Bulletins réflexifs

The world in 2020: Compliance is not going to be enough

  In my role as a travelling ethicist for the past 25 years, I’ve gained perspective on many aspects of society around the world. I’ve seen both the positive and negative effects of economic liberalism and, in the past 20 years, the negative effects of subscribing to neoliberalism at all...

#ethics2020

Ethics is the key to solving social issues. At a time when the security of the planet is at stake, when the balance between the powers of nations is shifting, when governments are challenged by movements of mistrust around the world, when young people are questioning their future, many continue...

Courage: a quality of the heart

When it comes to corporate management and boards of directors, we talk little of courage except to cite the vague concept of managerial courage, which, at best, really only means that you will make the choices you have to make to do your job as expected. If a word is...

Ethics & AI: what exactly do we want?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been one of the most debated topics of the last few months, and with good reason. To some, AI is the answer to all our problems, whereas, for others, it is a threat to our very existence as humans. Its development raises fundamental questions that are...

future of work

Strategic ethics: preparing for the future

While many are wondering whether we should revise the past by taking down statues, is anyone thinking of the future? Who is truly thinking of the distant future? And, in this distant future, what will your business’s ethics look like? Throughout the fall, my Reflections on Ethics will offer a...

The unethical tax: the cost of doing business unethically

An example is not necessarily an example to be followed. - Albert Camus Volkswagen has been ordered to pay 18 billion dollars in fines, in the United States alone, because of its emissions-cheating diesel engines. Without going into a comprehensive analysis of the case, it is evident that this will...

Design-DECODE

Design Decode is a way of bringing together different voices to understand the "way" and the "what if" of design. Each issue tells a story. We approach every interview with the intention to explore, to experiment and to curate new possibilities. Read Design Truth by René Villemure  here