An Interview with Dick Coffey, Chairman of Consortio Group, and Recipient of the 2017 Better Business Bureau Integrity AwardBy Sam Bittner and Zunair Malik, Creighton University MBA Students The insurance industry has some unique challenges when it comes to business ethics. Customers often don’t fully understand the coverages or legal wording in their insurance contract,…

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An Interview with Greg Boulay, President/CEO of Pella Windows & Doors, 2017 Better Business Bureau Integrity Award WinnerBy Madeleine Jesse and Camille Uher, MBA Candidates at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business Can you define ethics and tell us what ethics means to you? The fundamental definition of the word ethics to me is rooted…

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The last thing any company wants is a misstep that hurts the trust it has built with customers. This is especially true for smaller businesses, which may not have the resources to recover from a reputational setback. To prevent mistakes, bad decisions and wrongdoing, smaller businesses can take a proactive approach to ethics. USA Today,…

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With support from U.S. Bank, the Center for Ethics in Practice at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is launching the Business Ethics Resource Center. July 15, 2019

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A recent Salesforce survey confirmed what consumers inherently know: Ethics is good for business. Now, thanks to a new website from the Center for Ethics in Practice in the Opus College of Business, small to midsize businesses can rest easier knowing that ethics and compliance resources are at their fingertips. The website, Business Ethics Resource Center, is at berc.centerforethicsinpractice.org. U.S.…

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National Public Radio examines how good people can act unethically, using a small business example. Over the past decade or so, news stories about unethical behavior have been a regular feature on TV, a long, discouraging parade of misdeeds marching across our screens. And in the face of these scandals, psychologists and economists have been…

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How one individual’s experience changed the nation. In the late 1970s, Goodyear hired Lilly Ledbetter to work as a supervisor at its tire factory in Alabama. Ledbetter was the only female supervisor at the plant, and remained so for the nineteen years she worked there. She received a Top Performance Award for her work in…

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Gender should be the least remarkable thing about someone, but transgender people are still too often misunderstood. To help those who are scared to ask questions or nervous about saying the wrong thing, Jackson Bird shares a few ways to think about trans issues. And in this funny, frank talk, he clears up a few…

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The Privacy Shield Frameworks are a mechanism for legally transferring personal data from the European Union (EU) and Switzerland to the United States. They are based on agreements first entered into between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission in 2016, replacing the earlier Safe Harbor program. The Privacy Shield promotes greater transparency…

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Read about the BBB’s standards for honest and fair business ads These basic advertising standards are issued for the guidance of advertisers, advertising agencies and advertising media. It is impossible to cover fully the wide variety of advertising practices by specific standards in a code such as this, which is designed to apply to the…

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