The challenges facing the globe, our societies and our economies, combined with changes in thinking expressed, for instance, in the King IV Report, suggest that the practice of ethics management will become increasingly prominent
In South Africa, ethics takes centre stage in leading practice documents in both the private and public sectors, including the King IV Report on Governance (2016) and the Public Service Integrity Management Framework ("the PSIMF").
According to the King Report, for instance, corporate governance is the exercise of ethical and effective leadership, and one of its primary outcomes is an ethical organisational culture. But achieving such laudable outcomes is easier said than done, and those having started this venture attest to challenges in motivating and implementing ethics programmes in organisations.
This publication is an anthology of essays from practitioners and academics in the field of Business Ethics, all within South Africa. It is the culmination of four "Ethics Forums" hosted by the Business Ethics Network of Africa and KPMG. The forums were held in 2015 and 2016, in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Port Elizabeth.
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