Our ethics program promotes ethical leadership, business and professional ethics.
Professional ethics refers to the body of rules and laws that govern moral decision making by the members of various professions and occupations. These ethical codes vary from one profession to another and are ultimately designed to advance the common good.
At CSAAE, we believe that if professionals abide by their ethical codes, we shall have a better society. For example if all accountants abide by their ethical codes, it would be harder for leaders to steal money. If doctors abide by medical ethics, we shall surely have a healthier society.
To this end, the Centre provides resources and organizes capacity building trainings for members of various professions to enable them to abide by their ethical codes.
Business ethics refers to the moral principles that guide exchange of goods and services. At CSAAE, we believe that business transanctions must not only be fair to the parties but must also advance the common good. For example, if a company is polluting the environment, we cannot have a healthy society. If a trader is marking up prices of goods unnecessarily, we cannot have fair trade. If employers of labor are not paying workers well, we cannot have a prosperous society for all.
To this end, CSAAE provides resources and organizes capacity building trainings for members of various professions to enable them conduct business in ways that advance the common good.
Ethical leadership means acting ethically and setting the standard for others to do so. Ethical leaders lead by example and stay committed to the common good.
At CSAAE, we believe that if leaders lead ethically, we shall have a better society. To this end, CSAAE provides ethical leadership trainings for leaders through its Effective Leaders Program.
CSAAE’s Effective Leaders Program focuses on leaders with wider influence in the society including political, religious, judicial, business, educational and media leaders.
It is one thing to teach professionals, leaders and business codes of ethic, it is another thing to comply with the codes. To enable professionals, employees and organizations to comply with professional, national and state ethics codes, CSAAE’s Ethics Compass has been launched to help organizations put in place mechanisms that help employees and professionals comply with ethics codes.