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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).
News & Updates
December 11, 2013 On human rights day, investors affirm responsibility of businessSource: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
NEW YORK -In commemoration of Human Rights Day 2013, today members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of faith-based and socially responsible investors, announced that they would begin a month-long...
December 9, 2013 Switzerland Urges Banks to Meet U.S. Disclosure DeadlineSource: Bloomberg
Swiss authorities are urging banks to quash their doubts and enter a U.S. voluntary disclosure program aimed at uncovering American tax evaders. The Swiss financial watchdog Finma requested banks to decide by today whether they...
December 5, 2013 Swiss oil companies suck Nigeria dry, implicated in secret deal
Spy Ghana - including compliance with the îExtractive Industries Transparency Initiativeî (EITI). Among the top 10 oil producers in the world and the leading producer in Africa, Nigeria used the EITI to combat the...
Research & Insights
July 9, 2013 Corruption getting worse, says pollSource: 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 mapSource: 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...
April 8, 2013 Business Ethics 101 in 2013Source: Main Street.com
NEW YORK —In decades past, bad business ethics might have been defined as stealing a stapler from the office, taking a nap at your desk after lunch or, for executives, skimming off the top. And though business ethics today...
Commentary & Opinion
Only 22 percent of Americans trust the financial system. Despite a broad stock market rally since the financial crisis officially ended, public distrust of banks and investment banks has not fully abated," says reputation...
October 24, 2013 Why business schools need business ethicsSource: Guardian
Economic inequality in society also undermines our institutions. MBA deans must find a moral voice or face a crisis of legitimacy
October 17, 2013 The Bloodlust of Pundits Swirls Around Jamie DimonSource: NY Times
Jamie Dimon should be fired. That seems to be the conclusion of some in the pundit class about JPMorgan Chase’s chairman and chief executive. Writers, editors and bloggers have made it clear that they want his scalp: “NOW Are We...
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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