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Institute for Enterprise Ethics

The Institute for Enterprise Ethics was established at the Daniels College of Business as the vehicle to extend the College’s expertise and resources in business ethics to the practitioner community of executives, officers and directors of commercial and social enterprises in the region. The Institute’s mission is to help executives, officers and directors keep their organizations at the forefront of business ethics.

 

June 1, 2015 —  A Bad Day for Big-Pharma PR

Institute for Enterprise Ethics | Bad Bay for Big Pharma

On Monday, June I, 2015 the Wall Street Journal ran two items decrying big pharma’s manufacturing and pricing practices that are denying many cancer patients of their needed medicines. Manufacturing and pricing are two very basic functions of any production business and should have been mastered in the companies’ infancies. 

However, both France’s Sanofi SA and U.S.-based Merck & Co., the only two manufacturers of BCG, a lifesaving cancer treatment, have been unable to keep the product in adequate supply for more than two years.

It is irresponsible for the only two producers of a potentially life-saving drug cannot manage their manufacturing processes in a manner to keep adequate supplies available. 

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Two More Examples of Business and Social Progress Coming Together

Socail Responsibity in Business

Recently, the Gates Foundation started using a traditional business approach to guiding the development of important vaccines by small poorly funded pharmaceutical companies by making direct equity investments rather than providing research grants. Also KKR Founder George Roberts is funding a not-for-profit enterprise that provides training and entry level jobs for the chronically unemployed


 

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Trends in Corporate Governance

Institute for Enterprise Ethics | Governance
On Thursday, May 14, the Institute for Enterprise Ethics hosted an executive breakfast for 20+ executives and independent directors on the most important recent developments in corporate governance. The discussion was led by Professor John Holcomb of the Daniels College of Business and produced a lively and robust conversation on issues including corporate political activities, shareholder activism and cybersecurity.

To view Professor Holcomb’s slide presentation on these topics, please click here.

These People Have No Manners – At All!

Institute for Enterprise Ethics | Uber Screens
What is with these new-age high-tech operations, playing at business with absolutely no professional dignity, much less decorum? Within the past week, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported on two example of high-tech companies being accused of pilfering key employees and all of their intellectual capital from competitors and presumed business partners.

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Can Bankers (Be Made to) Behave?
Business Ethics | Can Bankers Behave?

William D. Cohan, author of House Cards and Money and Power and contributor to many major periodicals on topics of finance and Wall Street wrote a powerful piece in the May 2015 edition of The Atlantic magazine addressing just this question – “Can bankers Behave?” His answer appears to be yes, but it’s not likely. Cohan asks if “Wall Street’s deepest flaws (might) be cultural, promulgated over generations by leaders who have chosen to reward those who cut corners, stab colleagues in the back and engage in otherwise unethical behavior?”.


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Strategic Partners

NetImpact's mission is tNetImpact | University of Denvero cultivate a community of Daniel's College of Business students and professionals dedicated to using business as a platform for creating positive social, environmental, and financial impact.

Strategic Partners

National Association of Corporate Directors | Colorado Chapter

The vision of the National Association of Corporate Directors is to develop the best educated directors with a focus on skills, ethics and leadership.  Their mission is to provide real learning and quality networking for directors and board engaged “C” suite officers and to be the voice for the director.

 

About the Institute

The Institute for Enterprise Ethics was established at the Daniel's College of Business as the vehicle to extend the College’s expertise and resources in business ethics to the practitioner community of executives, officers and directors of commercial and social enterprises in the region.

To learn more about the Institute, click here.

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