EthicsCentre CA

EthicsCentre CA

February 26, 2008 06:00 ET

EthicsCentre CA: Interview Advisory-Navigating an Ethical Landscape

New Canadian handbook provides practical blueprint for governance reform

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 26, 2008) -

Attention: Business, Finance and News Media

Recent corporate scandals have created a heightened media, stakeholder and public demand for corporate transparency and accountability. Although today's Canadian business leaders agree that an ethical culture is imperative to the ongoing evolution and sustainability of a corporation, many lack the tools needed for implementing a successful "ethics" strategy.

In their new book Ethics and Governance: Developing & Maintaining an Ethical Corporate Culture, Toronto authors Leonard J. Brooks and David Selley share insights on how corporations can develop a culture of integrity - the core of good corporate governance. They also provide step-by-step recommendations complete with checklists to easily adopt an ethical culture.

Leonard Brooks will be available for interviews during the week of February 18 to discuss his studies, including:

- How an ethical culture positively impacts a corporation's bottom line

- Why a culture of integrity is desirable

- How to create a governance and leadership framework

- How to motivate leaders and employees to join in an ethical practice

- What is CSR and how does it relate to ethical performance

- Where to get the latest updates on ethics reporting and corporate practices

Len Brooks is Professor of Business Ethics & Accounting and Executive Director of the Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics & Board Effectiveness at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is also a Faculty Associate of the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics.

David Selley graduated from Oxford University in 1962 and joined Clarkson Gordon (now Ernst & Young), Chartered Accountants, in Toronto, where he remained until retirement in 1998. David's specialty was auditing accounting standards and methodologies.

Contact Information

  • For further information or to arrange an interview with
    Leonard J. Brooks, please contact: Denise Attallah
    (416) 542-2636