THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

LEADING THE WAY TO AN ETHICAL FUTURE

At The Ethics Centre we are constantly developing new thinking into, and solutions for, the ethical challenges that lie ahead across areas of importance to society. Leveraging over 30 years of experience, The Ethics Centre carries out research into the most prominent ethical tensions we face – from business, through to new technological design and automation. Our reports and publications are a free resource to all, offering the tools and understanding to create meaningful change. 

 

 


TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

Ethical by Design: Principles for Good Technology

In a climate where misuse of data and ethical failures are increasingly common, this report offers a practical antidote to the common pitfalls in technological design. We break down some of the biggest challenges and give a new way of thinking for creating purpose-based design.

Learn the seven guiding principles designers need to consider when building new technology. Whether editing a genome, building a driverless car or writing a social media algorithm, this report offers the knowledge and tools to do so ethically.

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CORPORATE TRUST

Trust, Legitimacy & the Ethical Foundations of the Market Economy

We are facing a large scale disintegration of trust in our institutions. In this report, we outline why legitimacy is now more important than trust to the success of Australian companies.

Get insights on the current issues of trust and loss of limited liability, and a framework to positively participate in the current market economy. Learn how four fundamental values and principles can help businesses minimise risk of corporate failure and potential for unlimited liability.

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WORKPLACE ETHICS

Ethics at Work: 2018 Survey of Employees

Learn what ethical dilemmas are most commonly faced by employees, whether they have witnessed misconduct, reported it, and if not, why not. Discover the different views of three generations of workers, and uncover how they experience ethical behaviour at work.

The national survey, delivered by IBE in partnership with The Ethics Centre, surveyed a cross section of Australian’s in the workforce to develop the first comprehensive look at the lived ethics in workplaces across the country.

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CORPORATE CULTURE

Managing Culture – A Good Practice Guide

This guide – a collaboration of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia, The Ethics Centre, Chartered Accountants ANZ and the Governance Institute of Australia – explores the foundational elements of a sound risk culture.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, it draws out best practice and informs pathways to creating positive cultural change. Explore good governance principles and learn the ways in which established systems of work can influence conduct and culture.

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