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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

August 20, 2014 U.K. bank hit with $300 million New York fine

Source: CNN Money

Standard Chartered Bank will pay $300 million for not meeting the terms of a money laundering settlement with the state of New York.

August 19, 2014 Auditing Firm Fined Millions For Involvement In Money-Laundering To Terrorist States

Source: The Daily Caller

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been fined $25 million and suspended from consulting for two years for aiding a Japanese bank in laundering money to terrorist states, the New York Post reports.

August 15, 2014 The Ethical Tea Partnership links with Fairtrade

FoodBev - The îFairtrade Labelling Organizations Internationalî (FLO) and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) are announcing a joint commitment to work together to improve the lives of tea workers and promote...

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

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...

August 12, 2014 SRI – There’s No Place for Morals in Business

Source: Investorplace.com

The fact that so many hand-wringing leftists demonize American success stories like Walmart (WMT) should come as no surprise, because the left believes there cannot be success without someone suffering as a result.

August 5, 2014 Corporate transparency: why honesty is the best policy

theguardian.com - Similarly, the îWorld Resources Instituteî has helped establish a cloud-based service that maps day-to-day changes in global forest cover. For an investor with exposure to the palm oil industry or...


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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