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Dr Daniel Malan

Assistant Professor in Business Ethics
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Daniel Malan is an assistant professor in business ethics at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin. He holds a PhD in Business Administration, a Masters degree in Philosophy as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), all from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and is currently co-chair of the Business Twenty (B20) Task Force on Integrity and Compliance.

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Daniel’s focus areas are business ethics, corporate governance and corporate responsibility. He is a member of the Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption of the World Economic Forum, a member of the International Corporate Governance Network’s Disclosure and Transparency Committee and the regional partner for Africa at the International Center for Corporate Governance in St Gallen, Switzerland.

He has consulted to the World Economic Forum, United Nations, International Finance Corporation as well as various large corporations and has worked in 41 countries. Previously he was an associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, and before that associate director with KPMG Forensic, where he was responsible for ethics and integrity services.


  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Integrated Reporting


1. Health and Well-Being Metrics in Business: The Value of Integrated Reporting," co-authored with Pronk, N., Yach, D., Christie, G. & Hajat, C. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 19 – 22, 2018.

2. Communicating Progress on Meeting the United Nations Global Compact Goals – an analysis of the South African experience”, with Marius Ungerer. African Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 11, No. 2, pp. 1 – 18, 2018.

3. Health Metrics for Corporate Reporting”, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Number 68, December 2017, pp. 118 – 134, 2017.



    1. “Integrative Social Contracts Theory and the UN Global Compact”, published in Sustainable Development: The UN Millennium Goals, the UN Global Compact, and the Common Good, edited by Oliver F. Williams, Notre Dame University Press, 2014.

    2. The Business of Business is (Responsible) Business”, published in Globally Responsible Leadership, edited by Joanne T. Lawrence & Paul W. Beamish, Sage Publications, 2013.

    3. Strengthening Democracy Through Governance in Africa — The Role of the UN Global Compact” published in Handbook on Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance, edited by Alireza Tourani-Rad & Coral Ingley, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd, 2011.

    4. “Ethical Reporting”, co-authored with Deon Rossouw published in Business Ethics by Deon Rossouw with Leon van Vuuren, Oxford University Press, 2010.

    5. “From Being Apart to Being Partners”, published in Peace Through Commerce, edited by Oliver F. Williams, Notre Dame University Press, 2008.

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