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January 5, 2016 Long on The Big ShortSource: Larry Checco
If, like me, you went to see the movie The Big Short over the holidays and didn’t walk out of the theater apoplectic—especially if your world was turned upside down as a result of the housing bubble and Great Recession that...
December 7, 2015 At the Heart of EthicsSource: Huff Post
In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, I traveled to Brussels to speak at the World Forum for Ethics in Business at the European Parliament. Upon arrival, I discovered that the conference was cancelled, then reinstated at the...
There has been a strong emphasis on ethics and values in corporate culture across Europe since the fall-out from the financial crisis. Research unveiled in London today appears to show that corporate ethics programs have...
November 9, 2015 What the Keystone Pipeline's Death Really MeansSource: Fortune
The Obama Administration’s decision on Friday to kill the Keystone XL Pipeline project after seven grueling years of back-and-forth with the government of Canada was a “no brainer” for the United States, particularly now that...
October 28, 2015 Are MBAs to blame for VW and other business ethics fiascos?Source: Fortune
Revelations over egregious behavior by corporate leaders, including at VW, have prompted fresh criticism of MBA students and business school ethics. But is it merited?
October 20, 2015 Business ethics: The spare wheel in the auto industry?Source: Investment Week
The Volkswagen scandal is another painful reminder for investors of the widespread breakdown in business ethics and probity. Indeed, Volkswagen's controversy is merely one of many breaches in the auto sector with record fines for...
October 16, 2015 Matt Taibbi Is Wrong: The Great Crash And Recession Were Not Caused By Fraud And CorruptionSource: Forbes
The root of the 2008 crisis lay in a broad criminal fraud scheme, in which huge masses of home loans were given to people who couldn’t afford them. Those loans in turn were bought back up by giant banks and resold to investors...
October 15, 2015 Oxymoron: Business Ethics on Wall Street, from Volkswagen to tobaccoSource: CD News
When it comes to moral and ethical behavior, Wall Street, big business in general, leaves a lot to be desired. Recent events on Wall Street and revelations about Volkswagen seem to be only the tip of a very large iceberg. And no...
September 30, 2015 Are Baby Boomers bad role models for millennials?Source: Fortune
Millennials are approximately five years away from making up more than 50% of the workplace. Which is why I worry about what they are learning from their role models. Each generation has a major impact on the workplace culture...
September 29, 2015 Volkswagen And The Failure Of Corporate Social ResponsibilitySource: Forbes
The Volkswagen case represents above all an absolute failure in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The company deliberately set out to design a means to circumvent emissions control—a stratagem known at the highest...
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