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Business Ethics - Articles, News, Information on Business Ethics Issues

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

October 5, 2014 Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed

The Baltimore Sun - "These manufacturers need to put more focus on research, less focus on marketing, and we hope this kind of financial transparency will encourage that," said Lisa Swirsky, senior policy analyst for Consumers...

October 2, 2014 Former white-collar criminal uses experience as a lesson in business ethics

Source: Biz Journal

After receiving his master’s degree in finance from Mercer University, Walter Pavlo began his career like many graduates, confident and optimistic about the road ahead of him. He never thought that one day his path would lead him...

September 26, 2014 Business Ethics v. Munchkinism

Source: Sandusky Register

Despite the varied cases, many come down to people doing things that they can do, but should not have done. Or, even if no specific law existed, there was no consistent process used nor reasonable amount of time given to ensure...

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

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...

September 10, 2014 How we can make ethical shopping a changing force

Eco-business - Good For Us founder Chris Jensen calls for innovative ways to make ethical shopping - buying from brands that do right by workers and the environment - more widely and easily accessible. Ethical shopping is one of...

August 15, 2014 Uber Plays Dirty – Why The Company Needs An App For Business Ethics Training

Source: JD Supra

We have all experienced that moment where, while we don’t plan on drinking that much, one jack and coke leads to another…and another…and…another, and then he bar is suddenly transformed into an intense merry go round… and, well...


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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