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Livestream: Susan Liautaud on "The Power of Ethics: How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World"

5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EDT livestream

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Speaker Series

Date: Thursday April 08, 2021 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Susan Liautaud, Founder and Managing Director, Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited; Lecturer, Stanford University; Chair of Council, London School of Economics and Political Science; Founder, The Ethics Incubator; Author

In Conversation with: Stéphane Côté, Geoffrey Conway Chair in Business Ethics; Professor, Organizational Behaviour & HR Management; Director, PhD Program; Director, Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Topic: "The Power of Ethics: How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World" (Simon & Schuster, January 5, 2021)
Venue:

Online. The link to the livestream is included in the confirmation email you receive after you register.

Location: Online
Cost: $42.00 + HST per person (includes the link to the livestream and 1 hardcover copy of “The Power of Ethics”, mailed to paid customers after the event).
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Book Synopsis: 
It’s not your imagination: we’re living in a time of moral decline. Publicly, we’re bombarded with reports of government leaders acting against the welfare of their constituents; companies prioritizing profits over health, safety, and our best interests; and technology posing risks to society with few or no repercussions for those responsible. Personally, we may be conflicted about how much privacy to afford our children on the internet; how to make informed choices about our purchases and the companies we buy from; or how to handle misconduct we witness at home and at work.


How do we find a way forward? Today’s ethical challenges are increasingly gray, often without a clear right or wrong solution, causing us to teeter on the edge of effective decision-making. With concentrated power structures, rapid advances in technology, and insufficient regulation to protect citizens and consumers, ethics are harder to understand than ever. But in The Power of Ethics, Susan Liautaud shows how ethics can be used to create a sea change of positive decisions that can ripple outward to our families, communities, workplaces, and the wider world—offering unprecedented opportunity for good.

Drawing on two decades as an ethics advisor guiding corporations and leaders, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and students in her Stanford University ethics courses, Susan Liautaud provides clarity to blurry ethical questions, walking you through a straightforward, four-step process for ethical decision-making you can use every day. Liautaud also explains the six forces driving virtually every ethical choice we face. Exploring some of today’s most challenging ethics dilemmas and showing you how to develop a clear point of view, speak out with authority, make effective decisions, and contribute to a more ethical world for yourself and others, The Power of Ethics is the must-have ethics guide for the 21st century.

 

About Our Speaker: Susan Liautaud is the founder and managing director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, which advises clients from global corporations to NGOs on complex ethics matters. She teaches cutting-edge ethics courses at Stanford University, serves as chair of Council of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is the founder of the nonprofit platform The Ethics Incubator. She also chairs and serves on a number of global nonprofit boards. She divides her time between Palo Alto, California, and London.


Session Host: Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics


Questions:
events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Megan Murphy, (416) 978-6122 


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