Founding Philosophy

What makes PBS truly unique is our philosophy.

The recurrence of corporate scandals since Enron and World Com reflects the failure of corporate governance as a strategy to manage organisations through external rules and regulations. Corporate behaviour is but a projection of human behaviour, thus we posit that good governance should focus on the behaviour of humans within the organisation as opposed to that of the organisation per se. We term this governance strategy human governance. Human governance, as an internal guiding light, emphasises ethical conduct through a values- and principles-based framework. We believe that once human governance is actualised, good corporate governance will ensue.

All of us at PBS – management, faculty, and staff alike – are wholly committed to human governance as the bedrock of a sound, realistic, and forward-looking corporate philosophy. We are, in fact, introducing a new paradigm of business that fosters harmony in all human endeavours. Overall, we believe that in order to prosper and serve society, business leaders must be nurtured as human beings with strong ethical values and deep-rooted morality.

Our Core Values

The recurrence of many corporate scandals since Enron and World Com manifests a failure of corporate governance as a strategy to govern corporations through externally imposed rules and regulations. Because corporate behavior is but a projection of human behavior, which, in turn, is the shadow of human essence, we posit that good governance should focus on governing the behavior of humans within the corporation, instead of focusing on the corporation per Se. We term this governance mode human governance. Human governance as an internal guiding light emphasizes ethical conduct through a values- and principles-based framework. We believe that once human governance is actualized, good corporate governance will ensue.