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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 17, 2014 Scandals shed light on state of business ethicsSource: ECNS
A national anti-corruption campaign at major State-run firms has filled the headlines these last few months, but a spate of smaller scandals last week cast a spotlight on another lower-profile problem that is far too common in...
December 9, 2014 Deutsche Bank Sued by U.S. Over Alleged Tax SchemeSource: Bloomberg
Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) was accused of using underfunded shell companies to evade U.S. taxes in a government lawsuit seeking $190 million in taxes, penalties and interest.
December 8, 2014 Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys GeneralSource: NY Times
The letter to the Environmental Protection Agency from Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma carried a blunt accusation: Federal regulators were grossly overestimating the amount of air pollution caused by energy companies...
Research & Insights
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...
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 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...
Commentary & Opinion
December 8, 2014 Philanthropy Over Policy Equals PlutocracySource: by Larry Checco
Philanthropy verses policy. What’s at stake? In the United States of America, perhaps our entire democratic process. At a recent Brookings Institution event that focused on income inequality, John Prideaux, Washington...
October 23, 2014 [Business Ethics] How Much is Too Much?Source: PCT
Greed is defined as “an overwhelming desire to have more of something (such as money) than is actually needed.”
September 19, 2014 Ethics expert keys on rulesSource: Insurance News Net
Lee Augsburger, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer at Prudential Financial Inc. in Newark, was ranked on the 2013 list of 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere Institute, 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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