CSR

Holding Top Officials and the Auditors Responsible for the Data Breach at Equifax

What Should Government Regulators Do? In my last blog I examined the bewildering action by the IRS to award a $7.25 million-dollar contract to Equifax to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract. This is nothing less than rewarding bad behavior. In this blog I look... Read more →


The Role of Management in Establishing an Ethical Culture

Ethical Issues in the Workplace The ethical culture of an organization says a lot about what a company values. Ethics codes are one way to express the prevailing values and outlines guideposts to get to that goal. Unfortunately, many companies pay lip-service to such documents. They do not guide actions... Read more →


What are the Ethical Obligations of Airlines to Passengers?

United, Delta, and American Learning a Lesson in Responsibility Let’s face it. We’re all fed up with the airlines and our treatment on planes. We didn’t need three incidents to remind us about it. We are oftentimes shocked by the coldness of gate attendants and onboard staff. We’re repulsed by... Read more →


Ethics Reflections on Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

What are Starbuck’s Corporate Social Responsibilities? I can recall back in December 2015 when Starbucks came out with the “red cup” to celebrate Christmas with its customers. The idea was when you went to the store and bought that tall coffee or a venti-sized Pumpkin Spiced Latte, the baristas would... Read more →


Bullying in the Workplace Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Cyberbullying Destroys the Culture of an Organization Workplace bullying refers to repeated, unreasonable actions of individuals (or a group) directed towards an employee (or group of employees), which are intended to intimidate, degrade, humiliate, or undermine, or which create a risk to the health or safety of the employee(s) including... Read more →


Millennials Committed to The Triple Bottom Line

Social Entrepreneurship a Key Value Millennials Seek in the Workplace Millennials are the first generation to make The Triple Bottom Line a core value in the workplace. They want to work for companies that have a balanced approach to success. They are committed to the three-prong approach to ethics to... Read more →


Establishing Trust in Business

Transparency is the Key The ethical climate of an organization plays an important role in organizational culture. Organizational ethical climate refers to the moral atmosphere of the work environment and the level of ethics practiced within a company. Leaders determine organizational climate and establish character and define norms. Character plays... Read more →


How to Become a Change Agent at Work

Developing a Process to Effectuate Change in the Workplace A change agent is someone who alters organizational systems to achieve a higher goal. The goal may be to increase output, alter the corporate culture, or make other changes that improve organizational efficiency. A successful change requires thoughtful deliberation and preplanning... Read more →


What is a Company Philosophy?

Workplace Ethics Advice Readers: Due to my increasing ethics outreach activities, I have developed a new website: www.stevenmintzethics.com. Please "Like" my public page by sharing it on social media. My new site serves as a repository for my ethics blogs & activities, and a Newsletter that you can sign up... Read more →


J.P. Morgan Chase Bribery Breaches its CSR

“Sons and Daughters” Program Violates FCPA For seven years between 2006 and 2013, J.P. Morgan Chase hired about a hundred interns and full time employees at the request of government officials in China and Asia as part of its efforts to build banking relationships in the fast-growing region. The hiring,... Read more →