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December 30, 2013 Did You Bring Your Business Ethics to Work Today?

Source: Human

Writing recently about developing a code of conduct or code of ethics, as it is sometimes called, I was struck by the importance of an organization having a code to guide employee behavior.

November 11, 2013 "Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets" - Still a Concern 5+ Years Later

Source: WISTV

Only 22 percent of Americans trust the financial system. Despite a broad stock market rally since the financial crisis officially ended, public distrust of banks and investment banks has not fully abated," says reputation...

October 24, 2013 Why business schools need business ethics

Source: Guardian

Economic inequality in society also undermines our institutions. MBA deans must find a moral voice or face a crisis of legitimacy

October 17, 2013 The Bloodlust of Pundits Swirls Around Jamie Dimon

Source: NY Times

Jamie Dimon should be fired. That seems to be the conclusion of some in the pundit class about JPMorgan Chase’s chairman and chief executive. Writers, editors and bloggers have made it clear that they want his scalp: “NOW Are We...

September 18, 2013 Capitalism vs Cannibalism

Source: Larry Checco

We are eating our own—and it’s all perfectly legal. Millions of Americans are still reeling from the aftermath of predatory mortgage lenders who would do or say anything to make a commission. Some preyed on first-time homebuyers...[more]

August 9, 2013 Fabrice Tourre: Poster Boy for the Great Recession

Source: Larry Checco

At last! The Securities and Exchange Commission is offering us a poster boy, someone symbolic of all that went wrong leading up to the Great Recession.[more]

July 26, 2013 For SAC, Indictment May Imperil Its Survival

Source: Floyd Norris, NY Times

Is SAC Capital Advisors going to be the next Arthur Andersen, a company destroyed by an indictment? If so, there will be one primary distinction: Government officials came to regret forcing Andersen, the auditor of Enron and one...

July 23, 2013 Ethics Builds Responsible Businesses

Source: All Africa

THE assertion "ethics is the foundation of good corporate governance" speaks to the heart of responsible business entities. This is so because most violations of corporate governance processes are a result of the absence of...

July 8, 2013 New Momentum for Change in Corporate Board Elections

Source: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times

Shareholder efforts that actually succeed in changing dubious corporate governance policies are so rare that when they happen, it makes you sit up and take notice. So it’s worth examining the results achieved so far this year by...

July 5, 2013 Passing the Buck at 7-Eleven

Source: Rebecca Smith, coordinator of the National Employment Law Project’s Immigrant

Dallas-based 7-Eleven’s response to the trafficking indictments of owners of a dozen of its New York and Virginia franchises has been tepid, to say the least. The convenience store giant needs to step up and take responsibility...[more]

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