A new podcast series with valuable insights on business sustainability, social responsibility and ethical decision making.

A new podcast series with valuable insights on business sustainability, social responsibility and ethical decision making.

Hosted by Dr Simon Longstaff from The Ethics Centre, this is a podcast for emerging and established leaders interested in how the business world is changing. 

Until recently, being a successful business person was synonymous with maximising profits. Today, the measures for success are more difficult to define, with environmental and social responsibility, long term sustainability, and ethics added to the mix.  

Hear insights from influential business leaders on how they approach sustainability and ethics in their work and how they see the future shaping up. Renowned Australian business leader David Gonski shares his thoughts on corporate (and personal) responsibility. Environmental economist Pavan Sukhdev speaks on valuing human capital and the markets of the future. Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE, a passionate and practical campaigner who has gained an international reputation for ‘connecting the unconnected’, provides advice on social responsibility.  

Georg Kell, business leader in sustainability and founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, shares his thoughts on climate as well as the spread of misinformation. Holly Kramer, the Deputy Chair of Australia Post and a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Woolworths and Abacus Property Group, speaks about the importance of diversity in hiring. And John Elkington, world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, discusses the future of business sustainability, ethics and his optimism for the future. 

“I think we are humans and as managers we must never forget that we’re humans. And we have obligations to our society as humans which we bring to every part of the world in which we work.” – David Gonski

“Companies are not merely machines to make money for shareholders, they should have purpose. In fact, they should begin with purpose and then define their path to profitability. And these ideas would have been crazy 10, 15, 20 years ago, but they’re not anymore.” – Pavan Sukhdev

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John Elkington on business sustainability and ethics

John Elkington is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development. Elkington sat down to chat about the future of business sustainability.

Holly Kramer on diversity in hiring

Holly Kramer, Deputy Chair of Australia Post & Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Woolworths, discusses diversity in hiring and responsible management.

Dame Julia Cleverdon on social responsibility

Passionate and practical campaigner who gained an international reputation for ‘connecting the unconnected’, Dame Julia Cleverdon discusses the future of business sustainability and social responsibility.

Georg Kell on climate and misinformation

Founder of the United Nations Global Compact, Georg Kell discusses sustainable development goals and how businesses can take the opportunity to learn before crises occur.

Pavan Sukhdev on markets of the future

Environmental economist, Pavan Sukhdev sits down to discuss business sustainability, valuing human capital and the markets of the future.

David Gonski on corporate responsibility

Renowned Australian businessman, David Gonski, discusses the future of business sustainability, climate and corporate responsibility. 

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WITH THANKS

This series has been made possible with the support of the Australian Graduate School of Management, in the School of Business, at the University of New South Wales.

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A production of The Ethics Centre. Produced by Kara Jensen-Mackinnon. Music by Podington Bear. Hosted by Dr Simon Longstaff.