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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?...
Source: Law 360
The chief legal officer is a vital player in a corporate compliance program. There is no question about this issue. However, lawyers can get a little defensive and insecure (no, really?) when they are not the center of attention,...
July 17, 2015 How China's Slowdown Is Worse Than You ThinkSource: Bloomberg
Skepticism over Chinese economic data isn't new and economists frequently question whether quarterly GDP accurately captures what's happening on the ground.
July 1, 2015 Build your office on a foundation of ethicsSource: Business Report
Ethical conduct in the workplace is of the utmost importance, and infusing a culture of moral sensitivity throughout an organisation is not just in line with the survival of society, it is also key to the survival of business,...
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