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Tuesday, April 24 • 1:20pm - 1:40pm
My Business Ethics Brings All The Consumers To The Yard: Analyzing The Existence Of Ethical Corporations Under Capitalism

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Most Americans are active participants in corporate capitalism so it is important that we as employees and consumers are attempting to make ethical choices in how we participate in capitalism. Within the current United States capitalist economy it is difficult to define ethics in terms of large scale corporations. The pre-existing formulas for corporate ethics in circulation, while extensive, are inaccessible to the average person and do not consider environmental or community factors. A new model must be built to define what ‘ethical corporations’ would consist of. How can we as participants in corporate capitalism find out for ourselves which corporations we should patron to do the least cultural damage? This paper intends to build a ethical checklist model using current working models for ethical capitalism and business ethics. The checklist model is intended to be used by the average person in order to identify where a corporation in lacking and what they are doing well in way of providing for the community, providing for their stakeholders, and caring their environmental impact. To prove the model works fifteen large scale corporations will be tested with the checklist and assessed for their ethical standing.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:20pm - 1:40pm PDT
236 Zageir Hall

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