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Where are the ethics in business?

6th November 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The news is full of examples of businesses behaving badly. Construction giant Carillion built up huge debts, Cambridge Analytica hoovered up personal data without consent, and Facebook and Apple have dodged taxes. Reading about these scandals may well make you ask the question: Can a business ever be ethical? Does succeeding in business mean ‘survival of the fittest’ and making a profit at any cost?

This interactive workshop will explore what ethics can and does mean in a business environment. What is the relationship between ethics, integrity, trust, and business sustainability and competitiveness? Drawing on local, national and international examples of both best practice and very poor behaviour, this interactive workshop will explore these themes. There will be short interactive lectures, group discussions, mini-case studies and videos. The workshop will conclude with an analysis of the role and purpose of ethics in business, and how businesses can ‘do well by doing good’.

This event is for young people, schools and colleges and is invitation only. 


6th November 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


ESRC Festival of Social Science


Riddel Hall
185 Stranmillis Road
Belfast, Co Antrim BT9 5EE United Kingdom
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