Educational resources for the Globethics Programme Ethics for Students and/or related courses.

Recent Submissions

  • Code of Leadership adopted by the National Council of Churches in India, 2004

    National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) ( / WCC Publications, 2007)
    "Realizing that responsible leadership is a central part of the strategy to fight corruption, we urge on the NCCI, the member Churches, Regional Christian Councils, Related Agencies and the All India Christian Organizations to impress on the leadership that the adoption of the following code will be a crucial contribution towards overcoming corruption" - Truth and Peace through corruption-free churches: plan of action unanimously approved by the NCCI quadrennial assembly 9-13 February 2014
  • Improving Sustainable Performance of SMEs

    Bürgi, Jörg F. W. (, 2014)
    "This thesis aims to design and develop a comprehensive SME model and measuring tool and to close the narrowing gap of research concerned with performance optimization in SMEs. This study focuses on the positions of 27 individual SMEs concerning specific issues against their societal, economic and physical context."
  • Responsible Leadership Handbook

    Stückelberger, Christoph (, 2014)
    "Responsible leadership is a key factor for performance, success, credibility, reputation and sustainability of each leader and organisation. Responsible leadership in this book means the values-driven use of power in order to define and reach ethical goals for all human beings and the whole creation and to implement the defined values. This book is based on Christian values and can be easily adapted for other religious or nonreligious leadership trainings. This handbook offers ethical and spiritual reflections and practical checklists, an ethics code of leadership and five modules for training of staff and board members."
  • Ethics in politics : why it matters more than ever and How it can make a difference

    Girardin, Benoît (, 2012)
    This book is an affirmation: Yes, ethics in politics is possible – and it pays off. It is not a naive dream. The author chooses a pragmatic approach and tests whether value orientation can make a difference in politics and how. He presents practical cases and outlines criteria for dealing with dilemmas. He singles out four fundamental ethical values to achieve: limitation of power, effectiveness, accountability and justice.
  • L'éthique : un défi pour la politique

    Girardin, Benoît (, 2014)
    Par déception ou cynisme, nombreux s’accordent à penser que éthique et politique ne font pas bon ménage ou sont même antagonistes. Serait-ce un combat d’arrière-garde que de revitaliser l’interaction et la tension entre éthique et politique ? L’ouvrage s’attache à montrer sur des cas de politique intérieure autant qu’internationale que le politique minimise ses risques ou optimise ses chances en se laissant questionner par l’éthique. C’est ici à l’épreuve de l’expérience que se démontre la pertinence de l’éthique en politique et les risques qu’elle permet de gérer. À la condition toutefois de ne pas transposer telle quelle l’éthique du gouvernant ou du citoyen vers la sphère politique. Il importe donc au plus haut point de bien clarifier les termes dans lesquels se déploie l’éthique en politique. Le cadre de réflexion ici proposé est destiné à des praticiens du politique : gouvernants, maires, citoyens, fonctionnaires, militants d’associations citoyennes ou de la société civile.
  • Ethics in politics : why it matters more than ever and how it can make a difference : a declaration

    Girardin, Benoît (, 2012)
    This declaration was developed by the online workgroup “Ethics in Politics”, especially by Ambassador Dr. Benoit Girardin, Switzerland, with Ambassador Prof. Osvaldo Agatiello, Argentina, and Prof. Sangeeta Sharma, India. The Board of Foundation acknowledged the declaration on 23 October 2010.
  • Strengthening the Common Good

    Ondji'i Toung, Richard,‏ ‎1964- ( / WCC Publications, 2007)
  • Business Leadership and Social Responsibility in a Transition Country

    Shashkin, Pavel ( / WCC Publications, 2007)
  • Corruption and Integrity

    Chen, Margaret ( / WCC Publications, 2007)
    "Ordinary people in the country find themselves unable to do business or other things in the ordinary ways. They are compelled to pay ‘incentives’ to get people to do the things they want. They are told extraordinary things about corruption in the high echelons of business and politics, especially where the two people meet. The thought of people being comfortable with the concept of being corrupt is frightening, especially since the systems – both in public service and on the free market – are actually workable. But more alarming than the corruption level is the acceptance level. More and more Malaysians are living with it as if it were a natural part of life. In the past and today, everyone is giving, everyone is taking, and that is how things move in this country. 1 Corruption has become an issue of national importance.", p. 175
  • Business Leadership and Sustainable Development

    Sachs, Jeffrey D. ( / WCC Publications, 2007)
  • Responsible Leadership

    Stückelberger, Christoph; Mugambi, Jesse N.K. (Globethics.netWCC Publications, 2007)
    Leadership models and values change in a fast changing globalized world. The responsible use of power is a key factor to good governance and a human life in dignity in all sectors of society. How can the respect for the cultural and religious diversity of values be combined with common perspectives of responsible leadership in the one world? In forty contributions, ethicists and other experts from 21 countries from five continents give surprising and challenging answers in four areas: family leadership, religious leadership, business leadership and political leadership. A reader for church and business leaders, for politicians and journalists, for teachers, students and scholars - and parents.
  • Developing Business Ethics as an academic field

    Rossouw, Deon (BEN-Africa, 2004-04-01)
    This book produced frameworks and guidelines for developing business ethics as an academic field. It started with a framework for mapping out the scope of this field in terms of both its area of study and the purpose thereof. In the discussion of its purpose emerged the normative-descriptive rift which characterises this field, and consequently guidelines for dealing with it were developed. Against this backdrop similar frameworks were developed for conceptualising the three major areas of activity within this field, namely research, teaching and interaction. Also with regard to contentious issues relating to these three areas, guidelines for dealing with such issues were proposed. Finally, guidelines were offered for institutionalising these activities so that they become well-established on the academic landscape, whilst also fulfilling the purpose of this field.