Ethical values play an increasingly important role in business today.
With the rise of social media and the increasing transparency of conducting business, society has come to expect a certain standard of behaviour from businesses.
For customers, a company’s social and environmental responsibility is an important factor when deciding which product or service to purchase.
For employees, receiving guidance in understanding a company’s ethical values (and how to apply these values when conducting their work) is expected.
In today’s economy, the way a company manages its economic, social and environmental relationships, and the way it engages its stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, business partners, governments and communities) strongly impact the company’s potential for long-term success.
While being profitable is the major goal of any business, an active sense of social responsibility — making voluntary contributions to the well-being of the global and local communities through core business activities, social investment and philanthropy programs and engagement in public policy — is essential to succeeding in a long-term plan.
So, what does it mean to be a good corporate citizen in the community today?
What are the characteristics of a trustworthy, ethical business?
How can we instill these characteristics in our own business or place of employment?
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Time: 7:30-9 a.m.
Date: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
Place: The Local, 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Cost: DRIVE members: $10; all others: $15