Consumers Responsible for 100% of Global Emissions

The story below is about the relatively small handful of corporate entities that are directly responsible for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions. But notice a word that is missing entirely from this story: the word “consumer.” Consumers, after all,

Consumers Responsible for 100% of Global Emissions

The story below is about the relatively small handful of corporate entities that are directly responsible for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions. But notice a word that is missing entirely from this story: the word “consumer.” Consumers, after all,

Should All Large Companies have “Ethics Officers?”

The focus below on the fact that regulations today often fail to keep up with important ethical issues is interesting. What other reasons can we think of for why a major company today might decide to assign responsibility for ethics

Should All Large Companies have “Ethics Officers?”

The focus below on the fact that regulations today often fail to keep up with important ethical issues is interesting. What other reasons can we think of for why a major company today might decide to assign responsibility for ethics

Nestle, Slavery, and Consumer Cost

The story below is about Nestle’s reaction to an Australian bill requiring companies to report on the risk of slavery in their supply chains. Nestle is pointing out that additional reporting means additional costs, and that in some cases those

Nestle, Slavery, and Consumer Cost

The story below is about Nestle’s reaction to an Australian bill requiring companies to report on the risk of slavery in their supply chains. Nestle is pointing out that additional reporting means additional costs, and that in some cases those

“Dragonfly” Brings Google Into Conflict With Employees

Google seems to be at odds with its own employees (some of them? Most of them?) over a possible foray into China. >>> LINK: Google’s censored search engine for China is sparking a moral crisis within the company (by Alexia

“Dragonfly” Brings Google Into Conflict With Employees

Google seems to be at odds with its own employees (some of them? Most of them?) over a possible foray into China. >>> LINK: Google’s censored search engine for China is sparking a moral crisis within the company (by Alexia

Drug Company Changes Behaviour by Changing Incentives

This story is a good example of one of the levers that (some) organizations have at their disposal to reduce unethical behaviours on the part of employees — namely, to change the way employees are incentivized. On the other hand,

Drug Company Changes Behaviour by Changing Incentives

This story is a good example of one of the levers that (some) organizations have at their disposal to reduce unethical behaviours on the part of employees — namely, to change the way employees are incentivized. On the other hand,

A Moral Requirement to Raise Prices?

This is perhaps an instance of an executive who is either bad at reasoning about ethics, or bad at talking about it. The CEO quoted in the story below says both: “I think it is a moral requirement to make

A Moral Requirement to Raise Prices?

This is perhaps an instance of an executive who is either bad at reasoning about ethics, or bad at talking about it. The CEO quoted in the story below says both: “I think it is a moral requirement to make

“Scalping” Tickets with Ticketmaster’s Blessing (for a Fee)?

Attempting to profit in a secondary market for event tickets is often called by the pejorative name “scalping”—suggesting that the seller of tickets in the secondary market is injuring the customer who buys those tickets. In this Variety piece republished

“Scalping” Tickets with Ticketmaster’s Blessing (for a Fee)?

Attempting to profit in a secondary market for event tickets is often called by the pejorative name “scalping”—suggesting that the seller of tickets in the secondary market is injuring the customer who buys those tickets. In this Variety piece republished