Corporate Ethics, Governance and Sustainability

by John Taylor

Nowadays, stakeholders are looking for something more than a financially successful business. They want a business that is ethical, and sustainable. This course explores the key principles involved in ethics, sustainability, and governance and how your organisation can adopt them.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Establish an ethical corporate culture in your organisation
  • Enhance the sustainability of your organisation through a range of measures and reporting initiatives
  • Recognise the principles of governance and the importance of ethical compliance
  • Boost transparency within your organisation
  • Consider the systems and process necessary for encouraging ethical behaviour in your organisation

About the course

Nowadays, stakeholders are looking for something more than a financially successful business. They want a business that makes the right choices. A business that is ethical, and sustainable. So, how can you guide decision makers to make choices which do not harm and possibly benefit the organisation?

This course provides insight into the key principles, systems and processes that will enhance your organisationís ethical behaviour and promote sustainability. It will enable your organisation to make ethical and sustainable decisions that fully consider the consequences for your organisation as well as stakeholders and the wider environment.

Look inside



  • What sort of organisation are we?
    • Building an ethical corporate culture
    • The benefits of ethical values in business
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Key factors in building trust
    • Corporate social responsibility in action
    • Varying degrees of ethical behaviour
    • Bending the rules
  • Sustainability
    • The emergence of sustainability
    • The benefits of sustainability
    • Stakeholder theory and the triple bottom line
    • The triple bottom line
    • The Global Reporting Initiative
    • ESG standards
    • The UN six principles for responsible investment
    • Consumers and sustainability
    • Developing a sustainable business
    • Sustainability reporting
  • Governance
    • What is governance?
    • Compliance risk management
    • Compliance risk management and ethics
    • Transparency
    • Bribery and corruption
  • Systems and processes
    • The basis of ethical culture
    • Changing times and wrong assumptions
    • Communicating a more ethical culture
    • Management and employees
    • Ethical compliance and conflict
    • Supply chain oversight
    • Collaboration drives innovation
    • Conflict within the organisation
    • Conflict resolution


John Taylor

Specialises in dealing with problems faced by large family-owned companies. Freelance author and lecturer.

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