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Ethics Information

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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What about ethics? Angela Paxton’s bill could help husband skirt the law [Editorial]  Houston Chronicle

Legislation making Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's alleged crime legal is just more arrogance.


AI researchers debate the ethics of sharing potentially harmful programs  The Verge

Research lab OpenAI shared details of a new text-generation algorithm, but it withheld the model itself, worried about "malicious applications." Some ...


Joint CS and Philosophy Initiative, Embedded EthiCS, Triples in Size to 12 Courses | News  Harvard Crimson

Embedded EthiCS — an interdisciplinary initiative between the Computer Science and Philosophy departments — has expanded to a dozen courses in the ...


Mayor Bowser doubles down on her nominee for ethics board despite previous rejection  Washington City Paper

The Board of Ethics and Government Accountability's membership is dwindling.


Fixing Tech's Ethics Problem Starts in the Classroom  The Nation

In the age of big data, some universities are trying to train future technologists to consider the implications of tools before they're used.


NY Ethics Panel Criticized At Sexual Harassment Hearing  WAMC

A recent legislative hearing on sexual harassment in New York state government focused in part on the role of the state's ethics commission in.


Federal ethics agency refuses to certify financial disclosure from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross  CNBC

The government's top ethics watchdog disclosed Tuesday that it had refused to certify a financial disclosure report from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.


Oversight Committee Raises Ethics Concerns About Trump's Proposed Nuclear Power Deal With Saudi Arabia  Pacific Standard

The Trump administration has continued pursuing a proposed nuclear power deal with Saudi Arabia despite warnings from ethics lawyers and security experts, ...


He Jiankui's Germline Editing Ethics Article Retracted by The CRISPR Journal  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

The CRISPR Journal is retracting a perspective on the ethics of gene editing written by He Jiankui, PhD, the scientist known for gene editing humans.


Email records suggest rift between Calabrese, Shorter prior to ethics hearing request  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — Email records from January and February suggest John Calabrese, Emmet County administrator, and Bill Shorter, chair of the board of ...


Republicans blast Cummings over ‘irresponsible’ claims regarding Trump ethics disclosure  The Washington Post

It's only February, but the sniping between the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee and the top Republican members of the committee has ...


Top Trump administration ethics official says Wilbur Ross violated conflict of interest agreement  Washington Examiner

The federal government's official ethics watchdog says that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has violated an ethics agreement with the Trump administration ...


Interior officials accused of violating ethics pledge | TheHill  The Hill

A government ethics group is accusing six political officials at the Interior Department of violating the Trump administration's ethics pledge.


Ethics board faces ethics questions of its own  Denton Record Chronicle

The city of Denton's Board of Ethics may be a little hobbled Wednesday night when it meets to discuss possible changes to the city's new ethics ordinance.


Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg’s 20K-word ethics talk  TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls.


Curry political ad violates ethics standards, complaint claims  WJXT News4JAX

A pastor filed a federal complaint on Thursday about the use of Jacksonville police officers in a political advertisement endorsing Mayor Lenny Curry.


Museums in the changing world order: a question of ethics  Art Newspaper

In the first part of a new series, Adrian Ellis looks at the increased public scrutiny of museum boards in the social media age.


Creating An Ethical Workplace May Not Be Easy, But Is It Critical? Yes, It Is  Forbes

In today's difficult business environment, it can be easy to overlook ethical dilemmas in the workplace out of sheer exasperation. But when a company makes the ...


OpenAI's Realistic Text-Generating AI Triggers Ethics Concerns  Forbes

Elon Musk's company OpenAI releases text-generating AI which triggered ethics concerns in the AI community. What can this new AI do? What are the ...


Ethics board recommends changes to ordinance | Denton  Denton Record Chronicle

Denton's new Board of Ethics wants a new definition for “conflict of interest,” and is ready to roll up its sleeves and do the work — if the City Council.


A federal employee’s ethics guide during future government shutdowns  Federal News Network

The Office of Government Ethics has finally weighed in on what it described as a “number of ethics-related issues” that arose during recent government ...


Rod Rosenstein stops by Wharton School to speak on law, business ethics  KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The outgoing deputy attorney general of the United States returned to the Wharton School at the University of ...


Proactive bosses key to workplace ethics  The Australian

I roll my eyes a bit when I hear workplace culture discussed.


Emmet County board chair faces ethics hearing Thursday  Petoskey News-Review

PETOSKEY — For the first time, Emmet County commissioners will test the enforcement measures laid out in the code of ethics they passed last year during a ...


No sign of a Cuomo probe after ethics panel's closed-door vote  Times Union

ALBANY- Three weeks after New York's ethics watchdog panel voted behind closed doors whether to investigate the activities of a former top aide to Gov.


Chinese smartphones are good but stigma and business ethics are holding them back  SlashGear

Chinese smartphones have taken the market by storm by sheer numbers. Disregarding international phones that are made or at least assembled in China, ...


What Poynter's going to do with $5 million for journalism ethics  Poynter

Editor's note: This week Kelly McBride is starting a series of meetings at newsrooms across the country, asking journalists about the ethical pressures they face ...


Ethics + integrity  UCAR

At the core of our work at NCAR and UCAR are the values that underlie our institutional culture: scientific integrity, a diverse and inclusive workforce, ...


West Milford BOE's legal bills are so high, trustees are slated for ethics training  NorthJersey.com

WEST MILFORD — As a result of legal bills totaling $67,000 to defend board members from ethics complaints since 2010, a state's code of ethics training ...


Bucking Ethics Proposal, Legislators Become Lobbyists  Oklahoma Watch

Three former legislators who left office in November are now lobbyists, embodying a practice that state ethics officials have unsuccessfully tried to ban in the face ...


Bozeman ethics board dismisses Public Safety Center complaint  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Siding with a state investigation, Bozeman's Board of Ethics dismissed claims Wednesday that city leaders broke election rules before voters approved a $36.9 ...


Madeira Beach fire chief suspended for ethics violation  Tampa Bay Times

MADEIRA BEACH — Fire Chief Derryl O'Neal has been suspended without pay for two weeks after a finding by the state Commission on Ethics that he had ...


Harvard works to embed ethics in computer science curriculum  Harvard Gazette

Computer science students examine issues such as privacy, censorship, and fake news in courses co-designed by philosophy professors as Harvard works to ...


Journal Retracts Ethics Article by Doctor Who Gene Edited Babies  Futurism

When news broke of He Jiankui's infamous gene editing research, an academic journal published his ethical guidelines. Now the article has been retracted.


The only way is ethics: In search of cycling's moral compass - Journal  Rouleur

Convicted drug cheats welcomed back to the sport, Team Sky and British Cycling embroiled in scandals, and WorldTourteams sponsored by unsavoury regimes.


Ex-Lobbyists Run Amok at Interior Department, New Ethics Complaints Show  The Intercept

"The Interior Department's culture of corruption under President Trump didn't start or end with Ryan Zinke."


Rethinking Medical Ethics  Forbes

A look at how medical practitioners, researchers and medical ethicists are approaching some of the most pressing ethical challenges presented by AI.


Robideaux: Legal team requests opinions from HUD, ethics on Marcus Bruno loan  The Advocate

Lafayette Consolidated Government's legal team is requesting federal and state opinions on whether a loan to an aide of Mayor-President Joel Robideaux was ...


Canada PM meets legislators for first time since ethics allegations  Reuters

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday faced legislators from his Liberal Party for the first time since two high-profile resignations over ethics ...


ECI’s 2018 Global Business and Ethics Survey: Part V - Implications for Compliance Going Forward  JD Supra

In this podcast series I have visited with Pat Harned, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), about the firm's 2018 Global ...


AI ethics: It's time to move beyond a list of principles  Information Age

AI ethics must move beyond 'principles' says new report from the Nuffield Foundation and Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.


Just how ethical is ethical investment?  The Guardian

Many investment indices claim to list only environmentally sound companies.


Louisiana ethics board: Lawmaker can receive free guns, ammo  NOLA.com

A Louisiana lawmaker with a competitive pistol shooting hobby can continue to receive free guns and ammunition and sponsorships from the firearms industry, ...


A Study on Driverless-Car Ethics Offers a Troubling Look Into Our Values  The New Yorker

Caroline Lester on a game called “Moral Machine,” and an effort to determine what driverless cars should do if faced with a version of the trolley problem.


4 principles to guide your ethical steps  dvm360

As veterinary technology soars ahead, pet owners are left with a lot of choices about diagnostics and treatment to sort through. And what if even we as ...


Improved gene editing moves ethical questions to the fore  Harvard Magazine

The gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 has been described as a word processor for DNA, but Kevin Eggan says it has all the finesse of a thermonuclear ...


The Supreme Court needs an ethics code  Washington Examiner

Supreme Court justices, whose decisions are often irreversible and have the widest impact, are the only judges in our country who are trusted to police ...


Vatican, Microsoft team up on artificial intelligence ethics  The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it is teaming up with Microsoft on an academic prize to promote ethics in artificial intelligence. Pope Francis met ...


Purposeful Evolution: Creating an Ethical, Prosperous Future  Singularity Hub

Humans have the unique capacity to purposefully evolve ourselves because we have future consciousness, which is cognitive, motivational, and emotional.


Onus on EU to make AI ethics guidelines more practical  Out-Law.com

ANALYSIS: Work is ongoing to set guidelines to help European businesses make use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in an ethical manner, but there is a risk ...


Disagreement between House, Senate could derail DeKalb ethics fix  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Georgia Senate has approved a plan to get the DeKalb County Ethics Board back working, but a key House member has other ideas.


The ecological danger of ethical impoverishment (Holistic ethics)  High Country News

The West is facing challenges that won't be solved without moral considerations.


Grievance, Ethics C’ttee to Investigate Motion for Cllrs. Sims’, Cephus’ Recusal  Liberian Daily Observer

A motion by lawyers representing embattled Associate Justice Kabineh Ja'neh, requesting the recusal of Cllrs. Albert Sims and Semah Cyrenius Cephus from ...


Invest in AI’s ethical future  TechCrunch

I spent a recent Saturday morning talking to a group of grade school kids about artificial intelligence. Many of them had never coded before, let alone heard of AI.


The Supreme Court should adopt an ethics code  The Washington Post

During the contentious Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett M. Kavanaugh, and soon after he was confirmed on Oct. 6, dozens of ethics complaints ...


Ethics commission recommends ban on campaign contributions from developers  Curbed LA

A proposal to ban developers and other planning professionals from making donations to local politicians cleared the city's ethics commission on Tuesday.


Analysis | The Technology 202: Pentagon promises to make ethics a priority in first AI strategy  The Washington Post

Ctrl + N. The Pentagon building on Dec. 26, 2011. (AFP photo staff/AFP/Getty Images). The Pentagon is committing to prioritize ethics and safety as it ramps up ...


How to design a system for ethical innovation in tech  Fast Company

Every company should have a new CEO: chief ethics officer.


World Cell Therapy Research Report 2019: Technologies, Ethics, Regulations, Markets, Companies & Academic Institutions 2018-2028  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies" report from Jain PharmaBiotech has been added to ...


South Lyon Board Of Ethics Recommends City Council Discipline Councilman Richards  WHMI

The City of South Lyon Board of Ethics is recommending that City Council find one of their own in violation of the ethics ordinance against another ...


Ethical argument to lowering legal blood alcohol levels  Baylor College of Medicine News

In a new paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, Dr. Stephanie Morain examines the idea to lower the legal blood-alcohol-consumption (BAC) ...


The ‘Ethics’ of Trump’s Border Wall  The New York Times

A wall would cause harm to immigrants and refugees, all of whom are equal to us in the eyes of God.


Foldable phones, 5G and 'ethical A.I.' will dominate Mobile World Congress  CNBC

Tech giants will launch some of their latest mobile products this weekend ahead of the event, while discussions about 5G technology and artificial intelligence ...


Ethics complaint filed against Brosche  The Florida Times-Union

Editor's note: The story has been updated to correct inaccurate information about the type of retirement plan City Council member Anna Brosche has with the ...


Openness advocates blast ethics panel bill  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — Senate measure would set up board 'shrouded in secrecy,' critics say.


Gene-Editing Tests The Boundaries Of Science (And Ethics)  Forbes

The event was surreal. A Chinese researcher announced on YouTube that he had successfully modified the genes of Lulu and Nana, healthy newborn twins.


Ethics Investigation Into Former Gov. Hickenlooper's Travel Gifts Continues  Colorado Public Radio

An attempt to dismiss the complaint that Hickenlooper improperly accepted free lodging and travel on private jets failed.


Ex-Canada minister at center of ethics allegations set to testify  Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's two main opposition parties on Tuesday demanded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launch a public inquiry into allegations of ...


Is the Indian Government Set to Regulate Artificial Intelligence And Its Ethics?  News18

This comes at a time when there is already a debate on online data privacy and data security.


Canadian Ethics Watchdog Targets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Office  The Wall Street Journal

Canada's ethics watchdog said Monday he would investigate whether officials in the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried last year to persuade the ...


Bentham, Hobbes, and The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence  Interesting Engineering

The ethics of artificial intelligence owes a lot to the philosophies of Jeremy Bentham and Thomas Hobbes.


Medscape Internist Ethics Report 2018  Medscape

Physicians face numerous ethical decisions—from life and death to romance and money—every day. Medscape surveyed more than 5200 physicians, including ...


Echoes of Iran’s revolution, Harley-Davidson’s downshift and driverless-car ethics  The Economist

IN TODAY'S episode of “The Intelligence” we examine how the echoes of Iran's revolution, 40 years ago, still influence how the Islamic Republic deals with the ...


'Very concerning': Senate watchdog hasn't finished an ethics probe since 2017  CBC News

The Senate Ethics Officer didn't publish a single inquiry report last year, prompting some senators to wonder exactly what the office (which has a $1.2 million ...


New Savage Lovecast: The Ethics of HIV Disclosure  TheStranger.com

When bisexual friends go wild: A lesbian has been buddies with a bi woman for a while. Guess what happened when they got drunk! Now, the bi friend is asking ...


The ethical argument to reducing legal blood alcohol concentration level  Medical Xpress

In the United States, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury and death, with 29 Americans losing their lives to alcohol-related driving incidents ...


A WORD TO THE SPIRITUAL SEEKERS: Secular ethics: The heart knows  Truro Daily News

BY DON MURRAY The Dalai Lama is probably the most recognized, respected, and wisdom-filled spiritual leader in today's world. He is a focus for all those ...


Beyond the Stigma: CMC focuses on ethics for treating heart-damaged IV drug users  The Union Leader

MANCHESTER —The patient was just 18 and seriously ill when she came to the emergency room at Catholic Medical Center in the summer of 2015.


Seattle ethics commission may shine light on political work, City Hall lobbying  Seattle Times

The Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission could tweak disclosure rules for campaign consultants who also lobby city officials.


Hancock Co. Commissioner fulfills terms of ethics complaint ruling  WTOV Steubenville

An ethics complaint that was filed against a Hancock County Commissioner in 2017 was finally put to rest on Thursday. The complaint related to the use of ...


Arkansas lawmakers back ethics bills after investigations  KAIT

Arkansas legislative leaders are calling for increased fines for ethics violations and a measure forfeiting elected officials' pensions if they're convicted of certain ...


Recent events highlight an unpleasant scientific practice: ethics dumping  The Economist

THE ANNOUNCEMENT in November of the editing of the genomes of two embryos that are now baby girls, by He Jiankui, a Chinese DNA-sequencing ...


Susan Wild tapped for House Ethics panel  Allentown Morning Call

Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild has been tapped to serve on the House Ethics Committee, a panel that enforces standards of conduct in the U.S. ...


What's the future of human gene editing? Balancing ethical and religious concerns with evidence-based uses of genetic technologies  Genetic Literacy Project

The November announcement of CRISPR-created babies provoked an intense uproar from scientists, ethicists and the public alike. Fears of independent actors.


Navy's top SEAL says he's reviewing training and ethics amid murder and drug allegations in special ops  Task & Purpose

The commander of Naval Special Warfare said Wednesday that he recently commissioned a 90-day review of recruiting, selection, training, and leadership ...


Trump 'not mentally well,' should be removed under 25th Amendment, former Bush ethics attorney says  Fox News

President Donald Trump is “not well at all mentally” and Congress needs to remove him under the 25th Amendment, former President George W. Bush's chief ...


Bio, organic, ethical, sustainable what? | Lavazza: Ethical espresso  The Guardian

We all want to consume more ethically, but how? We decipher what being sustainable and organic really means.


Top Democrat says Trump lawyers provided false information to ethics officials  ThinkProgress

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) made the stunning allegation Friday that President Donald Trump's lawyers gave “false statements” to government ethics officials ...


'Fake news' inquiry: MPs call for new ethics code for social media firms overseen by regulator able to issue large fines  Press Gazette

Press Gazette has been reporting on British journalism without fear or favour since 1965. Our mission is to provide a news and information *service* which helps ...


A Horrifying Ethical Dilemma  Slate

Last month, a 29-year-old woman who's been in a persistent vegetative state since she was a toddler went into labor and gave birth. An employee of the Arizona ...


Feathers are this season's stand-out fashion trend - but are they ethical?  The Independent

A trend that's vehemently associated with glamour – think Marilyn Monroe, Mae West and Las Vegas showgirls – the fashion world has been increasingly fixated ...


5 ethical risks AI presents for Microsoft and other tech giants  Windows Central

Companies, governments, policymakers and citizens have a lot of work to do to ensure AI doesn't reflect the worst of humanity.


Uh Oh: Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Commit An Ethics Violation With Revelation Of Her Boyfriend’s Congressional Email Account  Townhall

Well, social media was set ablaze when Luke Thompson, a political consultant, noticed that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's (D-NY) boyfriend had a ...


Stanford and the Ethical Dilemma of Silicon Valley’s Next Generation  The Ringer

Following major scandals at Facebook, Google, and others, how is the university known as a feeder system for tech giants coming to grips with a world in which ...


Senate Ethics Committee to consider legislation  Times Union

The Senate Ethics and Internal Governance Committee isn't wasting any time under its new leadership. Two weeks after the committee took part in a joint ...


Mount Vernon ethics board wants Mayor Richard Thomas to pay $5K fine he has not paid  The Journal News | LoHud.com

The Mount Vernon Board of Ethics has asked a judge to order Mayor Richard Thomas to pay a $5000 fine it imposed over his financial disclosure forms.


European Defence Fund agreed amid ethics concerns  EURACTIV

EU institutions reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund (EDF) this week but decisions on the two major issues - budget and funding ...


‘Three Identical Strangers’: The high cost of experimentation without ethics  The Washington Post

For decades, American scientists pushed for progress without regard for human subjects.


Ethics commission measure unveiled  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — Provision to curb public disclosure draws criticism.


Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics  Star Tribune

The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism.


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