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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).
News & Updates
The Estée Lauder Companies will introduce vanilla that has been traced throughout the supply chain using blockchain technology to more than 125 of its Aveda-brand products next spring.
October 22, 2020 Purdue Pharma admits to crimes for its OxyContin marketing. But no one is going to prison.Source: Vox
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a supposedly $8 billion settlement with the federal government in which it pleads guilty in a criminal investigation over its role in the opioid epidemic, the US Department of Justice...
October 20, 2020 Putting sustainability at the center of business strategy: An interview with Paul PolmanSource: Mongabay
Over the past decade perhaps no major diversified consumer products company has done more to burnish its sustainability credentials than Unilever, the 91-year-old conglomerate that owns brands ranging from Dove soap to Lipton tea...
Research & Insights
June 20, 2019 China’s economic census uncovers more fake data as officials promise ‘zero tolerance’ to data manipulationSource: 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 ExtinctionSource: 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 thoughtSource: 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
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...
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
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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