Roger Steare is Visiting Professor of Organisational Ethics, and Corporate Philosopher in Residence at the Cass Business School in London. In 2008, the worst financial crisis in history began to unfold, and in 2009 HSBC asked Roger to advise their senior leadership team on how to strengthen their values, decision making and culture. In the following three years, profits increased by over 55% to £1.54bn and Values Based Leadership is now a global program across HSBC.
After the Gulf of Mexico disaster in 2010, BP asked Roger to help them design a new leadership programme, to rebuild their culture and to strengthen their values and behaviours. Roger's ethicability decision-making framework is now core to the new BP Code of Conduct.
Following collective fines exceeding £1.2bn for LIBOR, both Barclays and RBS retained Roger as an advisor on culture and values, with ethicability and Moral DNA at the core of their leadership, values and ethics programs. As a professional advisory firm, PwC have sponsored Roger's research into Moral DNA and have asked him to advise their clients in banking, healthcare, defence and engineering on how to restore trust, by doing the right thing.
Business leaders describe Roger as a disruptive thinker, a critical friend and a trusted advisor. He asks searching questions - Why does your business exist? Who does it serve? Are you proud of being the best, or do you have the humility to strive for excellence? And do you really care?
Roger invites people to stop and think in a compelling and inspiring, yet pragmatic way. He helps people develop good thinking, listening and dialogue. The result? His clients are now building empathic cultures where every custome,colleague and investor is truly valued as a human being. Where profit is no longer a dirty word, and is now the philosophy of sustainable value creation for all.