Category Archives: Ethics

Ethics and Globalization

The Peterson Institute held a significant and path-breaking all-day conference on “Ethics and Globalization: The Tradeoffs Underlying Our Policy Choices” on January 7, 2013. The program featured a distinguished group of economists, philosophers, political scientists, and policymakers engaged in an … Continue reading

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Brandkarma: an open reputation system for brands

Brandkarma is a new, open reputation system for brands designed to amplify ratings and suggestions to drive positive change.Brandkarma looks at brands in a new light. How good are their Products, how well do they treat People, and how well … Continue reading

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What Brands are Doing to Our Brains?

Brands activating our left angular gyrus, left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex  or left orbitofrontal gyrus, ie systems  in our brain that are associated with the extraction of meaning, conceptual organization,  reward, etc could be  common topics in the  daily agenda of … Continue reading

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CSR :Top five trends of Q2/2011

“ With the maturing of CSR (and some will say, the ‘commercialization” of CSR), the conversation is revolving more and more around the deeper integration of sustainability into business value, strategy, culture and the intersection of CSR with core business … Continue reading

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Who gets your vote for the 2010 "CSR / Business for Society" Person of the Year?

Which CSR / Business in Society Person had the biggest impact on you and the world, in 2010? Is it going to be an inspired Business Leader, Philosopher, Philanthropist, Academic, Researcher, Author, Journalist, Policy Maker or someone else? Vote now. … Continue reading

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Top Ten CSR Reports of 2010, according to Blogs

CSR Reports… almost impossible to compare or rank them, despite numerous CSR Report competitions each year. However, some reports did come out on top of the pack , according to expert sources . See here The Top Ten CSR Reports … Continue reading

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“Opportunistic Philanthropy” is the Clear Choice of Entrepreneurs ?

(27/11/2010) The Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund (“Gift Fund”) and Ernst & Young, recently released Entrepreneurs & Philanthropy: Investing in the Future, a comprehensive study which examines how entrepreneurs apply their personal passion for giving to their corporate philanthropy. The survey … Continue reading

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Corporate social responsibility still makes good business sense

With the recession in full swing and no reprieve in sight, one might expect interest in corporate social responsibility to wane, or perhaps even die a natural death. Not so, according to Craig Smith, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and … Continue reading

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A CSR Toolbox for European Companies

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is of crucial importance for competitiveness in Europe, says the latest European Competitiveness Report published by the European Commission. The annual report analyses productivity and competitiveness issues in the EU. In that context the so called … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Drug Marketing Communications ?

Prescription drugs have brought many benefits for many people, but their marketing is mired in controversy. Weak government regulation and inadequate industry codes mean that drug companies are using irresponsible marketing to push their pills on doctors, the public and … Continue reading

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