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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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Everyday Ethics: Practical philosophy  Reading Eagle

Ethics often is called a practical philosophy because it hopes to teach us how to live better lives, at least as one of the earliest philosophers, Socrates, said.


Watchdogs open 2nd ethics probe of top Interior officials  San Francisco Chronicle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department's internal watchdog confirmed on Tuesday that it is investigating allegations of ethical misconduct by senior ...


Does your company have an AI ethics dilemma?  CTOvision

Read Alexa Hagerty and Igor Rubinov take a look at the ethical dilemma's companies face while deploying artificial intelligence on Information Age :.


DEEPER FINDINGS: Another Georgia Tech official resigns after ethics probe findings  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A top Georgia Tech administrator violated ethics rules when he directed business to a vendor based on a relationship that was at one point romantic, according ...


AI ethics governance: 7 key factors to consider  TechRepublic

Tech companies that create AI systems might encounter ethical challenges. When you're forming an AI ethics committee, be sure to think about these seven ...


Ex-watchdog says state ethics panel buried report of misconduct by fellow legislator in process she calls 'broken'  Chicago Tribune

The former Illinois legislative inspector general says the ethics commission that oversaw her work buried a report of alleged misconduct by one of their fellow ...


Panel moves to open up ethics reviews  Evanston Now

Members of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Evanston City Council Rules Committee Monday agreed to open up the ethics complaint process to more public ...


Final Gillum ethics hearing set for tomorrow, as City discusses transparency  WCTV

Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's final ethics hearing is set for Wednesday morning. The City Commission is also set to discuss new ethics rules at its ...


St. Tammany sheriff's candidate files ethics complaint against incumbent Randy Smith  NOLA.com

A candidate for St. Tammany Parish sheriff said he has filed an ethics complaint against incumbent Randy Smith, claiming Smith used public resources to create ...


R.I. ethics panel to investigate lt. gov.s omission on form  The Providence Journal

The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted unanimously Tuesday morning to authorize an investigation into a complaint against Lt. Gov. Dan McKee for failing ...


US attorney-general gets ethics waiver for 1MDB case  Financial Times

William Barr's former firm Kirkland & Ellis represents Goldman Sachs in the case.


CFP Board Maps Out Ethics and Standards, With Charts  ThinkAdvisor

To help certified financial planners better understand the code of ethics and standards of conduct, and comply with new rules that take effect Oct. 1, the Certified ...


Andrew Gillum's brother subpoenaed to testify in ethics hearing  Tallahassee.com

The Florida Commission on Ethics, in an apparently unexpected move, subpoenaed Andrew Gillum's brother to testify during the former mayor's hearing.


Overnight Energy: Six Interior officials under ethics investigation | EPA chief failed to disclose former lobbying client | Greens ask Wheeler to back up claim that climate change is '50 to 75 years out' | TheHill  The Hill

SIX INTERIOR OFFICIALS UNDER ETHICS INVESTIGATION: The Interior Department's top watchdog is investigating six agency officials for potential ethics ...


Ethics for the AI-enabled warfighter — the human 'Warrior-in-the-Design' | TheHill  The Hill

Can a victor truly be crowned in the great power competition for artificial intelligence? According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, “whoever becomes the ...


Baltimore City Council members introduce new bills to strengthen ethics laws  WBAL TV Baltimore

A set of bills, meant to strengthen city ethics laws, is now part of the discussion at City Hall.


Ethics Alone Can’t Fix Big Tech  Slate

Ethics can provide blueprints for good tech, but it can't implement them.


Olean officials may mull censure, ethics probe over Alderman Dougherty water pipe-smoking video  Olean Times Herald

OLEAN — Censure and ethics investigations have not been ruled out in response to a video allegedly depicting Alderman Kevin Dougherty smoking marijuana ...


Bainbridge city attorney finds flaws in two recent Ethics Board opinions  Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge Island City Attorney Joe Levan has issued two memos that point out several legal flaws in a pair of opinions issued last week by the city's Ethics ...


KPMG 2019 CCO Survey Identifies Ethics and Compliance Areas for Enhancement  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by KPMG LLP shows a consensus across industries that enterprises plan to strengthen their ability to ...


No conflict if Cupertino vice mayor votes on Vallco mall, state ethics agency says  The Mercury News

The state ethics agency said in an advice letter that while Vice Mayor Liang Chao lives close to Vallco, she won't be affected by a development more than others ...


Rahm Emanuel’s legacy on ethics: The storm cloud lifted — except at CPS  Chicago Sun-Times

Inspector General Joe Ferguson, asked if Emanuel has run a clean administration, said he has but added that "you'd have to say that's a low bar."


A New Model For AI Ethics In R&D  Forbes

n recent years, the topic of ethics in artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked growing concern in academia, at tech companies, and among policymakers here and ...


Interior Dept. Opens Ethics Investigation of Its New Chief, David Bernhardt  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into ethics complaints against the agency's newly installed secretary, ...


EU beats Google to the punch in setting strategy for ethical A.I.  CNBC

Less than one week after Google scrapped its AI ethics council, the European Union has set out its own guidelines for achieving "trustworthy" artificial ...


A Googler who brought down Google's AI ethics board says she's now facing retaliation  MIT Technology Review

One of the leading figures in the movement to disband Google's AI ethics board says she and other employee activists are now being punished for their activism.


City's Independent Ethics Board finalizes draft of tougher new ordinance  Tallahassee.com

The city of Tallahassee's Independent Ethics Board proposed lowering the burden of proof in misuse of office cases, making it easier to prove wrongdoing.


Ethics bills enter final stages | Government, Politics and Elections  Bismarck Tribune

Two bills to implement voter-approved mandates for North Dakota state government ethics are nearing their endgame, with one likely edging ahead.


News director accuses Paasch of ethics violation  Curry Coastal Pilot

KCIW News Director Lori Gallo-Stoddard has filed an ethics complaint against County Commissioner Chris Paasch, accusing him of using “his county website to ...


Ethicists are no more ethical than the rest of us, study finds  Quartz

For all their pontificating and complex moral theories, ethicists are just as disappointingly flawed as the rest of humanity. A study of 417 professors published last ...


Exclusive: Google cancels AI ethics board in response to outcry  Vox.com

This week, Vox and other outlets reported that Google's newly created AI ethics board was falling apart amid controversy over several of the board members.


Expert Panel: What even IS “tech ethics”?  TechCrunch

It's been a pleasure, this past month, to launch a weekly series investigating issues in tech ethics, here at TechCrunch. As discussions around my first few pieces ...


Aurora City Council considers updated ethics ordinance  Chicago Tribune

The Aurora City Council is continuing to consider an updated ethics ordinance. Aldermen recently heard about changes to the current ordinance recommended ...


Can We Teach Machines A Code Of Ethics?  Forbes

Interview with Aimee van Wynsberghe, assistant professor of ethics and robotics at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands. I. t's not too early to think about ...


The Growing Marketplace For AI Ethics  Forbes

A brief roundup of some of the more influential ethical-AI frameworks and models to emerge around the globe—from the Asilomar Principles to best-practice ...


Compliance, ethics, and live calls  TechCrunch

Reminder: Live conference call today at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT We have TechCrunch writers Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark talking all things tech today — be ...


The problem with AI ethics  The Verge

Big tech companies like Google and Microsoft have embraced AI ethics boards and charters, assuring the public that they're essential to keeping the worst ...


Former Colorado Secretary of State Gessler paid his ethics fine  Colorado Springs Gazette

After six-plus years and more than $500000 of taxpayer expense, former Secretary of State Scott Gessler has paid the state his $1514.88 fine for ethics ...


The Ethics of Dangerous Jobs: Why Higher Pay Isn't Enough  Knowledge@Wharton

Paying people more to do a dangerous job doesn't absolve firms of the ethical question of whether it is permissible to expose those employees to risk.


Theranos whistleblowers launch tech ethics venture  CNN

Theranos whistleblowers Erika Cheung and Tyler Shultz are starting a new organization called Ethics in Entrepreneurship, which seeks to help other ...


4 Industries That Feel The Urgency Of AI Ethics  Forbes

Are companies taking up the mantle of responsibility when it comes to making sure that AI is used responsibly? A survey of the industries where the AI stakes are ...


Andrew Gillum's Brother Becomes Focus of Ethics Hearing  tallahasseereports.com

On Monday, the Tallahassee Democrat reported that the Florida Commission on Ethics filed a motion to subpoena Andrew Gillum's brother, Marcus, to testify at ...


Everyday ethics: Being neighborly  Reading Eagle

A few simple rules can make neighborhood life much more pleasant.


Microsoft will be adding AI ethics to its standard checklist for product release  GeekWire

Microsoft executive Harry Shum says the company will “one day very soon” add an AI ethics review to its standard checklist of audits for new products.


Rise Of The Chief Ethics Officer  Forbes

The C-suite has a new denizen. A few forward-looking companies have instituted a chief ethics officer position. This executive helps steer corporate values more ...


Policy and Ethics Partners First Year Experience Culminates with East Coast Trip  Illinois Wesleyan University

March 29, 2019. Policy and Ethics Partners at the Washington Monument Policy and Ethics Partners stand outside the Washington Monument. BLOOMINGTON ...


Nancy Pelosi cautions on impeachment as she decries Trump's ethics  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

WASHINGTON >> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, acknowledging a Democratic divide over new findings from Robert Mueller, appeared to urge her caucus to ...


Ethics commissioner opens probe into Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon  CityNews Calgary

MONTREAL — Quebec's ethics commissioner has announced she is opening an investigation into Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon regarding assets he ...


Google’s brand-new AI ethics board is already falling apart  Vox.com

Just a week after it was announced, Google's new AI ethics board is already in trouble. The board, founded to guide “responsible development of AI” at Google, ...


Europe's Quest For Ethics In Artificial Intelligence  Forbes

This week a group of 52 experts appointed by the European Commission published extensive Ethics Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence (AI), which seek to ...


Renacci used taxpayer-funded resources for campaigns, ethics probe finds  The Columbus Dispatch

The Office of Congressional Ethics has found that former U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci improperly used the resources of his government office in his campaigns last ...


Jim Renacci's congressional staffers improperly used official resources for his campaign, ethics office says  cleveland.com

The Office of Congressional Ethics on Wednesday released its investigation of an Ohio Democratic Party complaint that former Wadsworth GOP Rep.


March Madness’s Toughest Matchup: Brackets vs. Ethics  The New York Times

Fans who follow college basketball closely know about the game's intractable relationship to corruption. But turn away from the big party every March? That's a ...


Newsweek engages Poynter Institute to reinforce newsroom standards, ethics & best practices  Poynter

Kelly McBride, SVP & Chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at Poynter, to Serve as Editorial Advisor. NEW YORK, NY and ST.


AI Ethics: Seven Traps  Freedom to Tinker

By Annette Zimmermann and Bendert Zevenbergen. The question of how to ensure that technological innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence ...


Hey Google, sorry you lost your ethics council, so we made one for you  MIT Technology Review

We asked experts for practical suggestions on why Google's AI ethics council bombed and what the company should do next.


Computer Scientists Say AI’s Underdeveloped Ethics Have Yet To Move Beyond Libertarian Phase  The Onion

CAMBRIDGE—Amid the tech industry's efforts to eliminate the biases recently observed in facial recognition software and other intelligent algorithms, the ...


Ethics panel dismisses complaint about APS board member’s phone vote  Atlanta Journal Constitution

One complaint alleged that Atlanta school board chairman improperly allowed a member to vote by phone during a March meeting.


Data science, ethics, and the 'massive scumbags' problem  ZDNet

Discussions of ethics in data science and artificial intelligence are all well and good, but they won't go anywhere if the prime directive is making massive profits ...


Google employees are lining up to trash Google’s AI ethics council  MIT Technology Review

The independent council was meant to help Google's public image, but the blowback shows just how fraught—and politicized—use of AI is becoming.


The Tricky Ethics of Google's Cloud Ambitions  WIRED

Google's attempt to wrest more cloud computing dollars from market leaders Amazon and Microsoft got a new boss late last year. Next week, Thomas Kurian is ...


Why Ethical AI Is A Critical Differentiator  Forbes

As businesses race to adopt AI, their ability to use it ethically—and in ways that generate trust from customers, partners, and the public—will become a ...


Ethics body questions ex-EPA chief's $50-a-night condo deal  Star Tribune

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is refusing to certify one of the final financial disclosure reports of ex-Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, ...


As tech giants seek help on AI ethics, where they seek it matters  Quartz

Google recently formed an AI ethics council, but was criticized for including the head of a conservative think tank who has espoused some not-so-progressive ...


Principles of AI Governance and Ethics Should Apply to All Technologies  Lawfare

Despite Google's recent dissolution of its artificial intelligence (AI) ethics board, IT vendors (including Google) are increasingly defining principles to guide the ...


Many professions have codes of ethics - so why not politics?  The Conversation AU

Given there have been so many ethical breaches from parliamentarians in recent years, instituting a code of ethics is worth considering.


Real or artificial? Tech titans declare AI ethics concerns  Washington Post

The biggest tech companies want you to know that they're taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, ...


5.23 Emerge Shanghai | Can ethical AI actually exist in China?  TechNode

China tech leaders are now beginning to stress the importance of technology's safe development.


A former Abu Dhabi investing official thinks ethics are going to play a bigger role in market decisions  CNBC

Investors will soon apply ESG criteria to global governments, according to Paul O'Brien, the former deputy CIO of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which ...


Ethics Panel Says Renacci May Have Campaigned With Taxpayer-Funded Resources  The Statehouse News Bureau

Independent ethics investigators say former Congressman Jim Renacci misused official resources for his campaigns for governor in 2017 and US Senator last.


De Blasio violated ethics rules by courting developer donations: report  Curbed NY

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has long been criticized for being chummy with the developers he promised to hold to account when he took office in 2014, ...


Changes could be coming to town's ethics code  Suffolk Times

Town Attorney Bill Duffy presented several proposed changes to the town's ethics code Tuesday. The changes, Mr. Duffy said, would result in a more effective ...


Leading Doctors Discussed Creating Ethical Medical Miracles at the TIME 100 Summit  TIME

Dr. George Church, Dr. Giuliana Testa and Dr. Pardis Sabeti talked about creating medical miracles, ethically at the TIME 100 Summit.


David Bernhardt confirmed as Interior secretary despite ethics concerns  Los Angeles Times

David Bernhardt, President Trump's pick to the lead the Interior Department, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday amid persistent ethical concerns and ...


IoT Security and AI Ethics Among Topics to Be Featured at Annual IEEE Event  IEEE Spectrum

THE INSTITUTEThis year's IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC Summit) not only addresses crucial technologies but also highlights the ...


Self-Driving Cars Get An Ethics Upgrade  wgbh.org

It's been just over a year since the first pedestrian was hit and killed by a self-driving car in Tempe, Ariz. Since then, we've learned a lot about the algorithms that ...


Julián Castro Got Off Easy for Ethics Trouble in the Last Presidential Campaign  The Intercept

In 2016, then-HUD Secretary Julián Castro violated a federal law while campaigning for Hillary Clinton; the Obama administration chose not to reprimand him.


Rob's Replacements, Millionaire Candidates, the Ethics of Shaun Scott's Suggested Donations, and More City Council Election News  TheStranger.com

'Suggested Donations' OK for Democracy Vouchers: In last week's election roundup I reported on allegations made against District 4 candidate Shaun Scott.


'Ethics' bill leaves Georgia journalists on edge  Columbia Journalism Review

The scene from the floor on April 2, the final day of the 2019 Georgia legislative session. Photo by Stephen Fowler. In the waning hours of Georgia's legislative ...


Granny Flat Advocate Philip Kingston Is Building a Flat of His Own—and Faces an Ethics Case Over it  D Magazine

Councilman Philip Kingston faces an ethics complaint that he pushed for a zoning change in his East Dallas neighborhood that would allow him to rent out a ...


Ethics speaker: Effective team leadership is an ethical duty  Cornell Chronicle

Managers have an ethical responsibility to effectively lead, Kristin Behfar, Ph.D. '03, professor of strategic leadership and ethics, said in her Day Family Ethics ...


INTERIOR: Bernhardt pushes ethics reforms amid complaints -- Wednesday, April 3  E&E News

Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt is scheduled for a vote tomorrow in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, amid an ethics ...


School of Social Work holds ethics panel about immigration in the U.S.  The Daily Tar Heel

Viridiana Martinez, founder and director of Alerta Migratoria, a community for North Carolina refugees and immigrants, advises social work students and faculty.


U.S. Ethics Office Declines to Certify Mnuchin’s Financial Disclosure  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The top federal ethics watchdog said on Thursday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's sale of his stake in a film production business to ...


Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics  Reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging ...


House Ethics panel releases details in ongoing probe of Schweikert  Cronkite News

The House Ethics Committee released details of its probe of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, that began last year finding "substantial reason to believe" ...


Sen. Steve Santarsiero resigns from law firm after ethics dig  Bucks County Courier Times

State Sen. Steve Santarsiero has resigned as partner with law firm Curtin & Heefner after an attorney representing the Rockhill Quarry accused him of a conflict ...


Ethics And Inclusion: Designing For The AI Future We Want To Live In  Forbes

Can technology be designed in an ethical vacuum? Not if certain thinkers have anything to say about it. To these theorists at the forefront of AI ethics, a moral AI ...


Former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes to pay $50,000 to settle ethics case  Statesman Journal

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has reached a tentative agreement with former First Lady Cylvia Hayes that requires her to pay $50,000 to settle ...


Ethics, Secrets and Social Media! Oh My! | Texas Lawyer  Law.com

This week we find Dr. Bull consulting in the good ol' Lone Star State on a custody matter. He and his team—lead attorney Benny Colón and former…


Adam Schiff Does 180 On The Ethics Of Using ‘Stolen’ Info Against Political Foes  The Daily Caller

Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff appears to have reversed his position on the ethics of using “stolen” information against political foes. “It's not OK to use ...


Are big tech’s efforts to show it cares about data ethics another diversion?  The Guardian

Google's establishment of an advisory council comes across as little more than window-dressing.


How big tech designs its own rules of ethics to avoid scrutiny and accountability  The Conversation AU

Feelgood, high-level data ethics principles are not fit for the purpose of regulating big tech. Applied ethics might be useful ... but stronger regulation is the ...


Google and the ethics of business in China  The Economist

ANYONE WHO has suffered a Chinese burn as a child will remember the pain when two hands grip the forearm and twist the skin in opposite directions.


The ethics of artificial intelligence: Teaching computers to be good people  CU Boulder Today

Real AI is lightyears away from the all-too-common sci-fi depiction of a heartlessly rational computer, though researchers are already grappling with ways to ...


Ethics panel releases details in ongoing probe of Rep. Schweikert  KTAR.com

The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday released details of its probe of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, that began last year finding “substantial ...


Ethics Forum: Questions and Answers on Professional Responsibility | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.com

I represent a husband who has an ongoing domestic case for support and property issues with his wife. As part of trying to resolve those issues a full and ...


Inside The R&D Of AI Ethics  Forbes

A talk with Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School professor and the faculty director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, on the crucial business ...


Managing The Ethics Of Algorithms  Forbes

AI bias is getting attention because of high-profile incidents when algorithms went haywire. But aren't algorithms supposed to be unbiased by definition?


Ethics Board to Councilman Peltier: 'Stop this harassing behavior'  Bainbridge Island Review

Latest ethics review blasts councilman for 'campaign of harassment' against former city manager.


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