Corporate Governance, Ethics and CSR by John Taylor, Justine Simpson

By John Taylor, Justine Simpson


There has been a rise in shareholder activism lately that has affected businesses like Walmart, Goldman-Sachs and Citigroup. Shareholders are taking cost, expressing their discontent with extravagant pay programs while such excessive profile businesses were ripe with scandals and had negative inventory functionality. they are wondering the company governance of the firms they are invested in, and they're now not afraid to workout their power.

Corporate Governance, Ethics and CSR seems on the organization's function in society, its duties and responsibilities to its stakeholders (including its staff) and the moral underpinning which should be in position for any kind of sincere reporting. This ebook appears to be like not just on the association as a reporting entity complying with a suite of principles but additionally as a functioning a part of the enterprise setting. The authors clarify that developing and conserving a moral tradition wishes a scientific technique that starts off on the top.

Offering a wealth of genuine existence examples and case experiences, Simpson and Taylor reveal the realities of balancing socially liable company with smooth company perform. They set forth the rules had to keep away from shareholder revolts, adversarial exposure and a bad company image.

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By John Taylor, Justine Simpson


There has been a rise in shareholder activism lately that has affected businesses like Walmart, Goldman-Sachs and Citigroup. Shareholders are taking cost, expressing their discontent with extravagant pay programs while such excessive profile businesses were ripe with scandals and had negative inventory functionality. they are wondering the company governance of the firms they are invested in, and they're now not afraid to workout their power.

Corporate Governance, Ethics and CSR seems on the organization's function in society, its duties and responsibilities to its stakeholders (including its staff) and the moral underpinning which should be in position for any kind of sincere reporting. This ebook appears to be like not just on the association as a reporting entity complying with a suite of principles but additionally as a functioning a part of the enterprise setting. The authors clarify that developing and conserving a moral tradition wishes a scientific technique that starts off on the top.

Offering a wealth of genuine existence examples and case experiences, Simpson and Taylor reveal the realities of balancing socially liable company with smooth company perform. They set forth the rules had to keep away from shareholder revolts, adversarial exposure and a bad company image.

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140, col. org 35 36 02 Corporate culture Learning objectives This chapter will enable you to: ●● understand the elements of corporate culture and the role of management; ●● understand the impact of organizational culture on behaviour; ●● understand the role played by ethics in the workplace; ●● evaluate the effect of corrupt behaviour by organizations; ●● understand the role of policies and procedures in implementing ethical behaviour. Introduction We saw in Chapter 1 that companies have grown in size and influence to the extent that they have, effectively, passed out of direct control of their owners.

Adopt aggressive accounting practices that may, in extreme cases, amount to fraudulent manipulation of the figures. The classic cases in recent years of this are those of Enron and WorldCom (Jeter, 2003) in the USA, where managers actively colluded in misleading investors in order to maintain an otherwise unsustainable share price, enriching themselves in the process. The Need for Trust As we will see in later chapters it can be argued that workplace malfeas­ ance, involving employees at all levels in the organization, starts from this divorcing of ownership from control and the consequent need for strong corporate governance.

2m in tax. It paid no tax at all in any of the countries where several of its manufacturing units were sited. ●● Authorities in China recently closed down four suppliers to Megatron for using under-age or illegal labour. ●● One of the Megatron subsidiaries has been the subject of violent protests in India from farmers. They were accused of diverting local watercourses to a newly constructed bottle-washing plant. Local management denied the accusation and claimed that the reason the crops all died was bad farming practice, not loss of water.

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