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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

The business case: Creating stakeholder trust improves the bottom line

In our first post we proposed a universal business ethics principle: “A basic duty of every organization is to earn stakeholder trust.”

Our hypotheses are: 1) trust is based on the expectation of reliable behavior, 2) attributes of reliable behavior generally align with ethical behavior, and 3) therefore trust is a valid proxy for evaluating ethical behavior.… Continue Reading

Stakeholder trust: A proposal for a global business ethics principle

What standards should businesses observe in their own countries, or abroad? Businesses now have resources and influence that rival or surpass those of governments and certainly of ordinary people. Yet finding globally appropriate rules for business behavior has been a formidable challenge for business leaders and academics.… Continue Reading

After GM: Can in-house lawyers survive?

The allegations are prima facie awful. In-house lawyers defending wrongful death claims knew for eleven years that some GM vehicles had an ignition flaw that could cause accidents. They didn’t report the flaw internally or to regulators because they didn’t want to prejudice GM’s position in ongoing or future litigation.… Continue Reading