Education for Justice (E4J) Integrity and Ethics Module

Education for Justice (E4J) Integrity and Ethics Module

Education for Justice (E4J) Integrity and Ethics Module 11: Business Integrity & Ethics Agenda Class overview (10 minutes) Applying ethics in business and the business case for ethics (40

mins) Discourse on managing business ethics (20 mins) Introducing codes of conduct and codes of ethics (30 mins) Class exercises (70 mins)

Wrap up (10 mins) Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this module students should be able to: Explain why integrity and ethics are important for both corporations and individuals in the world of business

Present the business case for the importance of integrity and ethics in business (both in terms of driving long-term value creation and protecting value) Describe the key components required to design, implement, and support a successful integrity and ethics programme in any business Suggest ethical management approaches for businesses of various

characteristics in terms of size, legal status, or level of complexity What is Business ethics ? Business ethics : the study of business situations, activities, and decisions where issues of right and wrong are addressed (Crane& Matten, 2009) Business ethics is also known as corporate ethics. It is a form of applied ethics or professional ethics that examines ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in a business environment (Wikipedia, 2017). Morality is concerned with the norms, values and beliefs embedded in social processes which define right and wrong for an individual or a community.

Fostering culture of integrity Part and parcel of organizational ethics is fostering a culture of integrity through: Motivating employees individually to act ethically; Promoting integrity and codes of ethics through modeling, mentoring and other activities; Ensuring that performance management and reward systems do not contradict or undermine core values of a business; Demonstrating to employees that the

business is willing to "walk the talk; Applying ethics in business and the business case for ethics Ethical principles for business Solidarity Efficiency Rationality Fairness Refraining from willingly harming others Role-responsibility

Applying ethics in business and the business case for ethics (exercises) Exercise 1: Mapping business contributions to the SDGs Exercise 2: Convince your supervisor that ethics pays (role play) Discourse on managing business ethics Establishing a business ethics management system: An effective business

integrity and ethics programme include: Internal measures External measures Collective measures Introducing codes of conduct and codes of ethics Purpose of a Business Code? Selection of the topics in a Code Succesfull Code

implementation Limitations Global Codes? of Class exercises Exercise 3: Analysis of Codes (case study) Exercise 4: How to communicate codes? Core reading

MacDonald, Chris and Alexei Marcoux (n.d.). Concise Encyclopedia on Business Ethics. Journal Review Foundation. Available from https://conciseencyclopedia.org/ Elegido, J.M. (1996). Fundamentals of Business Ethics: A Developing World Perspective. Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books Limited. Available from http://www.lbs.edu.ng/sites/faculty_research/elegido_juan_publication s Paine, Lynne S (1994). Managing for organizational integrity. Harvard Business Review (March-April), pp. 106-117. Available from https://hbr.org/1994/03/managing-for-organizational-integrity

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