Category Archives: Ethics

Responsibility Reporting: A Glance at Starbucks

Net Impact Professional Chapter hosted “Starbucks in Focus” at the Starbucks headquarters on Thursday, May 12. The discussion focused on the tenth annual Global Responsibility Report (FY2010) that was released in April. The Vice President of Global Responsibility, Ben Packard, … Continue reading

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Creative Space

“Creation is pleasure and torture at the same time. It’s trying to make something out of nothing. It’s a birth of some sort. Sometimes it’s like pulling a piano out of a swamp. Sometimes it’s like walking on air. The … Continue reading

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Stop Slavery: How We Can Help

This week, I attended a screening of the new documentary, “The Dark Side of Chocolate.” The screening was held at Theo Chocolate here in Seattle and sponsored by Equal Exchange. So as we munched on Theo’s o-so-yummy-slave-free chocolate, we watched … Continue reading

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Re-Framing Compliance to Motivate Employees

A few years back, I was required to complete sexual harassment training. Even as a female, I didn’t want to do the training because I was just so busy with other things. But it was required, so I did it. … Continue reading

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How is Ethical Behavior Fostered in an Organization?

In my previous post, I argued that compliance programs in corporations are most effective if they employ a broader ethical/values-based framework. I want to further that argument from a different angle, using findings in cognitive-developmental psychology. In the 1950s, Lawrence … Continue reading

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How to Teach Compliance

When I lived in Montana a few years back, I discovered a passion for mountain biking. After numerous spills and flips over the handle bars, a seasoned mountain biker gave me a most valuable piece of advice: look in the … Continue reading

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Bartell Drugs

This morning, I attended a breakfast hosted by Kiros in which Jean Bartell Barber described her work as Vice President and Treasurer of Bartell Drugs. I was pleased to hear her discuss the ethics that drive company decisions, confirming that … Continue reading

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