Andra Gumbus

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Inside VW’s Campaign of Trickery

<i>This article is adapted from “Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal” by Jack Ewing, the European economics correspondent for The New York Times based in Frankfurt. The book, to be published May 23 by W. W. Norton, reveals new details of a broad conspiracy within Volkswagen to cover up the</i> …

California Air Resources Board

More CEOs Are Getting Fired After an Ethical Lapse, Study Finds

The rise in forced exits after an impropriety is a result of more CEO accountability, not more misbehavior<p>Ethical breaches are causing more chief executives to lose their jobs. The upside? Researchers say the rising numbers don’t point to more corporate misbehavior: It’s that CEOs are being held to …

Volkswagen's Diesel Scandal Was 80 Years in the Making

A conversation with the reporter Jack Ewing, whose new book explores what led to the company's deadly decision to cheat emissions regulations.<p>Herbie the Love Bug was dreamt up by Adolf Hitler. The iconic Volkswagen Beetle, as it came to be known, was originally marketed to the subjects of the Third …

Corporate Culture

4 Reasons Why You Never Want to Behave Like Volkswagen's Leaders

Let's face it-- Volkswagen's latest scandal is terrible for business. Here's what leaders can learn from the disaster.<p>As the scandal at Volkswagen unfolded late in 2015, I wrote an article in January 2016, titled, "Volkswagen--What Might Have Caused the Emissions Scandal?" where I hypothesized as …

Leadership

Opinion: Europe's Strict New Privacy Rules Are Scary but Right

Apple defies industry logic.<p>Apple is the only major tech company with a default assumption that consumers don't want to be tracked or targeted across …

AdTech

The highest-paid CEOs by state

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.<p>The survey considered only …

Study: Firing CEO May Be “Solution Of Choice” For Companies In Ethics Scandals

Not that long ago, when you saw a news story about a corporation doing something unethical — pollution, corruption, graft, fraud, to name just a few …

Consumer Protection

Best and worst performers on ethical fashion revealed

Australian and New Zealand fashion brands have been praised for increasing transparency around the ethics of their supply chains, but there’s a big …

United Airlines Debacle Shows What Business Schools Need to Teach Future Business Leaders

We must educate our students that although it is easy to intend to do the right thing, it is much more difficult to live up to their own ethical …

A Message to Global Brands from a Rana Plaza Survivor

Expand Relatives cry for loved ones trapped in the collapsed Rana Plaza building outside Dhaka on April 24, 2013. (c) 2013 Reuters“Sometimes I just …

Opinion: Make Accounting's Big Four Accountable | Investopedia

<b>[David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of an IRE medal and the George Polk Award. The author of five books, including "The</b> …

Syracuse University

Boston Commons High Tech Network

C O N T E N T S: KEY TOPICS Fly ash emitted by a coal power plant carries 100 times more radiation into the surrounding environment than a nuclear …

Trump’s Newest Wall Street Watchdog Sidesteps Ethics Scrutiny

The Trump administration used a highly unusual personnel move to skirt Senate confirmation and standard ethics requirements when it installed a …

Ethics committee recommends expelling Senator Don Meredith over sex with teen

The Senate ethics committee has recommended that the upper house take the unprecedented step of expelling disgraced Sen. Don Meredith for engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.<p>It's now up to the full Senate, which has never before expelled a member, to decide whether to accept or …

Workers in LA factories experience sweatshop conditions

Next time you buy your Forever 21 or Ross garments, you may want to think twice before you wear them. Factory workers making these clothes experience …

Inside Volkswagen's Extensive Effort to Lie to Regulators, American Public - ExtremeTech

Inside Volkswagen’s Extensive Effort to Lie to Regulators, American Public<p>By on May 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

EPA

Data, Metadata, Algorithms & Ethics

The topic of ethical big data use is one that will likely continue popping up in the headlines with increasing frequency in the coming years. As the …

The Latest Ivanka Trump Scandal Highlights a Serious Issue With Your Clothes

A new report by a garment industry watchdog is raising concerns that Ivanka Trump brand products may have been produced in a Chinese factory that …

14 Psychological Forces That Make Good People Do Bad Things

Dr. Travis Bradberry shares 14 forces that trick good people into doing bad things. Learn them before they catch you by surprise.<p>Given the right circumstances, good people can get caught up in some very bad things. More often than not, psychology is to blame.<p>When it comes to unethical behavior, …

Psychology

Silicon Valley Has an Ethics Problem, and It Just Might Be Fatal

What happens when companies behave badly? The negative impacts may be bigger than they think.<p>There's been a lot of buzz lately about bad behavior in Silicon Valley, and anybody with a brand worth protecting should take note.<p>Uber has been manipulating drivers into working longer, sometimes on less …

Silicon Valley

Media must earn the trust of the public

Seek truth and report it. Minimize harm. Act independently. Be accountable and transparent.<p>While it appears the public does not feel these are …

Only Ethical Marketing Will Stand the Test of Time

Ethical marketing, or a lack thereof, could decide the future of your business.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ethics took a hit during the 2016 election cycle. Sometimes it seems the hits just keep on coming. From Kellyanne Conway's innovative term, …

Marketing

Every Photo Comes with Built-In Debt, or: The Ethics of Photography

We tend to treat the ethics of taking photographs in a very much black and white fashion. We judge “He should never have shot that” or alternatively …

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