Western Cape Alumni Chapter: Business Networking and AGM – When no-one is looking

  Western Cape AGM        25 Oct 2018       Durbanville

Being ethical is easy when everything goes well and there are no pressures, but in the highly competitive environment today, it is not simple and easy anymore. The recent Steinhoff scandal highlighted how even highly trusted and apparently ethical organisations and CEOs can succumb to the lure of unethical behaviour, with devastating consequences.

Join us for the Western Cape Business Networking and AGM on Thursday, 25 October 2018 where USB’s Prof Arnold Smit and Prof Mias de Klerk will discuss, ‘When no-one is looking: Business ethical compass and practices’.

This talk explore how to make the best use of one’s moral compass to remain ethical in business and build one’s success on an ethical reputation, notwithstanding significant business challenges and many seductions to engage in ethically questionable acts.

DATE: Thursday, 25 October 2018
TIME: 17:30 for 18:00 – 21:00
VENUE: Ruslamere Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, Durbanville | Map
ENQUIRIES: Lizelle Kannemeyer | [email protected]


Prof Arnold Smit

He is the Head of Social Impact and Associate Professor of Business in Society at USB. His teaching, research and facilitation focus on the contextualisation and integration of ethics, responsibility and sustainability in management education and organisational practice. He furthermore facilitates executive development programmes in the areas of values-driven leadership, director development, non-profit leadership, and corporate sustainability and responsibility. He is furthermore a board member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, a trustee of SEED Educational Trust and the immediate past president of the Business Ethics Network of Africa.

Stellenbosch Business School Professor

Prof Mias de Klerk

He is professor in Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at USB, which he joined four years ago. He has 30 years of industry experience and occupied several senior management positions, and also worked as an in-house consultant. Before joining USB, Mias was the Chief Ethics Officer of the Sasol Group. His research and consulting interests include personal meaning and transformation, and behavioural ethics.

Tags  Alumni event, Western Cape, AGM, Business, Ethics


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