Any serious business, without exception, is deeply and highly ethical. And it is not because businessmen are very ethical. Like average Russians, businessmen have the same imprints of negative aspects of behaviour distinctive for a Russian person. <…> What is ethics? This is a behaviour defined by a specific set of values. My beliefs and experiences tell me that there is a set of values that makes a business successful. And these are always the values that we usually call highly ethical <…> because they are about people. Business is done by people, and to ensure the best results, you need to attract the best people, motivate, inspire and organize them, — Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal.
The pandemic has revealed a significant demand for trust and for information as a way to justify this trust. People have suffered from uncertainty, they have been waiting for some simple and clear answers that nobody has had, and it was a real challenge for CEOs and company owners, — Andrei Sharonov, President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO .
To a large extent, people were united, and it was also about relationships within teams, and also from the point of view of the behavior of owners, when owners of large companies <...> took responsibility not only for their employees and for their families, but for the population, for towns, monotowns, big cities, and they spent a lot of money <...> and in this sense, the owners demonstrated a highly ethical approach, — Andrei Sharonov, President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO .