An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Ethical Business Leadership in Troubling Times

Presenters: Joanne Ciulla and Tobey Scharding

Date: 12 March 2020

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Do the responsibilities of business change when there are social problems or problems with other institutions? Immigration, Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of populism and nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic have raised some ethical challenges for business leaders. Based on a book by the same name that includes chapters by top business ethics scholars in North America and Europe, this webinar will tackle several aspects of these questions as they relate to business and politics, the environmental responsibilities of business, the social and political impact of technology, immigration, the impact of social turmoil on organizational leadership, and broader questions of CSR (corporate social responsibility), leadership, and governance in times of social turmoil. Join the lively webinar by ILA Lifetime Leadership Legacy honoree Joanne B. Ciulla and her co-editor to hear insider information about this comprehensive new book in the Studies in Edward Elgar’s Transatlantic Business Ethics series.

Who would benefit from attending:

  • Practitioners who oversee corporate CSR programs & compliance officers
  • Social and political philosophers and ethicists
  • Academics who study CSR, business ethics, business & society, or business & government

Speaker Information

Joanne B. Ciulla is Professor of Leadership Ethics and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. A philosopher by training, she is a pioneer in the field of Leadership Ethics and has also published extensively in business ethics. Ciulla is recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards for her scholarship from the International Leadership Association, the Society for Business Ethics, and the Network of Leadership Scholars at the Academy of Management. She has served as president the International Society for Business, Economics, and Ethics and the Society for Business Ethics.

Tobey Scharding is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Rutgers Business School. Her research focuses on ethical decision-making, ethics of risk and uncertainty, finance ethics, and ethical issues concerning new technologies. Her articles have appeared in Business Ethics QuarterlyJournal of Business Ethics, and Business and Society Review, among other journals. Her book, This is Business Ethics, was published by Wiley in 2018.