Tag Archive for ‘Ethics’
A new survey of the U.S. and U.K. financial services industry finds that the upswing in financial markets in the wake of the global recession hasn’t done much to improve public perceptions of leading financial institutions – mainly because the underlying behavior of those working in the industry has worsened over the years.
A survey of American Red Cross employees shows a crisis of trust in the charity’s leadership and deep internal doubts about the Red Cross’ commitment to ethical conduct. In response to the statement, “I trust the senior leadership of the American Red Cross,” just 39 percent responded favorably.
When U.S. Senator John Walsh (pictured left) was accused of plagiarizing a masters thesis, he initially attributed the act partially to post traumatic stress disorder related to military service. He later recanted and quit the race for his seat in the Senate. The Army War College has since rescinded the masters degree. “The consequence of plagiarism,” writes columnist Gael O’Brien, “is like a time-released capsule imploding at a vulnerable moment in a career.”
This essay by Christiana Whitcomb was awarded First Prize in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest.
This essay by Katelyn Edwards won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest.
This essay by Alejandro Camacho won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest.
This essay by Jennifer Hu was awarded Second Prize in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest.
This essay by Alejandro Camacho is the Third Prize winner in the 2014 Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Contest.
Questions about how SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment treats dolphins and whales has placed it at the center of an intense controversy involving allegations of cruelty to animals – charges the company vehemently refutes. Columnist Gael O’Brien examines the debate and interviews Thomas I. White, an advocate for animal rights and a professor of business ethics.
Efforts by American Apparel’s board to oust founder and CEO Dov Charney don’t impress columnist Gael O’Brien. It’s one thing to tolerate a philosophy that a sexually-charged workplace fosters creativity, she writes, but another to allow “the repugnant behavior of its leader, who sexualized the workplace as a stalking ground for employee relationships called consensual, disregarding disparity of age and power.”