Corporate Social Responsibility

PR’s Role In Ethical Business and CSR: Tips for Consultants of All Kinds

Nice article in The Firm Voice (a publication of the Council of Public Relations Firms) on PR's role in reinforcing the need for ethics and CSR in communicating with their clients. Though I was appreciative that they quoted me, the strength of the article is in the range of views from a variety of PR Read more…

Greenwashing – Whitewashing – Hogwash: What Are You Doing About Them?

In writing up a forthcoming edition of my Weekly Ethics Thought, it occurred to me that I was really writing more commentary than anything (read: blog material…) so I decided to post it here instead. Here 'tis: Last year, TerraChoice Environmental Marketing published an interesting study of ways in which companies suggest that products are Read more…

How Much Do Prospective Employees Value Employers’ Ethics?

Here's a study I'd love to believe. (I only wish I could…) According to this summary at BusinessGreen.com, a majority of graduating MBAs would be willing to sacrifice as much as $15,000 of salary to work in a company "with a reputation for 'ethical and caring policies." I love the idea that professionals entering the workforce Read more…

Non-Profits’ Ethics On A Downward Slide?

I’ve been slowly working my way through the Ethics Resource Center’s recently released National Nonprofit Ethics Survey. It is extremely well researched and documented as are all of their studies. There is, predictably enough, the usual combination of good news and bad news. Among the pieces of good news is that the nonprofits in their Read more…

Let’s Focus Less On Tone At The Top!

I can’t imagine that anyone would reasonably argue against the importance of tone at the top in building and maintaining a corporate culture of ethics. But is it possible that we’ve driven this almost truistic stance a bit too far down the road? I’m thinking more and more that we have. Make no mistake, I’m Read more…