Friday, January 19, 2018

Ethics News / Jan 2018

A recent roundup of commentary on ethical issues currently affecting organizations.

In this month’s first article Sylvia Vorhauser – Smith, in Forbes, discusses humanizing technology and digitizing humanity – in terms of new technologies and the ethical parameters around which they should be assessed. Read article >

In our second article, from the American publication Think Progress, there is a discussion of the relationship between ethics, corporate strategy and PR, in terms of corporate misdirection regarding the recently approved GOP tax cuts. Read article >

In our third article, Andrew Ross Sorkin, writing in the New York Times, reports that when a multi – trillion-dollar investor talks about social responsibility, companies listen. Read article >

And saving the best for last, we are excited to introduce you to The Concise Encyclopedia of Business Ethics. The Encyclopedia is published on a nonprofit basis by the Journal Review Foundation, and is edited by Chris MacDonald (an Ethics Centre Board member) and Alexei Marcoux, editors of the Business Ethics Journal Review. Its aim is to provide readers with a brief, useful overview of business ethics. It provides key definitions, main areas of controversy, and pointers for further reading in 29 short and readable entries. Visit the Encyclopedia >