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September 10th, 2015
Neuzusammensetzung der Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Jedes Jahr im September wird die Neuzusammensetzung der Dow Jones Sustainability Indices („DJSI“) bekanntgegeben. Heute war es wieder soweit, S&P Dow Jones Indices und RobecoSAM haben die Ergebnisse ihres jährliches Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) veröffentlicht, Grundlage für die Zusammensetzung der Indices. Dabei zeigt sich, die weltweit größten Unternehmen schneiden am besten beim Kriterium Verhaltenskodex / Compliance ab und am schlechtesten bei operativer Ökoeffizienz.

February 15th, 2014
Kanadischer Hersteller vereinbart Rüstungsgeschäft mit Saudi-Arabien

Ottawa (afp) - Die kanadische Tochter des US-Konzerns General Dynamics hat den Zuschlag für einen Rüstungsauftrag im Umfang von zehn Milliarden Dollar (7,3 Milliarden Euro) aus Saudi-Arabien erhalten. Das Unternehmen General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada werde im Rahmen des auf 14 Jahre angelegten Vertrags

June 11th, 2012
Toward Rio: Leading Universities and Management Schools are Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Future for All

Inspiring examples of how universities and management schools across the globe are aiding the transition to a sustainable future are detailed in a new publication, available online today, from the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) (New York) – The Inspirational Guide for the

May 16th, 2012
Team from University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand, wins the PRME LEADERS+20 competition

(Aarhus/New York) - Two students and their lecturer have won a trip to the UN Rio+20 Conference for Sustainable Development. They will present their project about how universities and business schools can create future leaders of a sustainable world. "How do we develop a new

May 1st, 2012
“Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors” Now Available in Spanish

(Bogota) – The Regional Center for the Support of the Global Compact in Latin America and the Caribbean has launched the Spanish version of the “Guidance on ResponsibleBusiness in Conflict-Affected and High -Risk Areas:A Resource for Companies and Investors”. The Guidance, developed by the

March 20th, 2012
Investors Representing US$3 Trillion Show Support for the Global Compact, While Stepping up Pressure on Corporate Responsibility Reporting

(London) – A coalition of global investors from 12 countries managing over US$3 trillion of assets today added its voice to increasing calls for better corporate reporting on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) activities. The coalition of investors, all signatories to the UN-backed

June 8th, 2011
Call for Applications: Transatlantic Doctoral Academy (TADA) on Corporate Responsibility

Seminar series for PhD students working on corporate responsibility/ business ethics. Study stipends available. Background Corporate responsibility has become a crucial issue in modern societies and an emerging field in social sciences and humanities. Due to an ongoing process of globalization along with

March 5th, 2011
Von der Philanthropie zum Unternehmenskern: Alle Erfolge sind Etappensiege

Gutes zu tun und philanthropische Projekte zu unterstützen, ist ein Bestandteil vieler guten Unternehmertraditionen. Wohlhabende Familien investieren Vermögen in soziale, kulturelle und heute oft in umweltrelevante Projekte. Seit Jahrzehnten hat das in angelsächsischen Ländern Tradition, aber auch in Deutschland – etwa im sogenannten

November 29th, 2010
Call for Papers: Multinational Companies, Global Value Chains and Social Regulation

International CRIMT Conference June 6th to 8th 2011, HEC Montreal, Montreal, Canada As part of its Major Collaborative Research Initiatives project, the Interuniversity research Centre on globalization and work (CRIMT) will host an international conference on multinational companies, their global value chains and emerging forms

November 7th, 2010
Social Responsibilities of Business

The question of what a company’s social obligations are is an interesting one, and a vexed one. Unfortunately, the question is complicated by the fact that the very term “Corporate Social Responsibility” (“CSR”) has come to be associated with a particular view about the right answer to that question. As I’ve argued here before, the [...]

October 31st, 2010
UNICEF’s Deal With Cadbury: A Trick, or a Treat?

This is now an entire genre of ethics stories, involving a charity facing criticism for aligning itself with a corporate sponsor whose values seem inconsistent with its own. Here’s the story, by Carly Weeks, for the Globe and Mail: UNICEF sold out by making deal with Cadbury, medical journal says One of the world’s most [...]

October 20th, 2010
Corporate Governance and Ethics

“Corporate governance” is the term used to refer to the policies and processes by which a corporation (or other large, complex institution) is controlled and directed. It refers especially to the way power and accountability flow between shareholders, boards of directors, CEOs, and senior managers. For most corporations, the basic governance structure is this: shareholders [...]

October 1st, 2010
Consumers’ Right to Information

Over on my Food Ethics Blog, I recently posted a piece on the oft-proclaimed “right to know what I’m eating.” That right is often asserted, but seldom explained. Do we have a right to know everything about what we’re eating? Basically I argue that rights are a very serious kind of moral mechanism, to be [...]

September 29th, 2010
Back to Playboy…errrr School

Marketing to kids is always a touchy subject. But even worse is when a company accidentally markets to kids. And when you accidentally market to kids something that is seriously adult-oriented…watch out! Check out this story, from the Globe & Mail‘s Business section: Firm regrets back-to-school ad for Playboy thongs, bras Giant Tiger, a discount [...]

September 14th, 2010
Competence, Ethics & HP’s Board

A corporation’s Board of Directors has a fiduciary duty to represent the interests of the company’s shareholders. In particular, the Board does that by selecting a CEO (and sometimes by participating in selection of other members of the management team) and by helping set the company’s strategic course. The work they do is of crucial [...]

September 14th, 2010

for Eurostudia, a transatlantic, trilingual and peer-reviewed Journal for European Studies. Deadline for submissions: November 1st, 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility has become a topical issue for both decision-makers and scholars. The concept of CSR is underpinned by the idea that corporations can no longer act

September 8th, 2010
Contest: Critical Thinking and Business Ethics

Critical thinking is essential to the study of business ethics. In its simplest form, critical thinking just means subjecting our own beliefs, and other people’s beliefs, to critical scrutiny, to figure out which beliefs are well-founded and which are not, in order to try to establish which beliefs are worth retaining and which aren’t. It’s [...]

September 6th, 2010
The Oil Sands, and the Battle of the Boycotts

The Athabasca oil sands (in Alberta, Canada) are not pretty. But they are vast, constituting one of the largest deposits of oil in the world — something in the range of 150 billion barrels, enough to help make Canada a net exporter of oil. The oil sands (also known, colloquially and sometimes pejoratively, as the [...]

August 30th, 2010
Business Ethics in China

There are significant problems with business ethics in the world’s second biggest economy, China. Witness the recent scandals involving tainted milk powder. Before that, lead paint used in toys was the big issue. Last year, there was a scandal involving injecting water into meat to increase its weight. And it’s not just a matter of [...]

August 26th, 2010
Global Standards: Between Regulation, Normativity, and Rhetoric (Call for Papers)

The Journal for Business, Economics & Ethics / Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik (zfwu) is a scholarly journal. Through its interdisciplinary theoretical and practical orientation at the crossroads of economics and (practical) philosophy, it primarily provides the discipline as well as interested representatives

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