark, New Jersey) to develop and offer a 2-day Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program. The goal: providing a competitive advantage to CSR teams and corporate professionals in the rapidly-expanding field (and designated corporate function).
The program launches with the first two-day classes on April 27th and April 28th at the Rutgers Business School in downtown Newark (NJ). (The location is convenient to New York City.) The curriculum offering is a “deep dive” into CSR, sustainability, risk management, supply chain management, and of course, ethics in leadership. The invitation is being extended to corporate managers, sustainable investors, as well as to leaders in philanthropy (one topic of note is the changes in corporate approaches to philanthropy).
The Institute for Ethical Leadership’s co-founder, James Abruzzo (managing partner, DHR International), notes: the best ethical leaders believe that corporate responsibility goes beyond the shareholders to embrace the common good. When social responsibility is part of the company culture, both the company and society benefit.
Governance & Accountability Institute & Rutgers Business School Announce a Partnership to Educate Corporate Professionals on Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability
(Tuesday – March 01, 2016)
Source: G&A Institute – Rutgers Business School’s Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) and Governance & Accountability Institute announced today a partnership to develop and offer a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Certificate Program with the purpose of providing a competitive advantage to CSR teams and corporate professionals expanding into this growing field.
For more information and to sign up for the course, telephone 973.353.1134 or visit: www.business.rutgers.edu/iel/