Ethics by Design initiative draws on key insights from our evolving Future Firm Framework and Ethical Systems framework, which encompass a multi-dimensional map of key issues we think firms will face in the future, organised by three different perspectives (the firm, employees and society). With this multi-dimensional framework, we aim to stimulate a debate among accounting professionals about the organisational dimensions (e.g. governance, structures, culture, technology) and respective sub-dimensions that need to change in order to survive and thrive in the future.
Our approach focuses not simply on leadership at the top but the key formal and informal elements that form the ethos and culture of the firm at all levels. We aim to bring different perspectives through emphasising these interdependencies and complexity of factors that manifest in forming the ‘culture’ of an organisation.
A short summary of our ‘Ethics by Design’ conference, in collaboration with Jonathan Haidt from Ethical Systems