2011 National Business Ethics Survey
This annual survey, by the Ethics Resource Centre, revealed both ominous warning signs of a potentially significant ethics decline ahead as well as some positive news when it comes to employee reporting.
Lead Us Not to Temptation
In a global economy, it’s inevitable that you and your company will be exposed to very different cultural practices than here in North America when dealing overseas. Attitudes towards corruption, such as bribery, are key areas where these differences can be pronounced, points out this eye-opening CGA Magazine article.
Strategy: Does It Benefit Your Company to Go Green?
Many businesses view sustainability as a matter of corporate philanthropy, rather than as an efficient business strategy. But recently, more and more organizations are finding that sustainability isn’t just about ethics; it also makes good business sense.
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