How to Fight Online Disinformation in the Wake of a Bitter Election

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Unless the platforms adjust their fundamental approach to disinformation, this trend will escalate and come to dominate political discourse to the detriment of all of our societies. Since last week’s election was called in favor of President-elect…

On Climate, Finance, and Policy in the US: A Conversation with Bob Litterman

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Listen to "#21 - On Climate, Finance, and Policy in the US: A Conversation with Bob Litterman" on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Bob Litterman. We discuss Bob's trajectory from risk-pricing guru…

Making Corporate Values Human: A Conversation with Marsha Ershaghi Hames

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Listen to "#20 - Making Corporate Values Human: A Conversation with Marsha Ershaghi Hames" on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Marsha Ershaghi Hames about how COVID-19 has shaped, and continues to…

4 Pillars of Business Integrity from the World Economic Forum

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This time last year, I traveled to Dubai to participate in the Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption. The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils are an interdisciplinary multi-stakeholder network, grouped into…

The Popular, Bad Arguments Against Stakeholder Capitalism

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Words can easily be used as weapons to turn an intelligent nuanced debate into a caricature, thereby dismissing it from further evolution. The gentlemen do protest too much, we think—with apologies to William Shakespeare for abusing his…

Business Roundtable Wants Fair Employee Payment, But What About Agency?

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The problem with the modern workplace is deeper than the ideology of shareholder primacy. Well into his 30s, my father ran a pool-plumbing business that just got us by: Sometimes clients wouldn’t pay, and when they did, it wouldn’t be…

Barings Bank

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EthicalSystems.org Case Study: Barings Bank A collaborative effort by Jennifer Fang and Joshua Elle  “As my noble friend Lord Hollick argued, trading is all about the control of a collection of   rogues—of strongly motivated, financially…
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Corporate Governance

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INTRODUCTION Image: Eric Dan, boardroom at Roppongi Hills, via Flickr. Understanding ethical behavior in the context of corporate governance requires two levels of analysis: the internal concerns of corporate agency and the emergent effects…