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Lack of business ethics

We don’t believe in a future where we can’t trust our business leaders.

Today's business ethics challenge

Profit and ethical behaviour are no longer mutually exclusive in the corporate world – they must go hand-in-hand. Greater transparency and public scrutiny has meant that companies chasing short-term profits with no regard for their customers, the environment or the wider community are at greater risk of failure. Businesses must treat their employees, suppliers, communities and the environment appropriately and ethically.

This future shouldn't exist; we're changing it

  • The regulation of unreasonable
    business conduct

    Confidence in business leaders is at an all-time low, and radical measures are needed to ensure they remain ethical.

    Using his academic expertise and professional experience in public and corporate law and governance, Professor Bryan Horrigan, Dean of the Faculty of Law, has investigated the regulation of unreasonable business conduct and problematic franchising behaviours. As part of his involvement sitting on an Australian government panel to investigate these issues, changes to major pieces of national economic regulation were implemented by way of the Competition and Consumer Act, Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act, and Franchising Code of Conduct.

    Monash Lens is home to expert commentary and stories from our academics and researchers who are helping to change the world, just like Professor Horrigan.

  • Business ethics

    At Monash, research is helping stamp out corporate greed to ensure company leaders are building a safe and positive culture for their employees. Associate Professor Michelle Greenwood from Monash Business School applies critical and ethical methods to the areas of ethics and human resource management, stakeholder theory, corporate social responsibility, and corporate accountability.

    Monash Lens is home to expert commentary and stories from our academics and researchers who are helping to change the world, just like Associate Professor Greenwood.

  • A Different Lens: The death of corporate greed

    The successful businesses and corporations of today demonstrate sustainable business practices and social responsibility. They treat their employees, suppliers, communities and the environment appropriately. They're proving to the greedy and exploitative businesses that you can no longer pull the wool over the public’s eyes. Watch our episode of A Different Lens: The death of corporate greed to find out more.