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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
April 29, 2016 Sheltering foreign profits from U.S. taxes is no big featSource: Yahoo
The U.S. government chalked up a big victory this month when it stopped pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. from merging with Allergan PLC and shifting its address overseas to avoid U.S. taxes.
April 28, 2016 VW's Biggest Brand Stumbles to Loss on Emissions CrisisSource: Bloomberg
Volkswagen AG’s namesake car brand slumped to a loss in the fourth quarter as the emissions-cheating scandal tarnished its reputation and added costs to appease customers and dealers.
April 27, 2016 EPA orders Mitsubishi to conduct new vehicle testingSource: Reuters
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it ordered Mitsubishi Motors Corp to provide additional information and conduct new tests of U.S. vehicles after the Japanese automaker's admission that it did not properly...
Research & Insights
Concept says an electric vehicle could cut annual carbon emissions by up to 1.7 tonnes over the long-term. The vehicles would be charged from low-emission power sources in New Zealand and usually at off-peak times, such as...
March 1, 2016 Surveys on Business Ethics, 2015Source: Blue and Green Tomorrow
Every year, the IBE publishes a summary of useful surveys which have been published the previous year on a business ethics theme.
January 11, 2016 Business Leaders Get an 'F' in Ethics, Yet AgainSource: Forbes
Each year, Gallup asks people to rate the honesty and ethics of a range of professionals. In 2015, nurses again topped the list, followed by pharmacists, physicians, and high school teachers. Journalists, bankers, and building...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Eur Asia Review
There is no question that, ethics is the great foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Why? Let’s discuss it piece by piece.
April 15, 2016 How Brazil, the darling of the developing world, came undoneSource: Washington Post
BRASILIA — It was called the “Brazil model,” or simply “the Lula model,” back when this country’s economy was roaring and its president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was a superstar of the developing world.
April 15, 2016 The Cost of Corporate Tax AvoidanceSource: The Atlantic
World leaders, celebrities, and even soccer players, a leak from the law firm Mossack Fonseca recently revealed, are fond of using shell companies to avoid paying taxes. While as of yet, few high-profile American names have been...
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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