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Ethically Speaking

Corporate Social Activisim


with Donald "Don" Mayer, JD
Professor of the Practice
Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies

In this edition of Ethically Speaking, Dan Sweeney and Don Mayer, discuss the new social activism in corporate America. Since the 1970's corporations have lobbied for and against legislation and regulation they deemed detrimental to their business, but the new social activism has less to do with bottom line economics and more to do with society at large.

This past March, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, went after North Carolina lawmakers for restricting certain gay rights. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, has been openly critical of proposed changes to U.S. immigration policy. John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, continues to espouse his belief in conscious capitalism.

What does it all mean? The episode of Ethically Speaking delves into these subjects and more.

Ethically Speaking


Ethically Speaking is a Podcast of The Institute for Enterprise Ethics at the Daniels College of Business. It features timely insights into the ethical issues facing business professionals in the modern business climate in the U.S. and abroad.

Episode 1

The Ethics of Big Data
September 10, 2015

Paul Bauer, Professor Emeritus
Daniels College of Business

Episode 2

Why Hasn't Anyone Gone To Jail?
October 6, 2015

Dr. Bruce Klaw, Assistant Professor
Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies

Episode 3

Disruptive Technologies
October 8, 2015

JB Holston, Dean
Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

Episode 4

'16 | CORPORATE INTEGRITY
February 18, 2016

Paul Gibbons
International Consultant, Author and Speaker

Episode 5

Integrity. What does it mean?
December 12, 2015

Buie Seawell, Professor
Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies

Episode 6

The Business Case for Ethical Behavior
May 19, 2016.


with Robert Giacalone, PhD
Bill Daniels Chair in Business Ethics
Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies, Endowed Chair

Episode 7

Board Governance for the Long-Term
October 6, 2016


with Bill Heck
Managing Principal of the Harlon Group
Chairman, Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors

Episode 8

Employee Privacy and How To Protect It
September 8, 2016


with Andrew Urbaczewski, PhD
Chair, Department of Business Information and Analytics; Associate Professor
Business Information & Analytics Advisory Board, Department of Business Information and Analytics

Episode 9

Does Your Board Need And Ethics Committee
October 6, 2016


with John Holcomb, JD
Professor
Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies, Office of Executive and Professional MBA Programs

Episode 10

Stakeholder Engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs
November 10, 2016

with James "Skip" Spensley, JD
Adjunct Professor
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver

 
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