Robert Bilott, Author of “Exposure,” Reflects on His Fight Against Corporate Arrogance

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In October 1998, a Parkersburg, West Virginia, cattle farmer named Earl Tennant noticed that his livestock was dying from a strange illness. Half of his cows and their calves had mysteriously died, and the rest had been born deformed and dead.…

How Biden Can Take His National Action Plan for Business Seriously

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In its interaction with the business community, the National Action Plan can help the Biden administration shape what the President means when he promises to build back better. Last month, as President Biden’s European trip took center…

The Real Test for McKinsey After Rejecting CEO Kevin Sneader

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McKinsey’s pitch is that it helps clients compete at the leading edge of business innovation. It should apply this model to its own operations. Last month, McKinsey’s 650 global partners turned down CEO Kevin Sneader’s bid…

It’s Time the U.S. Linked Egypt’s Military Aid to Real Reform on Human Rights

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It is time to alter the formula that grants the Egyptian government an almost-automatic yearly extension of funding without conditioning aid on tangible progress on human rights. Ten years ago, Hosni Mubarak was forced to relinquish power…

The Dirty Secret of Over-Performing ESG Funds, and More, in a Q&A with Alison Taylor

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Praveen Gupta, formerly the Managing Director & CEO at Raheja QBE General Insurance Company Ltd, recently interviewed Alison Taylor on his blog. We're glad to be sharing the conversation, which hits a wide range of topics, with you…

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…

Conflicts of Interest in a Post-Trump Era

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Donald Trump has averaged 2.5 conflicts of interest during each day of his presidency. In a classic Watergate-era Doonesbury, Mark asks a rhetorical question. Is it fair to judge the ethicality of the White House based solely on the various…

Why It’s Important to Know Who the Victims of Corruption Are

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One of the more complex and instructive business scandals of the 1980s concerned fraud in the sale of specialty pipe.

The Lucifer Effect

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The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo Random House Publishing Group, 1st Ed. Reprint (2008) (public library) Summarized by Joshua Elle Overview In a compelling story of his own life's journey, Phil…