Business ethics

Sustainability is no Longer a ‘to Do’ List

Accounting for People, Planet and Profit The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually considered to be:... Read more →


Sexual Harassment at Uber

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part I The recent parade of women who have alleged being sexually harassed or abused got me thinking about a case that involved Uber just a few months ago. Before there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, who, on February 19,... Read more →


Third Ethics Sage Blog Chosen as one of the BEST in its field! I am happy to report my new Higher Ed Ethics Watch blog has been chosen by Feedspot as one of the best 75 blogs on topics related to higher education. This comes after my Workplace Ethics Advice... Read more →


What Should You Do About Bullying in the Workplace?

Using Title IX in Bullying Cases When we hear the term “bullying” most people think of one student who harasses another and creates a threatening environment for the latter, sometimes leading to harming oneself or suicide by the bullied student. Workplace Bullying is an organization that provides advice for those... Read more →


The Yoga of Leadership

Becoming a Holistic Leader When we think about the qualities of an ideal leader, words like “decisive,” “charismatic,” “visionary”, and “resilient” may come to mind. So true, but Tarra Mitchell goes beyond the conventional terms and views leadership from a more holistic perspective. Here is her guest post on the... Read more →


The Morality of Whistle-blowing: Hollywood and the Government

Sexual Harassment and the Old Boys' Network I have always been intrigued by the philosophy of whistle-blowing. Today's blog explores the philosophical underpinnings of whistle-blowing as a moral act in the context of sexual harassment claims by women in Hollywood and staffers/contacts of government officials. Whistle-blowing is an act of... Read more →


Dealing with Difficult Situations At Work: When the Going Gets Tough, Get Smart

Workplace Ethics Advice on Dealing with Conflict From time to time I post a guest blog on my websites. Today's blog is by Karyn Schoenbart, CEO of The NPD Group and author of MOM.B.A. Despite our best efforts, “stuff” happens. As the CEO of a global company, I’ve faced my... Read more →


Managing Social Media Profiles: Ethical Guidelines

Social Media Ethics in the Workplace I have previously blogged about the dangers of posting information critical of one's employer on social media sites including the regulations under the National Labor Relations Act. The Act protects the rights of employees to act together to address conditions at work, with or... Read more →


Who is to Blame for the Opioid Crisis?

“Just Say Know” President Trump declared a public health emergency this past week because of opioid addiction in the U.S. Ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Opioids now kill more people each year than car crashes. Who... Read more →


The Risks of Initial Coin Offerings and Wall Street Greed

Online Fundraising Red Flags First, there were junk bonds developed by Michael Milken that provided investors with high-yield bonds issued by companies with questionable credit ratings access to capital. Then, there were subprime mortgages issued financial institutions to borrowers with low credit ratings and who normally would not qualify for... Read more →