CSR

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 →


Should We Buy Into the Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation? CSR and Serving Society’s Interest in Question This is an extension of a blog I wrote earlier this year based on the Business Roundtable Statement of the Purpose of a Corporation. The statement is really a... Read more →


Accounting for Coronavirus Risk

Global Reporting Guidelines I’ve been communicating with Michael Kraten, a friend of mind and fellow blogger, about accounting issues surrounding the coronavirus. We agree that companies hard hit by the shutdown should disclose a contingent liability that estimates possible losses as a result of the shutdown. This may be easier... Read more →


Building a Sustainable World After COVID-19

Promoting the Common Good We need to start thinking about the role of business in a more ethical society as we come out of the coronavirus outbreak. How will they better the world we all live in? Issues related to corporate social responsibility have come into full view during the... Read more →


Boeing Should Not Get Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

Boeing 737 Max Ethical Violations The $ 2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress includes funds for Boeing Corporation. The company had lobbied Congress for at least $60 billion for itself and a large supplier network to cushion against the effects of the pandemic. Boeing is concerned about canceled orders... Read more →


Management’s Role in Developing an Ethical Culture

Tone at the Top Defines Ethical Culture What would you do if you discovered that a superior was engaged in inappropriate conduct? Beyond matters that deal with sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination that should be reported to the Human Resources Department, employees sometimes uncover fraudulent financial practices and... Read more →


5 Tips for Green Workplace and Work Ethic

Going Green Can Enhance Productivity According to Brie Weiler Reynolds,, writing for flex jobs, the term “going green” means different things to different people. But, in general, going green means making conscious and sustainable choices that help you reduce, rescue, and recycle. There are a lot of ways to go... Read more →


Big Corporations Place Profits Ahead of Safety

Recent Examples of Corporate Ethics Failures Big corporations are failing America because they continue to place profits ahead of responsible behavior. Many use a cost-benefit analysis to conclude that it would cost too much to fix product defects compared to any benefits derived. Until recently, few if any corporate CEOs... Read more →


Workplace Ethics and AI Systems

Accountability and Trust Must Be Built Into the System Ethical issues in artificial intelligence (AI) exist because rules of the road are needed to guide what is appropriate behavior in processing data against a set of algorithms to make decisions about individuals, communities and a society. Algorithms cannot think for... Read more →