Business ethics

Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality

Working From Home During the Pandemic By Laiken Shaw, September 20, 2020 The following guest blog was written by Laiken Shaw, a student at Pepperdine University I am sure there is no need for me to explain that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a hard toll on businesses everywhere. With... Read more →


Ethics in the Workplace

Fraud: Behavioral Attributes and Detection No one can deny that fraud is increasing in organizations. Most recently, there have been multiple disclosures of fraud in the government's loan program that is designed to help small businesses navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals who are engaged in occupational fraud schemes often... Read more →


What is Conscious Capitalism?

The Next Evolution in CSR Conscious capitalism is a relatively new concept but a natural part of the evolution of what it means to have corporate social responsibility (CSR). Corporations need to embrace conscious capitalism if they want to be relevant as an engine for economic growth. The main difference... Read more →


What is Fraud?

The Ethical Costs of Deception in the Workplace Introduction Fraud can be defined as a deliberate misrepresentation to gain an advantage over another party. If you were to apply for a home mortgage loan and include a source of income as part of your earnings but it doesn’t exist, you... Read more →


5 Need-to-Know TED Talks on Social Responsibility Every Business Should Watch

Creating a New Paradigm for Corporate Social Responsibility Today’s guest blog is by Beatrice Potter. You can find out more about her below. Modernisation and globalisation are bigger today than it has ever been before, and there is no denying there are businesses these days that have so much power.... Read more →


Controlling For Fraud in Organizations

ACFE 2020 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse The 2020 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse developed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners examined 2,504 cases of fraud in 125 countries causing $3.6 billion losses. The results are an eye-opener with respect to... Read more →


Accounting, Tax, and Regulatory Issues in the Cannabis Business

Keys to Operating a Successful Cannabis Business State legislation that permits the sale and distribution of marijuana is on the rise. Thirty-three states allow it for recreational and/or medical purposes including the District of Columbia. Cannabis sales were estimated to be $15 billion in 2018 and projected to be about... Read more →


The Humble Drinking Straw: An Ethical Dilemma

Environmental Considerations of Plastic Straws and Eco Friendly Alternatives The following is a guest post by Jane Sandwood that deals with the important issue of whether plastic straws are better than other forms and the fact that alternatives raise some environmental concerns. 2020 marks that year Starbucks set as its... Read more →


The Key to Ethical AI is Transparency

Trust and Verify Artificial Intelligence systems can obscure the data in a way that creates biased information depending on the human values of those who enter the data from its source. For example, an algorithm developed from mortgage loan data might include a variable for the expectation of homeowners’ repayment... Read more →


KPMG Sanctioned by the SEC for “Stealing the Exam”

Actions Constitute an Act Discreditable to the Profession On May 18, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced settled charges against three former KPMG LLP audit partners for improperly sharing answers to internal training exams. The exams were administered to determine whether its audit professionals understood certain accounting and... Read more →