CSR

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 →


A Startup Guide to Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Creating an Ethical Decision Making Framework Corporations are being challenged these days for their failure to act in a socially responsible way. Some reasons are that CEOs are paid, on average 278 times the average worker. We continue to learn about irresponsible actions: faulty automobiles (Toyota's unexpected acceleration and Takata... Read more →


Millennials Have a Different View of CSR

The Search For a Purpose-Driven Corporation Last week I blogged about the social responsibilities of corporations and what their purpose should be. Today, I look at those obligations from the point of view of millennials. But first, here’s a brief summary of last week’s blog. Social Responsibilities of Business The... Read more →


A Strong Workplace Culture Should Prevent Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

Results From the 2018 Global Business Ethics Survey Integrity is an essential ingredient in being an ethical person. Personal integrity is an innate moral conviction to stand against things that are not virtuous or morally right. To have integrity is to do what you think is right regardless of the... Read more →


Millennials’ Interpretation of Corporate Social Responsibility

Working for Purpose-Driven Organizations According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Culture Trends, 71 percent of employees said they would take a pay cut to work for a company whose values they share and 39% would quit if asked to do something unethical by their boss. Hallelujah! I’ve been waiting a long... Read more →