Responsible investing is a key to unlocking the power of business for positive change. But what exactly is RI, and how do you go about doing it?
March 2016 marked the opening of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, which has a mandate of becoming a leading voice on ethical perspectives in business. If its first few months of life are any indication, the Centre is well on its way.
While the business school case competition is a time-honoured tradition, a newer breed of student competition is on the rise – the business ethics case competition. This fall, UBC Sauder students will be getting into the action. The Executive Director of The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, Christie Stephenson, called the advent of business ethics case competitions “yet another sign that business students around the global care increasingly about the ethical and social impacts of business.”
More and more, companies and their boards of directors are acknowledging that ethical issues are core to corporate governance. So perhaps not surprisingly, ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability were on the agenda of the Governance Professionals of Canada annual conference in Whistler this August.
There continues to be increasing interest in responsible investing in Canada and around the world, and millennials, in particular, are expressing a desire to consider environmental and social factors in their investment strategies. As interest grows, so do the number of events addressing this issue locally and across the country.
The Sauder community shares their thoughts on the importance of ethics in business.