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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

December 17, 2014 Scandals shed light on state of business ethics

Source: 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 Scheme

Source: 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 General

Source: 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

July 30, 2014 Breakdown of business ethics destroying shareholder value, says Ecclesiastical

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...

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...

Commentary & Opinion

December 8, 2014 Philanthropy Over Policy Equals Plutocracy

Source: 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...[more]

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 rules

Source: 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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