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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 3, 2015 Here's a Simple Lesson on Business Ethics From the Former CFO of Enron

Source: Bloomberg

Andrew Fastow, the former chief financial officer of Enron was a speaker at Camp Alphaville, a conference hosted by the Financial Times' well-known finance blog Alphaville. Since leaving prison, he's been talking to business...

June 19, 2015 The 12 most corrupt countries in the world

The Business Insider - The recent FIFA scandal shone a spotlight on the prevalence of global corruption. A recent report from Verisk îMaplecroftî, a risk analysis and forecasting company, now identifies where similar...

June 10, 2015 Deutsche Bank raid linked to probe

Source: Independent Online

Berlin - A raid of Deutsche Bank AG’s Frankfurt offices on Tuesday is part of a crackdown on a long-controversial trading strategy that helps investors claim credit for taxes they never paid, people with knowledge of the matter...

Research & Insights

May 20, 2015 Survey: Wall Street ethics still an oxymoron

Source: CBS: Money Watch

July marks the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, better known as the Dodd-Frank Act. The measure was a direct response to the excesses perpetrated by Wall Street and to the lack...

May 19, 2015 Historic Survey of Financial Services Professionals Reveals Widespread Disregard for Ethics and an Alarming Use of Secrecy Policies and Agreements to Silence Employees

Source: SYS-Con Media

The survey, the most expansive of its kind, polled more than 1,200 U.S. and U.K.-based financial services professionals to examine views on workplace ethics, the nexus between principles and profits, the state of industry...

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

Commentary & Opinion

July 1, 2015 Build your office on a foundation of ethics

Source: Business Report

Ethical conduct in the workplace is of the utmost importance, and infusing a culture of moral sensitivity throughout an organisation is not just in line with the survival of society, it is also key to the survival of business,...

June 16, 2015 Stamping Out Corruption: 4 Lessons Companies Should Heed

Source: Forbes

As the recent FIFA scandals show, corruption can all too easily become entrenched in companies. Further, as it is a deeply rooted social and economic problem in many countries, there are many commonplace but flimsy arguments to...

June 8, 2015 The Game Of Ethics

Source: Forbes

Sometimes when you get to chatting with someone about their professional journey – you can get bored or disinterested. And then sometimes you become COMPLETELY ENTHRALLED. When I learned that Marcy Maslov found herself in a...


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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