Do business leaders need a moral compass?
We support the Sustainable Development Goals
We’re all familiar with corporate scandals, where organisations have been caught acting unethically.
Recently, we have a situation where energy companies are making record profits while their own workers and wider society struggle with the cost of living, including soaring energy prices.
We look into how business can be a force for good, and why it’s so important for business leaders to be ethical, particularly when some political leaders are not.
If you're a researcher looking to publish a paper in this area, you can search our full list of journals by subject area or please get in touch with us.
This mission supports our Responsible management goal
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Introduction to this mission
Listen to our Responsible Management Goal Adviser, Richard Oloruntoba, as he discusses the background to this latest mission.
What do leaders need in terms of ethics & morals?
We've chosen articles and opinion pieces that discuss what we need from our leaders. We also look at the limits of corporate morality, and why ethical leadership in politics is more important than ever.
Why does ethical leadership matter?
We look at why we need more ethical leadership in business, the benefits to business and the issue of modern slavery.
High-profile scandals – what lessons have we learned?
Here we’ve chosen some articles, book chapters, and books that discuss high profile ethical scandals in business and the lessons that can be learned from them.
Invisible in the boardroom
This mission focuses on diversity among business leaders and how businesses can ensure that all voices are heard, including Indigenous peoples, and people of all genders, ages and ethnicities.
Responsible management gateway
This gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. All research published within the gateway is freely available to read, download and share.
Chat to us about your work
We love hearing from researchers and practitioners about their work.
If you would like to submit an article, you will find a 'Submit your paper' button on each journal homepage. You can search for journals by subject area on our Find a journal page.
If you would like to contribute to this page, or to a forthcoming page looking at trust in business, please let us know by filling in this form and we’ll get right back to you.