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Good Show? FTSE 100 companies and their codes of ethics



Good show? FTSE 100 companies and their codes of ethics

Professor Chris Cowton, Institute of Business Ethics

About the Seminar

Codes of ethics have become common among large companies and other organisations, but some doubt has been cast on their effectiveness. Not all codes are the same, though. Drawing on recent research into the codes of FTSE 100 firms, this session will discuss good practice in drawing up a code of ethics and make practical suggestions about enhancing their effectiveness. 

About the Speaker 

Chris is Associate Director (Research) at the Institute of Business Ethics, an educational charity that champions the highest standards of behaviour in business. He joined the IBE in 2019 after a long academic career and currently leads on its research, advisory services, training and links with higher education. 

Chris is currently also Emeritus Professor at the University of Huddersfield, Visiting Professor at Leeds University’s Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre and Visiting Professor at University of the Basque Country, Bilbao (Spain). He was previously Professor of Accounting (1996-2016), Professor of Financial Ethics (2016-2019) and Dean of the Business School (2008-2016) at Huddersfield, having joined after ten years lecturing at the University of Oxford. 

He is internationally recognised for his contributions to business ethics, especially his pioneering work on financial ethics.  In 2013 he was awarded the University of Huddersfield’s first DLitt (Doctor of Letters, a higher doctorate) in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of knowledge in business and financial ethics. He was a member of the Ethics Standards Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales from 2009 to 2018. 

Chris is the author of more than 70 journal papers, has edited three books and has written many book chapters. He was Editor of the journal Business Ethics: A European Review for a decade (2004-2013). He continues to be academically active. 


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