Whether in banking, the press, the police, the NHS or government, issues of ethical leadership are high on the public and corporate agenda. Ethical leadership, the ethics of leaders and their organisations, has rarely been more in the public eye than now. And yet there’s a lack of clarity in the debate around what exactly is meant by ‘ethical’, and who decides. How an organisation behaves towards its customers, suppliers and workforce is driven by its ethics, whether they are explicit or implicit. And the reputational risk for organisations can’t be over stated.