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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

July 29, 2014 Lloyds Bank Settles With US, UK Over Market Fixing

Source: ABC News

Lloyds Banking Group is paying $369 million to U.S. and British authorities to settle allegations it manipulated a key global interest rate. Lloyds, one of the world's largest banks, on Monday became the sixth financial firm...

July 29, 2014 Smith & Wesson hit for overseas bribes

Source: CNN Money

Smith & Wesson has found itself on the wrong side of the law while trying to sell guns to police officials overseas. The Massachusetts-based company has agreed to pay the U.S. government $2 million for bribing officials in...

July 25, 2014 Turning To Ethics When Trust In Business Is At An All-Time Low (What About Pay?)

Source: Forbes

After years of feeling they might be fighting lone battles, all the ‘good guys’ with an interest in better business, leadership and corporate governance could be forgiven for giving a little cheer. Not only is ‘sustainability’...

Research & Insights

April 24, 2014 New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

Source: Mashable.com

The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea...

July 9, 2013 Corruption getting worse, says poll

Source: BBC News

More than one in two people think corruption has worsened over the last two years, according to a public opinion survey by Transparency International. Its annual Global Corruption Barometer found 27% of respondents said they had...

July 9, 2013 Population who have paid a bribe - interactive map

Source: BBC News

The poor record of some African nations on bribery stands out. Sierra Leone has the highest number of respondents admitting to having paid a bribe - 84% - and seven out of nine of the countries with the highest reported bribery...

Commentary & Opinion

July 16, 2014 How to invest ethically

theguardian.com - The study from îEurosifî, the Brussels-based European Sustainable Investment Forum, claims that an exciting new phase in the development of ethical investment is now taking place in the UK. To mark...

June 19, 2014 Good corp, bad corp - the rapid rise of business ethics

Source: The Independent

The venue was apt for an evening’s debate on business ethics entitled “Good corp, bad corp”. In the floors above were the UK corporate headquarters for both Google and Vitol, a secretive global commodities trading house which...

April 5, 2014 Actions General Motors should take to clean up its mess

FOX News - We hope that is true. Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, thinks that today's General Motors should be held accountable for the actions of the pre-bankruptcy company and that...


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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