What’s the best length of tenure for a CEO How many genders should your company recognise What should businesses contribute to society How can capitalism be a force for good How diverse should leadership teams be Should you employ ex-offenders Is legal tax avoidance by companies acceptable Are there countries you shouldn’t trade with How will AI redefine the workplace Should there be limits on executive pay Should boards have workers on them How should men behave at work
solving today’s ethical
puzzles for businesses
What’s the best length of tenure for a CEO How many genders should your company recognise What should businesses contribute to society How can capitalism be a force for good How diverse should leadership teams be Should you employ ex-offenders Is legal tax avoidance by companies acceptable Are there countries you shouldn’t trade with How will AI redefine the workplace Should there be limits on executive pay Should boards have workers on them How should men behave at work

Why?

Artificial Intelligence, climate change, the exploitation of user data, data breaches, multiple gender identities … these are some of the key questions facing businesses today. Such questions are fundamentally ethical, but many businesses lack the philosophical tools for dealing with them.

Robert Rowland Smith is both an Oxford philosopher and a management consultant. He uses his unique combination of skills to help businesses grapple with the big issues.

How?

Robert works with executives across several functions:

About

Robert Rowland Smith is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of several books on philosophy, including the bestseller, Breakfast with Socrates, as well as a book on business strategy called The Reality Test. He wrote the popular ‘To Be or Not to Be’ column in the Sunday Times Magazine, which examined moral dilemmas. Since the late 1990s Robert has been advising senior executives from industries as diverse as fashion, banking, construction, and government.

Read Robert's brief introduction to ethics here.

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