Topics in Business Ethics: Cross-cultural interaction, Neuroscience, AI and ESG

In a multi-cultural and VUCA world, how do you decide on and actually do the “right thing'?  Take this Topics in Business Ethics I class, taught by a ‘dynamic duo’ former global ethics officer for a Fortune 100 company and experienced Hitotsubashi ICS leadership and business ethics professor to find out!  This course will cover a cornucopia of theory, ethical dilemmas and practical problem-solving in fields including but not limited to neuroscience, artificial intelligence, data and IT, human resource management: environmental and social sustainability and corporate governance.

The course has the following objectives:

  • Students will attain a more comprehensive awareness and deeper understanding of ethics and its interaction with business leadership.
  • Students will be equipped with frameworks and tools to identify, analyze and address/resolve ethical issues and dilemmas in a business setting.
  • Students will develop an ethical mindset to inform their leadership practice in the evolving 21st century global workplace.

It will cover the following themes:

  • Business Case for Ethics
  • Ethical Decision-making
  • Neuroscience and Ethics
  • Crisis Management
  • Voicing our Values
  • Cognitive Biases
  • Ethics and labor systems
  • Leading Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ethical Workforce Creation
  • Building an Ethical Corporate Culture
  • Ethics in a Digitalizing World
  • Ethics in a Globalized World
  • Environmentally Responsible Leadership
  • CSR and Socially Responsible Leadership
  • Ethical Corporate Governance

Faculty: Catherine Sibala and Royanne Doi

Course Date & Time

Tuesdays and Friday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.(JST); except for the final session, which is a four-hour session on Friday, July 15 from 8:30 to 12:30 (JST).