Multi-sector expertise: combining learning and opportunities from the business world, the non-profit sector, the public sector, and academia
Modern ethics: focusing on the rapidly changing real world questions our clients face directly and see in the news
Emphasis on long-term, rigorous decision-making and analysis with an approach we call 20/20 foresight: We ask the question, “What do you want to be able to say you did today when looking back on today’s decisions and actions in two weeks, six months, one year, three years, and even 15 years in the future – even if problems arise and irrespective of external circumstances?”
Custom-tailored multi-dimensional complex problem-solving: distilling the client’s unique strengths; dissecting all internal and external angles of complex challenges; and considering both the client’s perspective and the perspective of all other stakeholders’ and society generally
A global perspective on ethics: including best practice, regulation, culture, and consideration of the client’s reputation and opportunities to contribute to society internationally
First in class research to support our interactive work with clients
Focus on people: whether the leader(s) of an organization; an individual client; the ultimate customers, partners, or beneficiaries of the client; relevant governmental officials; or the public
Highly discreet: highest levels of confidentiality and discretion in all client matters
How we work: We work closely and interactively with our clients in a highly customized, flexibly evolving manner. We work both on a project basis and in an advisory capacity (either for one-off matters or in an on-going relationship). In addition to confidential client work, we also advise on client speeches and written communications, conferences, and events. We offer seminars, training programs, off-site programs, programs tailored to various professional organizations, and individual coaching. Our global diverse client base includes international business and non-profit clients of varying sizes and sectors from start-ups to global institutions. We work in person and through Skype.
Our Philosophy of Ethics
We believe ethics is a multi-dimensional process of rigorous questioning and decision-making on the basis of all relevant information and the client’s values and objectives. Ethics is a fundamental part of individual and organizational identity and success, penetrating all areas and levels of an organization. We believe ethics is integrally linked to strategy, governance, operations, and external relations. We do not believe ethics is about telling people what to do or even in most cases determining absolute right from wrong.
We approach ethics as a positive dynamic process – not a decision or project.
Why Ethics is Essential
- Ethics is an on-going determination of moral principles guiding conduct, taking into account all relevant information, values, and current and future impact on all stakeholders.
- Ethics is a concrete endeavour – not an isolated philosophical, religious, or theoretical construct but a real world issue – your world’s issue. It is a positive, deliberate, process – not someone else’s problem but rather your opportunity.
- What isn’t ethics? Ethics is not about telling people what to do, or dictating absolute rights and wrongs, or guaranteed results. It is a continuing process of addressing uncomfortable, uncertain, and unexpected issues.
- Ethics touches every aspect of for-profit and non-profit organizations.
- Ethics is essential to your identity, reputation, and legacy – both organizationally and personally.
- Ethics is an essential complement to law and regulation.
- Ethics mitigates contagion of unethical behavior.
We work with clients of all sectors and sizes, from start-ups to multi-sector corporations to Nobel Prize winners. Our clients are both local and international. We work alongside our clients’ other teams and advisors, such as legal, accounting, and consulting. We design every client interaction to suit the unique objectives, culture, and situation of the client. We work closely and interactively with our clients in a highly customized, flexibly evolving manner.
We work both on a project basis and in an advisory capacity (either for one-off matters or in an on-going relationship). In addition to confidential client work, we also advise on client speeches and written communications, conferences, and events. We offer seminars, training programs, off-site programs, programs tailored to various professional organizations, and individual coaching. Our global diverse client base includes international for-profit and non-profit clients of varying sizes and sectors from start-ups to global institutions.
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We operate globally, with a particular focus on the US, Europe, and China. We have broad language capacity, including French, Spanish, Mandarin, and Italian. We work regularly with translators as necessary for other languages.