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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

September 26, 2016 Teaching business ethics

Source: University World News

In the past decade we have witnessed the results of business people doing bad things and the misfortune it has inflicted on individuals and society – and each time we ask, “What can we do to prevent such a bad thing from...

September 22, 2016 Lawmakers grill Mylan CEO over EpiPen price hikes

Source: Washington Post

Lawmakers chastised Mylan's chief executive for amassing an $18 million salary at a contentious congressional hearing Wednesday afternoon, as she evaded questions about how much profit the pharmaceutical company made off the...

September 21, 2016 Mylan CEO set to defend EpiPen prices amid public outcry

Source: US News

The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens, signaling the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry and questions from skeptical lawmakers

Research & Insights

June 27, 2016 Ethics dilemmas may hold back autonomous cars: study

Source: 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.

March 22, 2016 Electric cars, not solar panels, more likely to cut NZ carbon footprint - report

Source: Stuff.com.nz

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, 2015

Source: 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

September 16, 2016 Hey, Wells Fargo: Are You Kidding Me?

Source: Forbes

The largest U.S. bank by stock value, Wells Fargo WFC -0.80%, was hit with fines amounting to just under $200 million for its rogue sales behavior.

September 1, 2016 Mylan’s EpiPen Price-Gouging is Unethical

Source: Triple Pundit

From 2007 to 2015, the average wholesale price of an EpiPen increased by 461 percent, from $56.64 to $317.82. During the same time period, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch’s salary increased by 671 percent, from around $2.5 million to...

August 26, 2016 Drug companies spend millions to keep charging high prices

Source: LA Times

Pharmaceutical heavyweight Mylan, the latest poster child for drug-industry greed, finally stuck up for itself Thursday. It argued that “the system,” not avarice, was to blame for the company jacking up the price of EpiPens, 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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