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Episode 29: Innovating with Intentional Integrity

Robert Chesnut is the former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb. He also has a background as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Chegg, Senior Vice President eBay and Assistant United States Attorney. Rob holds a Law degree from Harvard and is the bestselling author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead An Ethical Revolution.

Episode Highlights

  • 1:48 Rob’s journey
  • 6:04 What ethics in business means
  • 10:53 How the pandemic has affected ethics
  • 15:48 Working with ethics at Airbnb
  • 23:55 The 6 Cs framework
  • 33:10 Navigating difficult ethical choices
  • 35:50 Rewarding ethical behaviour
  • 39:08 Ethical innovation
  • 42:35 Airbnb’s code of conduct
  • 44:10 Making it big and still staying ethical
  • 47:33 The ethics of AI vs Humans
  • 50:56 First steps to being an ethical company

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