Explore stories relating to ethics and professional integrity in business.

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Persistent questioning of knowledge takes a toll

Dyson Assistant Professor Laura Niemi’s research shows regular exposure to even subtle prejudice and discrimination degrades physical and mental health.

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Dyson Alum Discusses Free Expression, Corporate Responsibility

Corporations are caught in a bind when it comes to social issues, Natalie R. Williams ’86 said during the Dyson School Dean’s Distinguished Lecture.

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Stand By Your Group: Loyalty Can Blur Ethics Line

Loyalty to a group vs. an individual was more effective in eliciting followers’ compliance with unethical requests, research by Angus Hildreth found.

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“Is it sustainable?” COVID-19 points to the value of asking big questions to inform planning resilience and social justice

COVID-19 underscores firms’ need for planning resilience, disproportionate impacts on poorer populations, and our interconnectedness.

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Under the Influence: How behavioral contagion can drive positive social change

Others’ choices affect our own and have enormous economic, social, and environmental consequences, argues Robert H. Frank in his new book.

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A nonpartisan approach to fixing the politics industry

Ethics lecturer Katherine Gehl advocates for political innovations like ranked choice voting to break partisan gridlock.

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Ethical Fashion

A global fashion revolution calls for greater transparency, sustainability, and ethics in the industry. Cornellians are stepping up to drive change.

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The character of conscience

You can help yourself to act virtuously in your personal and professional life by acknowledging that you are vulnerable to mistakes in moral judgement.

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Ethics speaker Kristin Behfar: Effective team leadership is ethical leadership

Kristin Behfar, PhD ’03, professor at U.S. Army War College, sees effectively leading a high-performing team as a manager’s ethical responsibility.