Ethics & Compliance Management in Firms: How to make it effective

Ethics & Compliance Management in Firms: How to make it effective by Qinqin Zheng and Tom Gamble. Explore the adopt-implement choice in ethics & compliance management and transfer best practice to your company in order to implement a solid and effective ethics and compliance management system.

Ethics & Compliance Management in Firms: How to make it effective. A CoBS Research Pod.

Following several large-scale corporate scandals and incidents of company misconduct in recent years, Ethics & Compliance Management has gained importance, encouraged by governments, international guidelines, stakeholders and also professional organisations.

But like other activities under the CSR umbrella, Ethics & Compliance Management is largely undertaken on a voluntary basis. This leads firms to either adopt Ethics & Compliance Management or both adopt and implement it.  

So what pushes a company to simply adopt and what are the pros and cons in this approach? On the other hand, why do firms decide to implement ECM and how can they make it truly effective?

Ethics & Compliance Management in Firms: Making it effective  

Professor Qinqin Zheng, leading international researcher in the field of CSR and business ethics at School of Management Fudan University, shares her research carried out with Profs. Ajai Gaur, Rutgers Business School, and Koustab Ghosh, Indian Institute of Management. A focus on building a solid, effective and doable approach to ethics and compliance management in your firm.

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Ethics & Compliance Management in Firms: How to make it effective: The latest in an ongoing series of Council on Business & Society Research Pods. Condensed learning capsules inspired from internationally published research. Fields covered include CSR, management & leadership, HR, sustainable finance & reporting, social enterprise, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and sustainable business practices.

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Ethics & Compliance Management in Firms: How to make it effective. Qinqin Zheng. Explore the adopt-implement choice in ethics & compliance management and transfer best practice to your company in order to implement a solid and effective ethics and compliance management system.

Ethics & Compliance Management in Firms: How to make it effective. Download the CoBS Research Pod  

Qinqin Zheng. Explore the adopt-implement choice in ethics & compliance management and transfer best practice to your company in order to implement a solid and effective ethics and compliance management system.

Learning objective: Explore the adopt-implement choice in ethics & compliance management. Transfer best practice to your company in order to implement a solid and effective ethics and compliance management system.

Related research: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Asian firms: a strategic choice perspective of ethics and compliance management, Ajai Gaur, Koustab Ghosh and Qinqin Zheng. Journal of Asia Business Studies.

Qinqin Zheng. Explore the adopt-implement choice in ethics & compliance management and transfer best practice to your company in order to implement a solid and effective ethics and compliance management system.
Professor Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan

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