The next Japanese Fad: environmental, social and governance-screened investments

“ESG assets” are investment funds that are screened for Environmental, Social and Governance. That is, such funds only invest in companies that score well on those factors. A cynic might hypothesize that such fnds are successful because they bundle 2

The next Japanese Fad: environmental, social and governance-screened investments

“ESG assets” are investment funds that are screened for Environmental, Social and Governance. That is, such funds only invest in companies that score well on those factors. A cynic might hypothesize that such fnds are successful because they bundle 2

Ethics and Culture at Uber

In the piece linked below, the author considers the relationship between corporate culture and ethics. Uber’s new CEO has vowed to change the company’s culture. Will that change its ethics, either at the micro (individual decision-making) or macro (corporate policy)

Ethics and Culture at Uber

In the piece linked below, the author considers the relationship between corporate culture and ethics. Uber’s new CEO has vowed to change the company’s culture. Will that change its ethics, either at the micro (individual decision-making) or macro (corporate policy)

Fired for Giving Trump the Finger?

The piece linked below (by BEH co-editor Chris MacDonald) tackles the difficult question of whether employers should be encouraged to fire employees for (what they see as) bad behaviour off-the-job. The problem is rendered all the more thorny when the

Fired for Giving Trump the Finger?

The piece linked below (by BEH co-editor Chris MacDonald) tackles the difficult question of whether employers should be encouraged to fire employees for (what they see as) bad behaviour off-the-job. The problem is rendered all the more thorny when the

German Values in the Workplace

People often think ethics is strictly about rules. Some would add values to the equation, but are apt to think that the relevant values are ones that tell us what not to do. This is a mistake. Ethics is also

German Values in the Workplace

People often think ethics is strictly about rules. Some would add values to the equation, but are apt to think that the relevant values are ones that tell us what not to do. This is a mistake. Ethics is also

Ethical Consumerism? Book a Vacation!

Want to help folks in a hurricane-ravaged developing nation? How about booking a vacation there? This isn’t the form that ethical consumerism typically takes; or at least it’s not what most people think of when they hear that term. But

Ethical Consumerism? Book a Vacation!

Want to help folks in a hurricane-ravaged developing nation? How about booking a vacation there? This isn’t the form that ethical consumerism typically takes; or at least it’s not what most people think of when they hear that term. But

Transparency: Should Corporations Have Privacy Rights?

The story linked below is about the extent to which corporations are up-front and transparent about their political donations. Question for discussion: should companies be expected to make this sort of information public? Why? Clearly there’s a public interest argument,

Transparency: Should Corporations Have Privacy Rights?

The story linked below is about the extent to which corporations are up-front and transparent about their political donations. Question for discussion: should companies be expected to make this sort of information public? Why? Clearly there’s a public interest argument,

Should Rivers Have Rights?

The piece below is about a proposal to accord certain rights to rivers — that is, to treat them as the kinds of things that can have rights of their own, rather than merely resources for humans to use. As

Should Rivers Have Rights?

The piece below is about a proposal to accord certain rights to rivers — that is, to treat them as the kinds of things that can have rights of their own, rather than merely resources for humans to use. As