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On Ethics and Ethical Behavior

"Ethos," the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-332 BCE) taught the world some 24 centuries ago, is very important for leaders to have and to demonstrate if they want to succeed in shaping public opinion. Individual and collective ethos is at the heart of who we are and what we stand for.  Aristotle perfected his principles of rhetoric " effective political speech -- and taught his students the power of rhetoric, which he explained was one of the foundation stones of [then] emerging western democracy (in Ancient Greece). 

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News & Updates

April 23, 2015 This is how much money the arrested trader made on the 'flash crash'

Source: Fortune

Nearly five years after the so-called “flash crash”—when the market dropped hundreds of points in the span of a few minutes on May 6, 2010—authorities have arrested a trader that they believe helped cause the swoon.

April 23, 2015 Trader’s Arrest Raises Concerns About Market Rigging

Source: NY Times

The arrest of a little-known futures trader this week drew back the curtain on a pernicious-sounding practice that has been said to distort global financial markets.

April 22, 2015 EU fires warning shot at Gazprom with market abuse charge

Source: The Guardian

EU regulators have formally charged the Russian gas company Gazprom with abusing its dominant market position in Europe, a move that risks inflaming tensions with the Kremlin.

Research & Insights

March 26, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors

Source: Business Reporter

FTSE100 companies are failing to provide investors with clear measures of how they maintain robust ethical standards, according to a study by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

March 19, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ study shows that while 91 per cent of the FTSE100 refer in their annual reports to their high standards of business ethics and integrity, only 8 per cent provided a specific metric of...

July 30, 2014 Breakdown of business ethics destroying shareholder value, says Ecclesiastical

Source: Blue & Green Tomorrow

An insight from Ecclesiastical demonstrates the impact corporate misconduct can have on shareholder value. According to the report, corporate businesses in the US and UK have wasted $150 billion (£88.5bn) over the past five...

Commentary & Opinion

April 9, 2015 Nine Steps to Make Your Company’s Ethics Training Program Stick

Source: Accounting Web

It’s not easy to embed business ethics throughout an organization, because it’s not always easy to define the “right thing to do” – especially when different people define “right and wrong” in different ways. To add to the...

April 2, 2015 Walmart Emerges as Unlikely Social Force

Source: NY Times

Walmart, which has deployed its financial might to squeeze extra gallons of gas out of its trucks and shave pennies off the price of laundry detergent, did something unexpected this week: It muscled its way into a divisive social...

March 31, 2015 What Are the Ethical Implications of Emerging Tech'

ISN - This article was originally published by Agenda, a blog operated by the îWorld Economic Forumî, on 4 March, 2015. In the past four decades, technology has fundamentally altered our lives: from the way we work,...


I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

--Aristotle, on Ethics

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