All Blog Posts Tagged 'business' (16)

Jiyoung Song on Asia and the West: "Whose Century?"

CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni 

This interview provides additional thoughts from Global Ethics Fellow Jiyoung Song on the topic of the conference panel she participated in: "American Century, Asian Century, or Nobody's…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 10, 2015 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Women in business: international organizations' efforts. The IFC

As a part of the series "Women in business: international organizations efforts", profiling the various efforts international organizations undertake to assist women in reaching their full potential at the workplace, the spotlight today is on the IFC and its Women in Business Program.…

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Added by Iveta Cherneva on August 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS: An Open World: Science, Technology, and Society in the Light of Niels Bohr’s Thoughts

University of Copenhagen, 4–6 December 2013.

As part of the celebration of the 2013 centennial of Niels Bohr's seminal articles on his model of the atom, the University of Copenhagen hosts an ambitious international conference, responding—with inspiration from Bohr's ideas on an open…

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Added by Carnegie Council on August 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Apple and Foxconn: Too close for comfort?

Apple and Foxconn's perfect corporate marriage may be starting to fray, according to this piece in Week in China.

Week in China attributes the possible divergence between Apple and its Taiwan-based manufacturer to commercial imperatives. Apple needs lower-price alternatives to…

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Added by Daniel Weisfield on May 24, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

What the World Bank Does Not Understand About “Doing Business”

In its 10-year history, the World Bank’s Doing Business Report has achieved enormous influence. The annual study, one of the flagship knowledge products of the World Bank, is the leading tool to judge the business environments of developing countries,…

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Added by Seth Kaplan on May 2, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Thought Leader: Thomas Pogge

DEVIN STEWART: Professor Pogge, as we were talking about earlier, you have been thinking about the arc of history and your thoughts about the world we're living in today. If you could just start off by telling us, how do you see the world we live in today, especially from a moral perspective?

THOMAS POGGE:…

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Added by Carnegie Council on February 11, 2013 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

CONTEST: Innovative Ideas to Promote Ethics in Finance

The theme of the 2012–2013 Robin Cosgrove Prize is: "Innovative Ideas to Promote Ethics in Finance." Please see below for full details on how to participate.

The Robin Cosgrove Prize aims to encourage and promote:

  • Awareness of the fundamental role of ethics in the world of finance;
  • Precise…
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Added by Carnegie Council on January 22, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Interesting Times for IKEA

Home furnishing giant IKEA has had some interesting times these past couple weeks. First, the company pulled the winning image of a social media photo competition because its Russian customers had voted for teenagers sitting in an IKEA showroom wearing colorful balaclavas, in the style of jailed…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on October 4, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

JOB: LeapFrog Investments Global Fellows Program

Not to be confused with the Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellows, our colleagues at LeapFrog Investments, pioneers in the microinsurance space, have their own fellowship program. See the current class…
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Added by Carnegie Council on July 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Are Values a Lost Cause?

It was with keen interest and mixed feelings that I read the recent commentary by Greg Smith, the Goldman Sachs executive who resigned with a flourish on March 14, publishing his reasons in the New York Times. He argues that a "toxic" culture has…

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Added by Mary Gentile on March 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Business Ethics Training

Many global corporations now incorporate ethics training into their compliance programs as they recognise the need to establish a culture where people do the right thing because the know and understand it is the right thing, rather than because a book of rules says it is.

Ethics training is designed to assist employees and managers to recognise the essentially human behavior that shapes cultural challenges and business imperatives and decide how decisions are made. It is designed to…

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Added by Dr Attracta Lagan on March 28, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Ties that Bind Japan

I was recently interviewed in the press about the recent Olympus scandal in Japan.

The Olympus episode illustrates competing moral virtues in Japan. In this case, it was the virtue of loyalty winning out over the virtue of honesty. I am increasingly coming to believe that one of the core problems in…

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Added by Devin Stewart on February 5, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

A Conversation with Thomas Pogge

Yale University Professor Thomas Pogge spoke at Carnegie Council on January 19, and I summarize here his talk on why Ethics Matters in international relations:

Today's international and…

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Added by Sarah Aston on January 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

On the Path to Ethical Trade

Between weapons, women, and goods produced by slave labor, the world has a long way to go on the path to ethical trade. The energy market is particularly problematic, given how fundamental it is to the global economy, how much of it comes from regimes recognized as violators of human rights, and how stubbornly the industry has obstructed efforts to tackle climate change. That's partly why…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on January 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Silicon Standard for Human Rights

The Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference put forth a statement of 15 principles this past October for guiding the behavior of ICT companies in relation to human rights. According to the organizers at Access, "The document is designed to complement other existing frameworks and uses the international human rights framework as its foundation." There's a lot to chew on here. I'll let the principles…

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Added by Evan O'Neil on November 11, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

What does accountability mean to you?

There was plenty of finger pointing last Tuesday morning as WNYC's talk show host Brian Lehrer led a spirited discussion with a live audience on the subject of "

Occupy New York." The most contentious topics were accountability for U.S. income disparity, and the causes of our financial crisis. Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer accused the Federal Reserve… Continue

Added by Julia Kennedy on November 7, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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