1) What Really Motivates People to Be Honest in Business | Alexander Wagner | TEDx (2017)

Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud. Why? To find out, economist and researcher Alexander Wagner takes us inside the economics, ethics and psychology of doing the right thing. Join him for an introspective journey down the slippery slopes of deception as he helps us understand why people behave the way they do.

2) Business Is about Purpose | R. Edward Freeman | TEDxCharlottesville (2013)

R. Edward “Ed” Freeman is a prolific educator, consultant and speaker, best known for his work on the topics of stakeholder management and business ethics. He also teaches Leading with Meaning, helping organizations create a culture that brings out the best in everyone. Freeman is perhaps best known for his award winning book, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, first published in 1984 and reissued in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. This landmark book has helped to define and shape our understanding of how good management practice really is based on relationships—relationships with the stakeholders who affect or are affected by the business.

Today, Freeman is working passionately to create long-term stakeholder value in business through the Institute for Business in Society and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. He believes that the ultimate purpose of business is to create value rather than to maximize profit. Freeman is excited about innovation and entrepreneurs that can help to solve the world’s toughest problems. His massive online offering course (MOOC), New Models of Business in Society is reaching thousands around the globe (also discussed in the the Moral Markets blog post series on interesting MOOCs).

3) Building Business on Character Ethic | Kevin Byrne | TEDxNoviSad (2012)

What are the foundations of a successful business? Kevin Byrne shares lessons from his own experience, explaining the importance of vision and values. He would always start with the end in mind, nurturing people instead of growing business.

After a huge storm in the UK in the late ’90s, Kevin Byrne started a company Checkatrade to help people avoid cowboy builders. He built his company from scratch and today, he is one of the leading entrepreneurs in the UK, and one of the bearers of the Olympic torch in London 2012.

4) Creating Ethical Cultures in Business | Brook Deterline | TEDxPresidio (2012)

As Corporate Director for the Heroic Imagination Project (HIP), Brooke helps boards, executives, and teams at all levels develop the skills to act with courage and ingenuity in the face of challenging situations. This fosters leadership credibility and candor, builds trust, engagement and reduces risk.

Series "TEDx Talks on Ethics, Business & Economics":

Have you got 10 to 20 minutes left for a boost of knowledge or inspiration? Watch one of the TEDx talks that we selected for you in the area of ethics and business/economics. All videos in this series, filterable by topic, can also be found at http://www.moralmarkets.org/resources/tedx-talks/

Articles in this series:
  1. Four TEDx Talks on the Nature of Capitalism
  2. Four TEDx Talks on Whether Free Markets Are a Good Idea
  3. Four TEDx Talks on Business Ethics
  4. Three TEDx Talks on Purpose in Business