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Institute for Enterprise Ethics | Elevate Ethics

Ethical Leadership in American Business — A Dialogue

Held May 14, 2014, the first Elevate Ethics was met with exceptional reviews. An "exhilarating discussion" an “engaged audience” and  “just right leaders on the panel” a “revealing conversation," were repeated again and again by attendees and participants alike.
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Finance has to be trusted

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England | Enterprise Ethics

Mr. Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, made this statement in a speech before the Inclusive Capitalism Conference in London on May 27, 2014 . Yet, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer (Edelman), the Financial Services Industry is the least trusted of the 15 industry sectors surveyed, with only 50 percent of the “informed public” indicating a positive level of trust.

For more opinion on this conundrum click here.

Tim Cook, the apple of my eye

Enterprise Ethics | Time Cook

Did he really say that?  Did the CEO of one of the largest, most profitable and most valuable corporations on the planet really tell shareholders: “We do things because they’re right and just…. If you want me to make decisions that have a clear ROI, then you should get out of the stock, just to be plain and simple.”? 

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Confidence, Purpose and Leadership

Deliotte | Enterprise Ethics“Our research indicates that focusing on purpose rather than profits builds business confidence and drives investment. This is a critical finding—and underscores the significant impact a ‘culture of purpose’ can play in fostering a thriving business community.”

Punit Renjen
Chairman of the Board, Deloitte.

Deloitte’s third annual core Beliefs and Culture study demonstrated the powerful relationship between a strong sense of purpose for a company and confidence in that company’s performance. However, the study also demonstrated that this relationship is powerful only to the extent that the company’s leaders live that sense of purpose.

Read the report click here.

Leadership, Morality and Accountability

Enterprise Ethics

Two different perspectives on accountability arrived on my screen recently, from two good friends, great colleagues and very keen thinkers. One perspective used accountability as a prime dimension of leadership, arguing becoming an effective leader requires accepting accountability for results well beyond one’s own level of comfort.

The other perspective dealt with the proposition that corporations could be held morally accountable not because they have a soul, but because they have a culture and that culture should drive ethical behavior. It seems to me these two perspectives are very complementary.

Click here and see what you think.
GM and the High Price of Cultural Neglect

Enterprise Ethics | GM ScandalWhy did the problem of a faulty ignition switch languish in some small backwater of the GM bureaucracy for more than a decade?

Well, there appear to be several reasons the company decided to produce and sell a product to that the decision makers knew was defective, did not meet the company’s own specifications and would not consistently operate the way it was supposed to.

To read more click here.

Strategic Partners

NetImpact's mission is tNetImpact | University of Denvero cultivate a community of Daniel's College of Business students and professionals dedicated to using business as a platform for creating positive social, environmental, and financial impact.

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National Association of Corporate Directors | Colorado Chapter

The vision of the National Association of Corporate Directors is to develop the best educated directors with a focus on skills, ethics and leadership.  Their mission is to provide real learning and quality networking for directors and board engaged “C” suite officers and to be the voice for the director.


About the Institute

The Institute for Enterprise Ethics was established at the Daniel's College of Business as the vehicle to extend the College’s expertise and resources in business ethics to the practitioner community of executives, officers and directors of commercial and social enterprises in the region.

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