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On Ethics and Ethical Behavior

"Ethos," the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-332 BCE) taught the world some 24 centuries ago, is very important for leaders to have and to demonstrate if they want to succeed in shaping public opinion. Individual and collective ethos is at the heart of who we are and what we stand for.  Aristotle perfected his principles of rhetoric " effective political speech -- and taught his students the power of rhetoric, which he explained was one of the foundation stones of [then] emerging western democracy (in Ancient Greece). 

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News & Updates

July 22, 2020 Can fast fashion be sustainable?'

Source: Yale Climate Connections

The core question here is whether there are worthwhile environmental benefits to clothing take-back programs, which allow consumers to return old garments to the companies that manufactured them. To answer that question, let’s...

July 21, 2020 Bayer Gets Roundup Verdict Slashed by 74% But Has Bigger Problem

Source: MSN

Bayer AG got a $79 million award against it slashed by three-quarters but failed to overturn the first jury verdict that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

July 20, 2020 Airbus Starts Hamburg Deliveries Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Source: Simple Flying

Today, Air Transat became the first airline to receive a new aircraft from Airbus’ Hamburg facility delivered with sustainable fuel in the tank.

Research & Insights

June 20, 2019 China’s economic census uncovers more fake data as officials promise ‘zero tolerance’ to data manipulation

Source: South China Morning Post

Officials in the central Chinese city of Guanghan have been found to have gone to extraordinary lengths to manipulate raw data to obscure the real picture of the health of the economy, according to the National Bureau of...

February 7, 2019 Humans Are Eating Most of Earth's Largest Animals to Extinction

Source: Live Science

According to the authors, at least 200 species (70 percent) of the world's largest animals are seeing their populations dwindle, and more than 150 face the risk of outright extinction

February 4, 2019 Vaping may be more harmful to teens than we thought

Source: MarketWatch

Vaping is linked to at least trying a traditional cigarette, especially among “low-risk” youths, according to researchers at Boston University, University of Louisville and University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Commentary & Opinion

July 14, 2020 What is Greenwashing? The Importance of Maintaining Perspective in ESG Communications

Source: AlphaSense, Pamela Styles principal of Next Level Investor Relations LLC,

“Greenwashing” can generally be described as ‘the practice of only paying lip service to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors with token gestures.’ In practice, greenwashing occurs when an organization presents...

July 7, 2020 The Guardian view on Facebook and democracy: real and present danger - Editorial

Source: The Guardian

Political advertising is banned from being broadcast on television or radio.(UK) Unless Facebook changes, it may be time to extend this prohibition to social media

January 30, 2020 Goldman's Solomon on Investor Day, Growth Strategy and Diversity - video

Source: You Tube/Bloomberg

David Solomon, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. chairman and chief executive officer, discusses the company's first-ever investor day, growth opportunities and his commitment to diversity with Bloomberg's Sonali Basak on "Bloomberg...


I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

--Aristotle, on Ethics

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