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May 24, 2011 Gifts to state pension officials are under investigation

Source: LA Times

California's political watchdog agency has opened an investigation into gifts to state pension officials from private equity fund managers.The state's Fair Political Practices Commission is conducting the investigation, made...

May 18, 2011 Tenaris to Pay $5.4 Million in SEC's First-Ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Source: Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C.– The Securities and Exchange Commission today entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Tenaris S.A. in its first-ever use of the approach to facilitate and reward cooperation in SEC...[more]

May 18, 2011 New York Investigates Banks’ Role in Financial Crisis

Source: NY Times

The New York attorney general has requested information and documents in recent weeks from three major Wall Street banks about their mortgage securities operations during the credit boom, indicating the existence of a new...

May 16, 2011 SEC's revolving door to Wall Street gets fresh scrutiny

Source: Reuters

At least 219 former officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission have left since 2006 to help clients with business before the agency, bringing fresh allegations of a "revolving door" that leaves the commission too cozy...

May 12, 2011 Wall St. titan convicted with help from wiretaps, which may get more use in white-collar cases

Source: Washington Post

NEW YORK — The jury that returned a guilty verdict to all charges against a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder proved to have a voracious appetite for the audiotapes of him talking to fellow traders and friends at public...

May 12, 2011 Vatican working group calls for steps to combat climate change

Source: GAI Newsroom

VATICAN CITY -- Nations and individuals have a duty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enact policies that mitigate global warming, according to a new policy statement issued by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a...[more]


Source: The Swazi Observer

The ethics discussion is an imperative in entrepreneurship. Every enterprise comprises people who need to translate mechanical operations into humane decisions, embalmed with social considerations, without being subversive to...

May 6, 2011 Research and Markets: Managing Business Ethics, 5th Edition

Source: BusinessWire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Managing Business Ethics, 5th Edition" to their...[more]

May 5, 2011 UBS settles with U.S. in muni bond case

Source: Reuters

UBS AG acknowledged that its former employees in its municipal bond reinvestment desk broke the law, and agreed to pay $160 million to federal and state agencies, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

April 28, 2011 Study: Mandatory Sustainability Reporting Improves Corporate Behavior

Source: Business Ethics

Requiring that companies report on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives leads to broad improvement in socially responsible management practices, according to new academic research. A working paper based on...

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