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January 18, 2018

By Caitlin Hoff and Steven Mintz

A company in any developed country today is expected by society to uphold certain ethical practices to benefit its consumers. Many believe consumers should be the company’s greatest priority when developing and manufacturing a product. Without cu...

The idea of sustainability stems from the concept of sustainable development which became common language at the World's first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. There is no universally agreed definition of sustainability. The original definition of sustainable development is usually...

It’s clear that business has a social responsibility to obey the law. Relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, creditors, etc. create contractual obligations. Legal obligations also exist to avoid negligence, fraud, and other liabilities under tort law. Economists po...

The recent parade of women who have alleged being sexually harassed or abused got me thinking about a case that involved Uber just a few months ago. Before there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, who, on February 19, 2017, wrote a blog titled...

I am proud to inform my readers and other interested parties that my blogs have been recognized as one of the top 100 philosophy blogs (#46) by Feedspot and in the list of the 30 exceptional CSR (corporate social responsibility) blogs by Market Inspector. I have recently expand...

October 27, 2016

SEC May Not Be Protecting the Public Interest

A recent Conference Board study examines the use of social media by S&P 1500 Index companies to disseminate financial information and the response from investors and traditional media. The findings show that companies use social media...

July 5, 2016

Cost-Benefit Analysis Can’t Hide Unethical Behavior by Car Companies

Finally, an agreement with German car maker Volkswagen AG. On June 28, the automaker agreed to spend up to $14.7 billion to resolve federal and state civil allegations of cheating on emissions tests and lying t...

April 12, 2016

California's Increase in the Minimum Wage is Long Overdue

California is frequently a bellwether state with respect to workplace ethics issues. Exhibit A is the recently adopted law that mandates a minimum wage of $15 by the end of 2022. Under a deal reached with state lawmakers...

March 8, 2016

Corporate Responsibility Takes a Back Seat to Self-Interest

Donald Trump supported H1-B visas during the Republican debate last Thursday night. He claimed it is difficult to find skilled American workers to fill certain jobs so he advocated bringing in trained foreign workers to...

February 16, 2016

Reversing the Trend of Corporate Inversion and Noncompetitive Tax Policies

We’ve all heard presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arguing that “the business model of Wall Street is fraud”. Claiming our capitalistic system creates “corporate welfare”. Critics claim this is nonsens...

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