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12-Mar-2008 Companion Website for Ethics & Governance: Developing & Maintaining An Ethical Corporate Culture, 3e This companion website is intended to assist readers in accessing websites used in Ethics & Governance, and in presenting additional, up-to-date helpful websites and references.
06-Mar-2008 Ethics & Governance: Developing & Maintaining an Ethical Corporate Culture, 3e NEWS RELEASE - NEW BOOK - JUST RELEASED ON MARCH 6, 2008

By Leonard J. Brooks and David SelleyPublished by the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy, Toronto

Designed to provide practical guidance for directors, executives and managers about the core of governance reform developing a culture of integrity this book begins by developing the business case for integrating ethics into a corporation's governance and operations. It follows with sections on developing and maintaining that culture; on topics of special interest followed by appendices on corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and on governance frameworks; and concludes with key helpful readings. Checklists are provided that will facilitate the diagnosis of flaws in a corporation's current culture. A companion website is available to provide useful web links, current readings and commentary on developing problems.
01-Nov-2006 Ethics Still Un-Addressed in Pandemic Preparedness: Possible Planning Guidelines This version of Dr. Kirsty Duncan's article, originally published in the Fall 2006 edition of Management Ethics includes two additonal figures: an ethical framework and a Pandemic Planning Guideline. In the Spring 2006 edition of Management Ethics set past flu pandemics in historical context and discussed the anticipated "bird flu" threat along with emerging legal and ethical questions that employers - and employees - will likely face. Dr. Duncan explores these ethical dilemmas in this edition of Management Ethics as she explains the critical need for employers to develop effective preparedness plans as soon as possible.
01-May-2004 Submission Re: Proposed Policy on Effective Corporate Governance and Instrument on Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices In response to the Ontario Securities Commissions effort to improve corporate governance (Proposed Multilateral Policy 58-201 and Proposed Multilateral Instrument 58-101) the EthicsCentre recommended that the Proposed Instrument required every issuer to have a Code of Conduct.
01-Apr-2001 Submission to the Canadian Democracy & Corporate Accountability Commission The Centre's submission focused on the key discussion area "making social responsibility and stakeholder considerations part of business by outlining various actions being undertaken that should be considered as ways to accelerate the pace of making social responsibility and stakeholder considerations an integral part of business.
01-Jan-2000 Response to Exposure Draft of Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (GRI) The Guidelines produced in 1999 were the first major product of the Global Reporting Initiative. In its comments the Centre supported the Guidelines attempt to establish consistent, worldwide reporting standards for sustainability and recommended a harmonized approach with other, potentially competing standards.
22-Sep-1999 Response to CICA Exposure Draft, 'Guidance for Directors - Dealing With Risk in the Boardroom' Advocating its position that the ethical values are very important for an organization's short, medium and long term success, the Centre recommended that ethical values be given more emphasis in the exposure draft.
01-Jun-1998 Policy Response to the Request for Comments Re: Amendments to the Canadian Business Corporations Act Originally made in response to the Discussion Paper on Directors' Liability released in November 1995, the Centre's submission dealt specifically with issues relating to directors' fiduciary duties. It was recommended that directors and officers may (but are not required to) consider in their decision-making process, the interests of non-shareholder stakeholders.

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