Ethics deliver a competitive edge
Good corporate behaviour matters, so why are so many codes of ethics treated as bottom-drawer material?
Researcher accuses NZX CEOs of being 'frequently dismissive' of ethics code
Chief executives of many major companies are accused of being
"ethically adrift" by a researcher who is disappointed by their
presumed lack of
Auckland Investitures May 26 2022
The Ethics Conversation releases it's first report:
CEO’s the ‘absent champions’ from company codes of ethics.
A study of the codes of ethics (or conduct) of the NZX 50 listed companies reveals that 70% of CEO’s do not formally personally champion their company’s code as part of the code itself, a missing step to achieve better outcomes from such codes according to researcher and director of The Ethics Conversation, Jane Arnott.
The Ethical Dimension
In a world tied to change, a call to action decisions based on values, and to reflect on the ethical dimensions of our decisions, rings truer than ever before. While struggle belongs to no single activist, local change-maker Jane Arnott’s pursuits deserve both recognition and celebration...
Just 32pc of NZX50 companies hit high standard with code of ethics
Only one in three of New Zealand's top 50 sharemarket listed companies meet an international best practice standard for their code of ethics and 14 scored just one point out of 10...

Most companies 'not doing enough' to support code of ethics
A consulting group has given most of the country's major listed companies a fail grade when it comes to way they support their code of ethics. The report prepared by advisory and consulting group The Ethics Conversation indicates the main reason for the poor outcome was a lack of leadership from the top, with 70 percent of chief executives seen as not doing enough to champion their culture and ethics...

CEOs need to lead on codes of ethics
OPINION: The difference between a good and a great company is a strong code of ethics, so too with CEOs.
Queen's Birthday honours 2021: Advocate for Pacific people and conservation recognised
Taupō woman Jane Arnott says becoming a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit vindicates the times where she has challenged the status quo "and I haven't gone away". She says the Queen's Birthday honour for services to Pacific communities and conservation advocacy comes from her foundation belief of always putting integrity first...
It's all about ethics for Queen's Birthday honour recipient Jane Arnott
Taupō resident Jane Arnott believes her Queen’s Birthday honour for services to Pacific communities and in conservation advocacy can be boiled down to promoting ethics. “I was surprised they selected conservation and my Pacific Island work because to me the theme has been a level of pushing for better governance and standing up for my values.”
Queen's Birthday Honours: Bay of Plenty locals among honours list
For 18 people across the Bay of Plenty this Queen's Birthday holiday is a one-of-a-kind celebration. Today they are recognised by the Queen for their service to the community and for achievements in their fields.
NZ companies need to up their ethics game
Seldom does the absence or presence of codes of conduct attract so much attention as when they are highlighted for being grossly inadequate. Dame Margaret Bazley's criticism of the Wellington Rugby Union and her specific recommendation that a new code of conduct should clearly cover off-field behaviour such as drunkenness, violence and inappropriate sexual behaviour fell into this category...
Superficial regard for Codes will come back to bite
Codes must be leveraged and applied for any benefit to be gained. This applies both to Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct – but it is the former that aligns best with today’s purpose-driven employees...
Protecting whistle blowers: a new legislative chapter
The new Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistle-blowers) Act is imminent. Whistle-blowers can take heart that new protections and disclosures around the whistleblowing process are designed with their well-being in mind...