Professor Dr Claus Hipp deals in his talk on the subject of Ethics in Business Life.
The central message of the talk:
Only ethical behaviour leads to long-term business success
Medium-sized family companies find it easier to act in accordance with long-term ethical principles than do public limited companies. According to Professor Hipp, most medium-sized German companies act in accordance with ethical values. He is also of the opinion that the emphasis on individual interests in large companies unfortunately leads to over-regulation by the state that would not be necessary were businesses to act ethically.
Our young people have considerable potential to renew society, business and politics on an ethical basis
The universitys mission is to convince young people that only persistent and fair conduct brings sustained success. The speaker uses the educationalist Pestalozzi as a model in bringing up the young. The cardinal virtues of wisdom, justice, courage and moderation ought to be a companys guiding light.
HIPPs Ethics Charter as a central benchmark in HIPPs company policy
The Ethics Charter has been the basis of HIPPs ethics management since 1999. It includes the subjects the market (quality, customers, suppliers, competition), the employees, the state and the environment.