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September 24, 2015 Guilty Verdict Puts Food Safety Responsibility Where It BelongsSource: Food Safety
Guilty! The perpetrator of the 2008-09 Salmonella outbreak, Stewart Parnell of the Peanut Corporation of America, just received a 28-year sentence for knowingly distributing Salmonella-containing peanuts. The familiar refrain...
September 10, 2015 What Does Aristotle Have to do With Business Ethics?Source: WSJ
Paul J. Voss, an associate professor at Georgia State University and the president of Ethikos, a company that provides ethics and leadership training, talks about what it means to act ethically in business and what history can...
September 9, 2015 What Oscar Munoz Must Do In His First 100-Days As CEO Of Scandal-ridden United AirlinesSource: Forbes
Oscar Munoz’ onboarding into the CEO role at United is a prototypical hot landing. He’s under fire from the press about the scandal that forced his predecessor to resign, from shareholders unhappy about investment lagging rivals’...
September 9, 2015 Surviving a Business Ethics CrisisSource: Huff Post
As a life-long ethics consultant, I have been in the middle of many ethics crises. You don't hire an ethics consultant if everything is hunky dory. I have learned that ethics crises are different, and often more severe, than...
For more than two decades, prosecutors allege, Swiss financial adviser Josef Beck practiced the dark art of handling dirty money. He conspired with Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS Group AG, to help dozens of Americans evade...
August 13, 2015 EPA's Toxic Spill Shows It's Still The Worst Regulatory Agency In History (But Perhaps I Understate)Source: Forbes
An EPA cleanup crew on August 5 accidentally caused a breach in an abandoned gold mine in the southwestern part of Colorado, spilling three million gallons of highly toxic mining waste that contaminated waterways in Colorado and...
August 12, 2015 Has Owning Coca-Cola Shares Become Indefensible?Source: Motley Fool
Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is protecting its franchise in ways that are unethical and contrary to the public good.
August 11, 2015 The Toshiba Corporate Governance Scandal: How Can Japanese Corporate Governance be Fixed?Source: Jurist
A third-party investigative report released on July 20, 2015, found that Toshiba Corporation had padded its profits by $1.2 billion (1.5 billion yen) over the past six years.
Source: The Guardian
The Toshiba accounting scandal comes just six weeks after the introduction of a corporate governance code in Japan that was meant to pave the way to a more open dialogue between companies and shareholders.
July 22, 2015 Ethics across the generationsSource: Management Issues
We hear a lot about different generations in the workplace - Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials. But what does business ethics mean to them, and how do you engage them with ethical issues in the workplace?...
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