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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
The European Commission on Friday approved imports of Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 Xtend genetically modified soybean variety, after months of delays that had derailed the U.S. seed giant's product launch this spring.
July 21, 2016 HSBC Currency Traders Got Greedy on ChristmasSource: Bloomberg
Federal agents surprised an HSBC Holdings Plc executive as he prepared to fly out of New York’s Kennedy airport around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, arresting him for an alleged front-running scheme involving a $3.5 billion currency...
U.S. federal prosecutors plan to seek permission as early as Wednesday to seize more than $1 billion in assets purchased with money allegedly misappropriated from a Malaysian state investment company, the New York Times reported.
Research & Insights
June 27, 2016 Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: studySource: Japan Today
The looming arrival of self-driving vehicles is likely to vastly reduce traffic fatalities, but also poses difficult moral dilemmas, researchers say in a study.
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.
Commentary & Opinion
July 1, 2016 The imploding cabal to criminalize climate dissentSource: NY Post
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his fellow greenies are getting a lesson about the dangers of believing their own propaganda.
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.
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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