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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
March 27, 2015 The only way is ethics, according to small companies, as business editor Peter McMillan finds outSource: Echo (UK)
Small firms aren't pulling their punches as they lay into their bigger counterparts over late payments. Half of the companies (51 per cent) questioned in a survey conducted by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) say they have...
New York Times - The victims of the fraud were an unlikely collection of îNew York City pensionî funds and prominent private investors, the authorities said. City investors included teachers and police officers, while...
March 19, 2015 Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle a class-action suit over its massive data breachSource: Business Insider
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Target Corp has agreed to pay $10 million in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit related to a huge 2013 data breach that consumers say compromised their personal financial information, court...
Research & Insights
March 26, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investorsSource: 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
March 19, 2015 The moral maze: How poor company ethics can cost investors
The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors’ study shows that while 91 per cent of the FTSE100 refer in their annual reports to their high standards of business ethics and integrity, only 8 per cent provided a specific metric of...
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...
Commentary & Opinion
March 26, 2015 The Thorny Task of Advocating Good Corporate BehaviorSource: NY Times
In the war to control corporations, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the $300 billion pension fund, has decided that it is willing to actively press companies to emphasize the environment, diversity and good...
March 12, 2015 The Case for Ethics in Business
Fresh Business Thinking - So should a company adopt ethical practices as a means of improving and securing a companyâs economic performance' According to îEIRISî, studies show that ethics-related news influences...
That there is a difference between pay for men and pay for women is true. And it’s also true that we’d like to work out why this is happening. Only once we know what is happening and why can we then try to make policy decisions...
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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