Tag Archives: Corporate Responsibility

Conflicted Self-Interest Causes Business Irresponsibility

If you closely examine corporate disasters—so often in the news these days—such as products or accidents that injure or kill people, environmental messes, and public relations nightmares, you will usually find a common culprit: bad decision-making caused by conflicted self-interest. … Continue reading

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Culture, Habits, and Irresponsibility

Corporate cultures and habits are powerful forces which influence companies to behave wonderfully, and sometimes—unintentionally—terribly. Positive behavior produces profitable, responsible, valuable companies. Negative behavior does not. When wondering why a company has acted irresponsibly, remember that culture, habits, and irresponsibility … Continue reading

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A Corporate Disaster Is Corporate Irresponsibility

(The first of a six part series.) Natural disasters—hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes—are unavoidable. Prudent, responsible companies in disaster-prone locations make contingency plans to mitigate the impact of a natural disaster, even if the likelihood of one occurring is small. Man-made corporate … Continue reading

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Flying Drones Through Loopholes: Questions of Business Ethics and Responsibility

           Risk managers, reputation managers, directors of corporate communications, chief ethics officers, CEOs, and board members of at least a number of household name companies are either asleep at the switch, or having sleepless nights. We can’t be sure which … Continue reading

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