Employees Care About Ethics at Work

It has not escaped any well-attuned management these days that employees are overflowing with strong opinions, and lots of them, often on subjects that were traditionally frowned upon as talking points in the workplace. Those days are gone, writes Ian Heinig on The Manifest. “People want their work to have integrity...As the work-life barrier becomes more porous, employees seek jobs that help them feel ethically sound...Hence, a company’s social and environmental commitments are key drivers in employee recruitment, retention, and loyalty.” For those looking for data to support this anecdotal evidence, Heinig’s report, “How Do Employees Act When Faced with Unethical Company Behavior,” provides the numbers as to how much ethics matters in today’s work environment.

Company News

Dec 9, 2010 9:00 AM ET

Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Thursday, December 9th:

Nike has developed a software tool to help designers incorporate sustainability efforts in the pre-production process....

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Dec 9, 2010 8:55 AM ET

During the holiday giving season, companies are looking for ways to leverage employee giving and their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.  As recent studies* have shown, the majority of large-sized companies choose to...

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Dec 9, 2010 8:00 AM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 9, 2010 - Southwest Airlines recently announced an innovative way for people on Facebook to give the opportunity of...

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Dec 8, 2010 6:15 PM ET

How much extra are people really willing to pay for a product that supports a cause? For the past several years, companies like Barkley, Cone, Inc., and Edelmen have gathered data that suggest cause-related products and brands are on...

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Dec 8, 2010 6:00 PM ET

Every year LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School holds a canned food drive around the holidays to benefit those facing a tough holiday season.

This year’s canned food drive happens to be today, with our city streets filled...

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Dec 8, 2010 4:32 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Santa Barbara, CA - December 8, 2010 - On November 9th, Be Green Packaging LLC, received independent certification from ...

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Dec 8, 2010 3:08 PM ET

The world needs some changes.  Quite a few actually.  As I go through my day, I often think about the food that I eat, the vehicles that get me where I need to go, the buildings I work and live in, and the wide variety of products I use...

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Dec 8, 2010 2:48 PM ET

 by Monika Mitchell

The Federal Reserve has been making news again this past week. A plan to pour $600 billion into the economy and the full disclosure of where the bailout money went these past three years have created new...

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Dec 8, 2010 2:21 PM ET

With an increasing number of companies now exploring the value aspects of...

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Dec 8, 2010 1:22 PM ET

Who is Julian Assange: An ethical capitalist, a protagonist for corporate social responsibility, a new-age Gandhian, or an anarchist and a menace to society?

Take a look, for example, at this from his interview with Forbes...

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