Monthly Archives: March 2016

Forced Labour in Pre-World Cup Qatar

The situation described below is clearly a bad one. And multiple parties share the blame. Concerned observers will have different solutions to propose, some of which will be short-term solutions that do little to fix the longer-term problem, and others

Forced Labour in Pre-World Cup Qatar

The situation described below is clearly a bad one. And multiple parties share the blame. Concerned observers will have different solutions to propose, some of which will be short-term solutions that do little to fix the longer-term problem, and others

Ethics & the Bottom Line

The article linked below is about the complex relationship between ethics and profit. The executive focused below says his focus on ethics began with a focus on profits; does that matter? How? >>> LINK: How Ethics Can Boost the Bottom

Ethics & the Bottom Line

The article linked below is about the complex relationship between ethics and profit. The executive focused below says his focus on ethics began with a focus on profits; does that matter? How? >>> LINK: How Ethics Can Boost the Bottom

Starbucks Diverting Wasted Meals from Landfills to Foodbanks

Can you identify the components of the “win-win-win” CSR opportunity that Starbucks is seeking here? Who wins, in what way? Does the fact that Starbucks stands to benefit rob the company’s actions of all or some of its ethical merit?

Starbucks Diverting Wasted Meals from Landfills to Foodbanks

Can you identify the components of the “win-win-win” CSR opportunity that Starbucks is seeking here? Who wins, in what way? Does the fact that Starbucks stands to benefit rob the company’s actions of all or some of its ethical merit?

Insuring Against Bad Behaviour

How can a company insure against bad behaviour on the part of a celebrity spokesperson. Well, you might think they would do that by being careful who they hire. And surely that’s something they do. But the story below is

Insuring Against Bad Behaviour

How can a company insure against bad behaviour on the part of a celebrity spokesperson. Well, you might think they would do that by being careful who they hire. And surely that’s something they do. But the story below is

Governance Problems at a Troubled Company

Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant is a troubled company. Within the last year it’s been accused of price gouging, with unconventional (perhaps fraudulent) relationships with distributors, and now with financial irregularities. Could it be that the board is in some respect

Governance Problems at a Troubled Company

Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant is a troubled company. Within the last year it’s been accused of price gouging, with unconventional (perhaps fraudulent) relationships with distributors, and now with financial irregularities. Could it be that the board is in some respect

Ethics Through Controlling Culture, or Freeing It?

When corporate scandals arise, the diagnosis is often cultural. Not “cultural” in the sense of having to do with nationality or ethnicity, but in the sense of having to do with the organization’s own corporate culture — its shared set

Ethics Through Controlling Culture, or Freeing It?

When corporate scandals arise, the diagnosis is often cultural. Not “cultural” in the sense of having to do with nationality or ethnicity, but in the sense of having to do with the organization’s own corporate culture — its shared set

Ethics of Default Rules: EMV Chip Card Readers and (or versus) Merchants

U.S. consumers are in the midst of a transition from swipe-and-signature transactions to chip-reader (EMV) transactions for using debit and credit cards to pay for purchases. It is both fascinating and frustrating because (1) some merchants have acquired the new

Ethics of Default Rules: EMV Chip Card Readers and (or versus) Merchants

U.S. consumers are in the midst of a transition from swipe-and-signature transactions to chip-reader (EMV) transactions for using debit and credit cards to pay for purchases. It is both fascinating and frustrating because (1) some merchants have acquired the new