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Business Ethics: The Law of Corporate Karma


According to the shamanic traditions, the great mystery of being is that all things are alive and have a level of intelligence. This is because all things are a part of the Great Spirit.

Ethics in Business...A Lost Art


While watching Face the Nation one Sunday earlier this year, Bob Schiffer discussed the airline industry, his mother and ethics in business. Like Bob, I think it is a sad commentary today, that we have to police businesses.

Ethics in Business - Please Have Some


Is your business ethical?What I mean is "Does your business do the right thing when faced with that decision?" It's a simple question, which many businesses struggle with. I just don't understand the struggle part?I have worked for companies that believed they were ethical, and really have no clue.

Top 10 Principles for Positive Business Ethics


This morning, I read about a company using on-line auctions to defraud customers. Last week, I consulted on an ethics complaint where a business coach betrayed a client's confidentiality.

How To Build A Business Ethics Program


Recent corporate financial scandals have highlighted the importance of business ethics and legal compliance. Yet a recent National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) survey of 280 corporate CEOs and directors found that "only one of three directors felt that they were highly effective in ensuring legal compliance".

Ethics In The Workplace


Workplace Ethics is a subject that we have all heard of. In fact, the subject of Ethics in general is something that most people are familiar with.

Do Organizations Serve Us Or Do We Serve Organizations


We have seen an erosion in the confidence that society has in organizational leadership and its integrity recently with the numerous accounting scandals that have become public.Clearly this has led to the demise of several large organizations.

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Shifting Culture and Climate in Todays Corporate World


This articles relates to the AlphaMeasure core competency Culture and Climate. AlphaMeasure defines climate as the effect an organization has on the employees, while culture refers more to the acceptable behaviors, attitudes, and habits of the organization as a whole.

Business Ethics: An Oxymoron


An oxymoron: the juxtaposition of contradictory words or concepts. That is what we have with the term "Business Ethics".

Laws and Ethics?. Who's Kidding Who?


Years ago I read an article by a renowned psychologist wherein he wrote his studies found one percent of all human beings would never lie, cheat or steal. One percent would always lie, cheat or steal and given the right set of circumstances, the rest of us would likely lie, cheat and/or steal.

Enron's Ultimate Victim: Ethics


FROM the 'MORAL HIGH GROUND', where we imagine ourselves, the Enron fiasco should have come as no surprise. Enron is simply a quintessential example of the degradation of principles such as trust, loyalty and ethical standards.

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Work Ethics and the Customer


This article relates to the Ethics in the Workplace competency, commonly evaluated in employee surveys. It gives examples of how employees and customers consider ethical behavior and sound values an integral part of your organization.

Business Ethics


There is much talk today about ethics in business - as there should be, but there should be more than talk; there should be a high moral code for all executives who are responsible to both their customers and their shareholders.I have been the president and CEO of one publicly owned company and also was president of another that was responsible to customers who traded equities.

Work Ethics - A Paradigm Shift


Work ethics is a hot topic in today's business and educational worlds. Yet, how do we define this hybrid phrase with the word work meaning more than a specific outcome and the word ethics being more than the values that enhance that outcome?When we say we are going to work, work becomes the place of employment.

Business Ethics: How The Sales Function Can Transmit Company Values


I recently got a "thank-you" call from a man who read my new e-book Buying Facilitation."Boy," he said, "this method sure helps me close more deals and make more money.

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Ethics Complaints Against Kavanaugh Dismissed  Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The judges say the complaints must ...


Prior to sexual harassment allegations, Everett superintendent faced ethics inquiries, criminal case  The Boston Globe

Everett Public Schools Superintendent Frederick F. Foresteire, 75, is on paid administrative leave while the School Committee investigates sexual harassment ...


Ethics Office Report Released on Lame Duck Rod Blum  Roll Call

The Office of Congressional Ethics released its report on allegations against Iowa Republican Rod Blum Monday, while the House Ethics Committee announced ...


A 2019 Forecast for Data-Driven Business: From AI to Ethics  Forbes

A number of areas, from AI to ethics, will be critical for organizations seeking to advance their data-driven businesses in 2019.


Ethics commission dismisses complaint filed against Gov. Kate Brown  Statesman Journal

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Gov. Kate Brown in the midst of her 2018 re-election campaign.


Vermont Ethics Panel Conflict Leads to Director’s Resignation  Seven Days

The Vermont State Ethics Commission has parted ways with executive director Brian Leven after less than a year, commission chair Madeline Motta announced ...


How To Address Ethical Dilemmas in the Age of AI  Forbes

Companies and CEO's have long faced the dilemma of balancing short and long-term performance pressures with responsibility and contributing to a ...


Ethics complaint against Gov. Hickenlooper to be heard next month  The Denver Post

A final decision — if any — on the ethics complaint against Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper may not be made until mid-February, well after he is out of office.


Ethics Center selects 3 engrossing books for spring discussions | WMU News  WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Ethical questions involving genetic engineering, cultural preservation and U.S. immigration policy are up for student and public discussion ...


City pursues code of ethics; whistleblower policy also sought  Brownsville Herald

The City of Brownsville has been operating without a code of ethics for more than 13 years, and commissioners have asked city staff to make sure that changes.


Ethical leadership must be taught | TheHill  The Hill

We also need universities to demonstrate ethics through their own codes of conduct and values.


Jay Jorgensen, Walmart's Global Chief Ethics And Compliance Officer, Leaving In January  KFSM 5Newsonline

BENTONVILLE (TB&P) — Jay Jorgensen, global chief ethics and compliance officer for Walmart Inc. since 2012, is leaving the company effective Jan. 31.


Crispr Babies, IVF, and the Ethics of Genetic Class Warfare  WIRED

He Jiankui was broadly condemned for editing the DNA of twins. But more widely used forms of gene editing, like IVF, perpetuate inequality by design.


Maumee council acts to make ethics report costs public  Toledo Blade

Maumee City Council voted Monday to make all detailed invoices by the company that prepared a recent report detailing alleged misconduct by Maumee ...


Medscape Ethics Report 2018: Life, Death, and Pain  Medscape

Medical practice is fraught with ethical dilemmas, especially those dealing with life, death, and pain. Here's how physicians feel about these often difficult ...


Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke stepping down, Trump says, amid ethics cloud  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – Ryan Zinke, the embattled secretary of the Interior, is leaving the administration at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced via ...


Ethics and Guidelines at Vox.com  Vox

As a part of Vox Media, Vox.com adheres to the Vox Media Editorial Ethics & Guidelines and to the following: Vox has evolved and will continue to evolve as it ...


As ethics panel director steps down, differing explanations are offered  vtdigger.org

The executive director of the Vermont Ethics Commission has stepped down but he and the commission chair have offered vastly different reasons why the ...


Is the Trolley Problem Derailing the Ethics of Self-Driving Cars?  Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard spoke with a philosopher who's trying to code ethical algorithms into autonomous vehicles.


Ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed  Edmonton Sun

WASHINGTON — A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.The judges say the complaints ...


The Ethics Nightmare Before Christmas  Roll Call

December can be a minefield for members of Congress and staff trying to celebrate, socialize and not step over the line. With the holiday season already well ...


Ethics complaint targets Georgia tea party leader  MyAJC

A Republican attorney filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming a prominent Georgia tea party leader...


In Buford, one family’s grip on power raises ethics concerns  MyAJC

A racial tirade put Buford in the spotlight earlier this year and drew attention to the family that runs the Gwinnett County city.


In China, Gene-Edited Babies Are the Latest in a String of Ethical Dilemmas  The New York Times

BEIJING — First it was a proposal to transplant a head to a new body. Then it was the world's first cloned primates. Now it is genetically edited babies.


Scientist Who Crispr’d Babies Bucked His Own Ethics Policy  WIRED

He Jiankiu, a Chinese researcher who claims to have edited the DNA of twin babies, now born, also published ethics guidelines directly contradicting his work.


Is Cloud Good for Humans? The Ethical Angle  Forbes

Cloud computing and related technologies bring about and accelerate change—but when we don't encourage and empower individuals to bring personal ethics ...


Making 'designer babies' without ethics is a recipe for disaster  New York Post

Should scientists be using gene-editing technology on human embryos, rewriting the basic makeup of the human person in the race to prevent disease? The...


Dealerships make strikes toward more ethical culture  Automotive News

What does it mean to be ethical? Compliance is clear cut, and it's long been a focus for dealerships. Ethics, on the other hand, is more subjective. The two aren't ...


Bras Shares 'Lessons Learned' in Ethics Speaker Series  Georgia Tech News Center

Reflecting on an episode that happened when he was four years old, Provost Rafael L. Bras described feeling jealous, angry, and vengeful when his cousin ...


Consumers Do Care About Retailers' Ethics And Brand Purpose, Accenture Research Finds  Forbes

“But what is the return on investment?” For decades, retailers asked themselves why they should be investing in a purpose, in defining their ethics, in a ...


'Should we even consider this?' WHO starts work on gene editing ethics  The Guardian

Announcement follows claim by Chinese scientist to have altered DNA of twins to prevent HIV infection. Agence France-Presse. Mon 3 Dec 2018 23.31 EST.


Special Ops commander plans ethics, professionalism review  WSLS 10

Amid a series of high profile misdeeds involving the US military's elite Special Operations Forces, the head of Special Operations Command has warned all ...


Ethics questions mount for White House cabinet  CNN

CNN's John Avlon examines the mounting ethics questions surrounding the White House after another cabinet secretary announces an exit.


Student group explores the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence  MIT News

The MIT AI Ethics Reading Group was founded by students who saw firsthand how technology developed with good intentions could be problematic.


Every Leader’s Guide to the Ethics of AI  MIT Sloan

As artificial intelligence-enabled products and services enter our everyday consumer and business lives, there's a big gap between how AI can be used and how ...


Ex-City Manager Rick Fernandez agrees to fines in ethics case  Tallahassee.com

Former Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez has agreed to pay $6000 in fines to settle state ethics charges against him involving illegal gifts.


Ethics and compliance in F&I go hand in hand  Automotive News

The relationship between compliance and ethics is especially acute in the F&I department.


When Fox News staffers break ethics rules, discipline follows — or does it?  The Washington Post

There are ethical standards at Fox News, we're told. But just what they are, or how they're enforced, is an enduring mystery. When Sean Hannity and Jeanine ...


The Ethics in Being the Wrong Lawyer for the Case | New York Law Journal  Law.com

In his Ethics and Criminal Practice column Joel Cohen considers whether there are factors beyond competence that should go into determining whether a ...


Where Is The Ethical Tech?  Forbes

Where indeed? With the increasing frequency and strength of tech companies coming a cropper, from Facebook being heralded as a threat to democracy on ...


Bill Kristol, Author, Scholar and Former White House Advisor, to Join Davidson as Visiting Ethics Professor  Davidson News

Author, scholar and former White House adviser William "Bill" Kristol will join Davidson College as the inaugural visiting Vann Professor of Ethics in Society in ...


Ethics enforcers let former Juneau lawmaker's unpaid ethics fines slide  Alaska Public Radio Network

Two years back, the Alaska Legislature's in-house ethics enforcers asked a former lawmaker to pay more than $18,000 in fines and write a public letter of ...


The ethics of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his lobbyist sons stink.  Miami Herald

Why can't Miami-Dade, FL Mayor Carlos Gimenez's sons wait until he's out of office to dip into the till? Julio Gimenez is pursuing a deal to build on county land.


Senators Harris and Warren on List of ‘Worst Ethics Violators’ for Fundraising off Kavanaugh Hearing  National Review

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed a complaint in October with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.


A Death Of Ethics: Is Hunting Destroying Itself?  Mountain Journal

Right now, as you read these words, it is perfectly legal in the state of Wyoming for a person to climb on the back of a snowmobile and chase down wild wolves, ...


Hunting faces an ethical reckoning  High Country News

This article originally appeared at the Mountain Journal and is republished here with permission. Right now, as you read these words, it is perfectly legal in the ...


Older Irish consumers ‘care less about the ethics of businesses’  The Irish Times

New study suggests younger buyers are more likely to demand higher ethical standards.


Wary of new ethics rules, North Dakota lobbyists rethink plans...  Grand Forks Herald

BISMARCK — Some lobbying groups are rethinking plans to hold legislator socials after North Dakota voters passed a ballot measure etching new ethics rules ...


Ethical AI? It's All About Perspective  Forbes

2018 has simultaneously being named the “Year of the Woman” and the “Year of AI.” My interview with thought leader Kriti Sharma explores how to use AI to ...


One-person, one-price strategy aids ethics  Automotive News

The transparency of a one-person, one-price approach lends itself to a more ethical culture, said some dealers who have made the switch.


Elkins found guilty of violating code of ethics  Murray Ledger and Times

MURRAY — Former Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins was found guilty of violating the Calloway County Code of Ethics Thursday by the Calloway ...


Someone at the Justice Department Wants Ethics Advice on Whitaker's Supervision of the Mueller Investigation  Lawfare

Yesterday evening, we received a response to one of our FOIA requests asking whether anyone has sought or received internal ethics guidance on Whitaker's ...


Is ethical tech a farce?  TechCrunch

In the past year, we've seen tech platforms called out for stoking hate and not doing enough to instill ethics from the top down. There is a bigger problem at hand, ...


From day one, Democrats will fight to restore ethics to politics | Opinion  Philly.com

As we speak with newly elected members of Congress from across the country, we hear one loud, clear, and consistent refrain — that many of them decided to ...


CRISPR, He Jiankui: Following ethics rules doesn't necessarily make research ethical.  Slate

The crucial question is not what rules were broken, but what—and whose—judgments about what is right and appropriate should rule the human future.


The ethics of a Duke education - The  Duke Chronicle

In one of my classes this semester, my professor handed us an advertisement and told us to “problematize” it—to point out any ethical flaws we might notice.


Ethics of Experimental Treatments for Patients  Rare Disease Report

Misleading information and unclear information can skew patients' expectations of experimental treatments.


State ethics complaint against Townsend dismissed - News  The Ledger

Ethics complaint is the latest salvo in an 18-month feud between Laquita Johnson-Looney and School Board member Billy Townsend. LAKELAND — A ...


Ethics board proposes code changes | Local News  PostBulletin.com

Rochester's Ethical Practices Board wants to broaden options for ethics complaints.


Clayton ethics task force to address accountability of officeholders  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clayton County launching citizens task force to address ethical issues among elected officials.


Ethics probe into Tory senators' expenses-paid China trip passes one-year mark  The Globe and Mail

It has been a year since Pierre Legault, Canada's Senate Ethics Officer, began investigating an all-expenses-paid trip to China by three Conservative senators ...


New Ethics Opinions Tackle Client Loans, Crowdfunding | The American Lawyer  Law.com

When clients use finance companies or crowdsourcing platforms to pay legal fees lawyers have stricter ethics obligations if they're closely involved with the ...


EU Presses for Ethical AI With New Guidelines for Companies  Bloomberg

Europe is pushing for companies and researchers to develop artificial intelligence in an ethical and transparent way, and guidelines published Tuesday seek to ...


Sen. Boulton points to new evidence in response to alleged ethics violation  Local 5 - WeAreIowa.com

DES MOINES - State Sen. Nate Boulton (D-Des Moines) has written a response to allegations of an ethics violation that a woman claims he committed before he ...


Deputy Chiefs React After OCPD Chief Cleared In Ethics Violation  news9.com KWTV

OKLAHOMA CITY - An ethics investigation of Oklahoma City's chief of police has been completed. The city's auditor has cleared Chief Bill Citty of allegations that ...


The ethical red flags of genetically edited babies  Axios

Ethicists say a Chinese scientist's work is "suspicious."


News  West Kentucky Star

MURRAY - The former County Judge-Executive of Calloway County, who was just elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives, was found guilty Thursday ...


Why The Digital Advertising Industry Needs An Ethics-By-Design Framework  AdExchanger

“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains *fresh* ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today's column is written by ...


What are tech companies doing about ethical use of data? Not much  The Conversation AU

Tech companies have vowed to do better when it comes to using data ethically, but most ethics initiatives are neither enforced nor enforceable.


How to use science fiction to teach tech ethics  Boing Boing

Science fiction writer/lawyer Casey Fiesler is a maven in the field of tech ethics education (she maintains the amazing spreadsheet of tech-ethics syllabi); she ...


The Internet Doesn't Need Civility, It Needs Ethics  Motherboard

The civility debate sidesteps how false assumptions about harm online, coupled with the affordances of digital media, encourage toxicity.


Inequities in ethics panel another reason to scrap it, say advocates  WRVO Public Media

Democrats are poised to lead the state Senate starting next month, but they will still lack power on the state's ethics panel. A law implemented several.


UW-led philosophy team receives $1.5M grant to study the ethics of neurotechnology research  UW Today

UW postdoc Ivana Milovanovic (left) works with Center for Neurotechnology Young Scholars Program participant Emily Boeschoten on a sensory device.


Outrage Over Human Gene Editing Will Fade Fast  Bloomberg

Fears of designer babies are overblown, and the disease-fighting benefits are too great to ignore.


USC professionalism and ethics director stresses integrity  USC News

Mark Manley is the new director of the Office of Professionalism and Ethics, a centralized hub for complaint and investigation monitoring at USC.


Fast Fashion Ethics: Should Clothing E-Tailers Be More Transparent?  Forbes

UK clothing e-tailers were called to testify in front of parliament this week on their manufacturing practices. With retailers now forced to adapt to fast-fashion ...


Harvard Medical School Dean Weighs In On Ethics Of Gene Editing  NPR

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with George Daley, dean of Harvard Medical School, about this week's international summit on gene editing and how the birth of ...


Community still split after Maumee ethics investigation  WTOL

MAUMEE (WTOL) - An ethics investigation by a private law firm into actions by Maumee Mayor Richard Carr and other city officials has done little to settle ...


Iowa Sen. Nate Boulton, accused of sexual misconduct, argues against ethics complaint  Des Moines Register

Iowa Sen. Nate Boulton wants a Senate ethics committee to dismiss a sexual misconduct complaint filed against him over alleged behavior in 2015, arguing it's ...


‘The allegations were unsubstantiated:’ OKC police chief cleared in ethics investigation  KOCO Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty has been cleared in the ethics investigation against him. A complaint was filed on Oct. 22 against Chief Bill Citty. According ...


The Ethics of End-of-Life Care | Nursing  ADVANCE

Common occurrences are likely to arise in this area of care. What type of advice do nurses have for their peers? Regardless of one's healthcare condition,


Canada and France will explore AI ethics with an international panel  Engadget

The AI revolution is coming, and both Canada and France want to make sure we're approaching it responsibly. Today, the countries announced plans for the ...


Former Beaufort Co. Superintendent Moss is the subject of another SC ethics complaint  The Island Packet

Former Beaufort County, South Carolina School District superintendent Jeff Moss is the subject of a 2018 State Ethics Commission complaint related to ...


Colorado Ethics Commission takes up complaint against Hickenlooper  9News.com KUSA

The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission was in a quandary Monday as it began reviewing an ethics complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper.


3 Alabama prison correctional officers arrested on ethics law violations  AL.com

Three Alabama correctional employees are under arrest for ethics law violations, accused of wrongdoing at two state prisons. All of the suspects are female.


China forms new body to review ethics risks of video games  South China Morning Post

The recently formed Online Games Ethics Committee has rejected nine of an initial batch of 20 titles it reviewedBeijing has suspended approval of new titles for ...


Collective Responsibility: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Government  Project On Government Oversight

POGO Executive Director Danielle Brian delivered remarks on ethics in government at St. John's Church, also known as “the church of the presidents,” in ...


The folly of trolleys: Ethical challenges and autonomous vehicles  Brookings Institution

Often when anyone hears about the ethics of autonomous cars the first thing to enter the conversation is “the Trolley Problem.” The Trolley Problem is a thought ...


Literary Hoaxes and the Ethics of Authorship  The New Yorker

If a book is good, if it's artful, entertaining, and informative, should it matter who the author is? Once upon a time, many readers would have said no. It was a ...


South Lyon Ethics Board still gathering material about Councilman Carl Richards PPO  The Oakland Press

The South Lyon Board of Ethics will need more time to review, and collect, material related to a personal protection order being issued against a city councilman.


New Mexico lawmakers debate ethics secrecy  Las Cruces Sun-News

A working group of state lawmakers has been exploring ways to set up an independent ethics commission.


Fresh urgency in mapping out ethics of brain organoid research  The Conversation AU

Science is creating new living matter – like stem cells grown to create brain tissues in the lab. With power comes responsibility and what matters is an ethical ...


The Ethical Quandary of Human Infection Studies  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...


China sets up a video game ethics panel in its new approval process  Polygon

In China, it's about ethics in video games. The South China Morning Post reports that the nation now has an “Online Game Ethics Committee,” as a part of the ...


Former Bush Ethics Attorney Richard Painter Says There's Only 1 Way Out For Trump Now  HuffPost

He said the president better move fast because time is running out.


Maumee City Council votes to release ethics review findings  Toledo Blade

Maumee City Council voted unanimously Monday night to release findings regarding a compliance review of ethics complaints launched by the city this summer.


​Data61 leads new 'ethical' artificial intelligence institute  ZDNet

The non-profit will investigate how to fix the ingrained bias problem that AI systems display.


Bill returns bipartisan elections/ethics agency to separate boards  Richmond County Daily Journal

RALEIGH — After several court battles and a failed constitutional amendment, the Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement may once again…


Real-world scenarios reinforce ethical sales behavior  Automotive News

The Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals certifies F&I personnel in areas of ethical decision-making.


Meinelschmidt suggests changing Washington County ethics appointments  Herald-Mail Media

Washington County Commissioner Cort Meinelschmidt suggested a nomination process Tuesday for future appointments to the county's ethics commission.


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