What is the Relationship Between ‘Conscious Capitalism’, ‘Stakeholder Capitalism’, and ESG?

Operationalizing CSR I have previously blogged about “Conscious Capitalism” and pointed out that it is a relatively new concept but a natural part of the evolution of what it means to be committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Corporations need to embrace conscious capitalism if they want to be relevant... Read more →


Discrimination Against Seniors in the Workplace is a Growing Problem

Protecting Seniors’ Rights We are facing economically turbulent times, which may include layoffs and companies downsizing. Unfortunately, older workers often endure the most of these cutbacks because employers use the opportunity to get rid of older workers who sometimes command the highest salaries or prevent the business from projecting a... Read more →


Clawback of Executive Compensation: Ethical Issues

Accountability for Restated Financial Statements On October 26, 2022, the SEC issued a final rule aimed at ensuring that executive officers do not receive “excess compensation” if the financial results on which previous awards of compensation were based are subsequently restated because of material noncompliance with financial reporting requirements. Such... Read more →


Ethics in the Age of Generative AI: A Closer Look at the Ethical Principles for VMware’s AI

Ethics & AI This blog was first published on September 19, 2023, by Enrique Corro, who has been with VMware for 15 years. He currently works as a staff engineer. The development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI and large language models (LLMs), have opened up many... Read more →


General Motors CEO Makes 362 Times the Median Employee

Executive Pay Packages Are Out of Whack General Motors CEO Mary Barra, the highest-paid chief executive among the Big Three, made nearly $29 million in 2022. Securities and Exchange Commission filings show that this is 362 times the median GM employee's paycheck. Publicly traded companies are required to disclose the... Read more →


Quiet versus Conscious Quitting: Impact on Millennials and Gen-Z

Creating a Supporting Culture in the Organization I have previously pointed out in my blog that “quiet quitting” does not mean that employees outright quit their job. While employees do not stop performing their duties, they quit the idea of going above and beyond. They no longer subscribe to the... Read more →


How Does ChatGPT Reply to Workplace Ethics Dilemmas

Taking Credit for the Work of Another Employee I was curious to see how ChatGPT would respond to two questions about taking credit for the work of another employee. The responses are below. I was surprised how accurate it was, although a couple of points were overlooked in the first... Read more →


Too Woke or Well-Advised? Workplace Implications

Analyzing the Case for Corporate Social Responsibility There is no doubt that wokeness has entered the workplace and creates challenges for ethical behavior. Some say it goes too far and politicizes the workplace. Others believe it’s simply an expression of social justice in the workplace and, as such, mirrors what’s... Read more →