Partners in Business Ethics Conference, Paul Palmer
Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement, Cass Business School
City University London

Palmer has extensive knowledge of charity financial, management and Governance issues. He was a member of the Charity Commission SORP committee from 2000-2005. He acts as an independent consultant on Charities to UBS Wealth Management, and an independent expert on charity dispute issues for courts and arbitration. He has made Television and radio appearances on charity issues and work as a writer on 'practitioner' how to do books on charity finance and websites.

Palmer’s work also extends into the area of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility having co-authored a book on Socially Responsible Investment and completed a research project on Responsible Lending. He currently serves on the ethics panel of the Securities Investment Institute and the Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). In 2010/11, he project managed the Lord Mayor of London’s Integrity and Values Initiative and am continuing strands of this work with the ongoing City Values Forum.

He was also the Hon Treasurer of the CSR SIG of BAM from 2006-2009. In 2008, he successfully led a BAM consortium bid for an ESRC seminar series on CSR. In 2009, he was asked to serve on the Expert Panel of the Ethical Investment Research Services (EIRIS) Charity Project.

About 2015 Partners in Business Ethics Conference:

Corporate leaders consistently emphasize the importance of ethics and integrity in the workplace. Yet, they are concerned that business schools are not graduating students with the depth of understanding nor educational experiences necessary to recognize and address complex ethical situations when they arise.