The ethical and legal scandals at Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and many other businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia have shaken people’s confidence in business. Corporate Integrity and Accountability seeks to address questions of corporate integrity as they arise for financial reporting, executive compensation, globalization, and business ethics itself. The chapters are the product of leading business ethicists—both academic and practitioner—in the U.S. and Europe, resulting in the application of different methodologies, sources, and forms of argument. This gives the reader a sense not only of the complexity of some of the ethical issues business faces, but also the richness of the various resources that are available to address these issues.

Principles with Process: Corporate Integrity within a Corporate Citizenship Framework

Principles with Process: Corporate Integrity within a Corporate Citizenship Framework

Principles with process: Corporate integrity within a corporate citizenship framework
Steven A.Rochlin

Businesses face intensifying pressures to demonstrate integrity and accountability. With better-informed and discerning customers and employees, and growing activism from civil society, there are heightened expectations on companies to behave with the highest ethical standards and contribute to social and environmental development. Even equity markets—through the growth of the socially responsible investment community—are joining in. More and more investors include ethics and social responsibility among the major criteria in selecting investments. Corporate integrity and accountability, which are often brought under the rubric of “good corporate citizenship,” are increasingly seen by many progressive companies as having a direct bearing on economic success. The complementarities of financial, ...

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