Shared Ethical Values Part 2

Shared Ethical Values Part 2  - A Reader Asked for More!

At the request of a reader via a comment on Linked In (thanks for the suggestion Jan!) this post features more sources and more recent sources of information about shared ethical values on a global scale.

The Names Vary, But it’s All About Ethical Values

While the titles vary, including “corporate social responsibility” or “global business” they are addressing shared values and principles of responsible business in a global economy.

“The Manifesto was drafted by a working group of business leaders and experts in economic ethics, convened by the Global Ethic Foundation. On 6 October 2009, it was presented to the public in a symposium at UN
Headquarters in New York under the joint sponsorship of the UN Global Compact Office, the Swiss Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development.”

Global Economic Ethic – Consequences for Global Business, Global Ethics Foundation (2009)

“The United Nations Global Compact, also known as Compact or UNGC, is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rightslabour, the environment and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labour groups and civil society.”

The United Nations Global Compact (2004)   Wikipedia.com

Linda Fisher Thornton is CEO/Owner of Leading in Context, a leadership development firm providing leadership development materials in an ethical context.

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About Linda Fisher Thornton
Author of 7 Lenses, Speaker, Bringing Out the Best in People and Organizations Through Proactive Ethical Leadership, CEO Leading in Context, 2014 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Adj. Assist. Prof. of Ethics and Leadership, UR SPCS

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