Enduring Values for Volatile Times: Ethics and Society

20 March 2018

On Tuesday 20 March 2018, almost 200 UQ alumni and community members joined us at Customs House in Brisbane for the first in a three-part seminar series where our expert panel discussed the role of ethics in modern society, business and organisational culture.

Our expert panel featured:

  • Mark HutchinsonUQ alumnus and BEL Faculty Executive-In-Residence, and former CEO and President, GE Europe
  • Dr David W. Miller, Director, Faith & Work Initiative, and Professional Specialist in Ethics, Princeton University
  • Professor Julie Cogin, Dean and Head of School, UQ Business School.

During this discussion, our speakers shared their personal stories of ethical leadership and decision-making dilemmas, and debated questions such as:

  • What business ethics means in these volatile times and why it is important?
  • Is it part of law and regulations, organisational culture, a norm of group and individual behaviour or religion? 
  • What are the large companies doing to build business ethics? 
  • How do they navigate when something goes wrong? 
  • How do we embed ethics in an organisation’s culture and why is shared responsibility important?

Read more about how we are preparing our students for ethical leadership.

Watch the full event recording.

View the event photo galleries.