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 Supply Chain Disasters  

Apparel Supply Chain Disasters

On April 24, 2013, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, more than 1100 people were killed when Rana Plaza, an 8-story building housing a number of garment factories collapsed. In addition to those men and women who lost their lives, it is estimated that double that number were injured.

In the previous November another garment factory in Bangladesh burned down resulting in more than 100 deaths. Despite these disasters, Bangladesh has become the preferred supply source for a global group of clothing manufacturers and retailers competing in a garment category known colloquially as “fast fashion.”

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 The Ethics of the Financial Services Industry  

Ethics in the Financial Services Industry : A Discussion

In September 2012, Dan Sweeney, the Director of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics interviewed Associate Professor Kevin O'Brien from the Business Ethics and Legal Studies faculty at the Daniels College of Business and Mr. John Van Heuvelen, an independent director and former CEO of Lifevantage Corporation.

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 ENRON: 10 years after

ENRON: 10 Years After

In 2002, Andrew Fastow, former CFO of Enron was indicted on 78 counts of fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy. This followed the December 2, 2001 Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Enron which was followed quickly by the liquidation of the company resulting in the elimination of 4,000 jobs, the loss of about $2B in pension value, the evaporation of some $74B in market value for shareholders and the destruction of one of the oldest and most respected auditing firs in the country, Arthur Andersen.

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 Short-Termism and Ethical Behavior: Insight

Short-Termism and Ethical Behavior: Perspective

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Daniels College of Business Institute for Enterprise Ethics hosted a breakfast discussion for small group of selected C-suite executives, independent corporate directors and senior advisors to corporations with Professor Lorenzo Patelli on the topic of “Short-termism and Ethical Behavior."

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 Short-Termism and Ethical Behavior Discussion

Short-Termism and Ethical Behavior: A Discussion

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the Daniels College of Business Institute for Enterprise Ethics hosted a breakfast discussion for small group of selected C-suite executives, independent corporate directors and senior advisors to corporations with Professor Lorenzo Patelli on the topic of “Short-termism and Ethical Behavior." Following the breakfast two of the participants shared their reactions and opinions about the topics discussed with Dan Sweeney, the Director of the Institute.

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 The Ethics of Executive Compensation | A Discussion

The Ethics of Executive Compensation

On June 28, 2012, Dan Sweeney, the Director of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics Interviews Professor Don Mayer from the Business Ethics and Legal Studies faculty at the Daniels College of Business and Mr. John Balkcom, an independent director and retired executive compensation consultant on “The Ethics of Executive Compensation.” They discuss how executive compensation got so inflated, what ethical principles are applicable to evaluating executive compensation, how the public should think about the idea of “fairness” with respect to executive compensation and what can corporations and boards do to get control of this issue.

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Conflicts of Interest | A Discussion

Professor John Holcomb on Conflicts of Interest

Many of the recently reported scandals in the business community involved conflicts of interest of one sort or another. John Holcomb, Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the Daniels College of Business talked to Dan Sweeney, the Director of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics to examine the nature of conflicts of interest and how best to deal with them in the executive suite and the boardroom.

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