Ethics is something that needs to continuously nurtured, invited and discussed says Kathleen Edmond, Chief of Ethics for Best Buy and speaker at the Maguire Center’s Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference.
In an interview, Edmond said “One of the things that is imperative is we have to listen and invite the conversation” of ethics, trust and transparency in the business setting.
What is the purpose of business? That’s the question Keven Ann Willey, Vice President and page editor of The Dallas Morning News, will answer while speaking on transparency and accountability at this week’s Trust, Ethics & Transparency conference.
“We will be discussing what the purpose of business is,” said Willey. “To maximize profits for shareholders? To provide desired goods and services for mutual benefit?”
The state of trust today across all institutions, whether government, business, media or non-governmental is extremely fragile says Matthew Harrington, CEO and President of Edelman and keynote speaker at this week’s Trust, Ethics & Transparency conference.
“In this environment it behooves any organization to make building trust a priority,” said Harrington, “because trust, the belief that an individual or enterprise will do what is right, is what provides the license to operate.”
The Dallas Morning News reported in a City Hall Blog story Sunday that the Dallas City Council may attend this week’s Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference en masse. Continue reading
Next weeks Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference on the SMU campus just got easier to attend with the announcement that the entire event will be streamed on the web.
Every minute of the conference, beginning at 8:20 am, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 will be video streamed free-of-charge on the main page of the Maguire Center’s website at http://www.smu.edu/Provost/Ethics.aspx
The Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility will host the Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the Jim Collins Conference Center on Southern Methodist University’s Dallas campus. Registration to attend the conference is open to the public. For more information and to register online, click here or copy and paste this URL in your web browser.
Register now for the “Ethics, Trust and Transparency” conference scheduled next Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Crum Auditorium at the Jim Collins Executive Center on the SMU campus.
At a time when confidence in government and business leaders has been rocked by scandal and questionable decisions it will be both healthy and interesting to hear presentations from business, government, news and academic leaders about ethics and responsibility.
Registration is $40 and open to the public. For more information on the conference and the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, click here.
Have you ever stolen someone else’s idea? Does it matter if the idea has monetary value or not? According to the Wall Street Journal, “Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for the influential social-networking site. Three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals questioned lawyers about whether to toss out a 2008 settlement between Mr. Zuckerberg and his collegiate business partners. While the hearing was short on new revelations, the judges showed signs of reluctance to re-open the settlement.”
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