Let’s get back to basics — everyday ethics. I began writing this column to take ethics out of the classroom and into the wider world. My model was Socrates, the father of ethics, who went into the city where he lived to engage in dialogue with others. It was Socrates […]

Abstract Industrialisation, urbanisation and economic development have produced unprecedented (if unevenly distributed) improvements in human health. They have also produced unprecedented exploitation of Earth’s life support systems, moving the planet into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene—one defined by human influence on natural systems. The health sector has been complicit […]

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson mounted her defense this week to charges that she interfered with a double murder investigation, calling into question the facts of a long list of allegations against her. In a 70-page, point-by-point breakdown, lawyers for Tobiasson moved for a dismissal of the […]

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews John Brennan, career intelligence officer and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan, who led the agency during the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017, offers new insights into the intelligence community’s assessments of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, shares […]

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews John Brennan, career intelligence officer and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan, who led the agency during the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017, offers new insights into the intelligence community’s assessments of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, shares […]

Hospitality firms invest large amounts of time, money and energy tracking customers for marketing purposes. Cruise lines, hotels and timeshare companies collect consumer data in order to sell their services to their target markets. There are specific challenges that arise when tracking customer-related information, which makes ethical standards critical for […]

Ethics in business are the standards of conduct used to guide the moral choices made by business people every day. Some individuals hold themselves to higher ethical standards than others. From the standpoint of a coworker, customer or vendor, ethical issues in the business setting come down to being certain […]

While business contracts are legally binding documents, they are only effective within an ethical framework that assumes most parties observe and fulfill their contractual obligations. Competing for, obtaining and satisfying contracts ethically is the basis for an efficiently functioning economy. If your company engages in unethical behavior, you may lose […]

This Sunday it will have been three years since the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza, the Bangladeshi complex of garment factories whose customers included Primark, Benetton and Matalan. The disaster killed 1,134 people, making it the deadliest accidental building collapse in history, and sparked a global debate about labour conditions […]

With fast fashion etailers under scrutiny after allegations of modern slavery in Leicester have resurfaced, it is more important more than ever to ensure procedures are put in place to protect workers. Brown gave his views on the reality of improving ethics in the UK fashion industry at Drapers Digital Festival […]

Abbreviated from Insight Israel 3:1 (October 2002), published by The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Some bibliographic references that have been eliminated here, and a bibliography on Jewish business ethics, can be found in the original version of this article, available on-line. The opinions expressed here are the […]

As conditions and technologies change, risk and uncertainty in the workplace continuously evolve.  Occupational safety and health professionals can learn about the latest techniques and implementation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers in a new technical report published by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). ASSP TR-31010-2020 […]

Ethics and Integrity in Politics and Public Life 23 September 2020 This opinion piece provides an introductory, cryptic exposé of relevant key concepts: the essence of democracy and democratic government, the intrinsic character and quality of integrity and ethical conduct, the necessity of transparency and accountability in politics and public […]

Earle Kimel   | Sarasota Herald-Tribune NORTH PORT — The Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed a complaint filed against North Port mayor Debbie McDowell by a member of the West Villagers For Responsible Government. The complaint was connected to McDowell listening in on an organizational meeting of the citizen’s group […]

She believes an alligator bag “would raise eyebrows” among Australians. “I would never lecture anyone on what they should wear or what they should eat, however there are, I think, some lines, which as society we are starting to decide it’s best not to cross. The example of the alligator […]