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On Ethics and Ethical Behavior

"Ethos," the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-332 BCE) taught the world some 24 centuries ago, is very important for leaders to have and to demonstrate if they want to succeed in shaping public opinion. Individual and collective ethos is at the heart of who we are and what we stand for.  Aristotle perfected his principles of rhetoric " effective political speech -- and taught his students the power of rhetoric, which he explained was one of the foundation stones of [then] emerging western democracy (in Ancient Greece). 

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News & Updates

July 5, 2022 Professor: Cut the amount of football in half for the sake of sustainability

Source: Playthegame.org

According to Tim Walters, a Canadian college professor, sustainable sport requires fundamentally rethinking the way we do sport. He hopes that fans and players can put pressure on sports organisations to change the structure of...

July 5, 2022 Hacker puts 1 billion Chinese citizens' leaked personal data up for sale

Source: Radio Free Asia

A hacker has claimed to be selling the personal data of 1 billion Chinese nationals leaked from a Shanghai police database, according to a post by user "ChinaDan" on the hacker forum Breach Forums that was widely shared on...

June 28, 2022 Credit Suisse found guilty in cocaine cash laundering case

Source: Reuters

Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) was convicted by Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court on Monday of failing to prevent money-laundering by a Bulgarian cocaine trafficking gang in the country's first criminal trial of one of its major banks.

Research & Insights

June 7, 2022 $1 billion has been lost in cryptocurrency scams since 2021, FTC warns

Source: CNN Business

Cryptocurrency scammers have stolen over $1 billion from 46,000 people since the start of 2021, a new Federal Trade Commission report says.

May 2, 2022 Shopify May Have the Remedy For A Major ESG Headache

Source: The Street

Nearly 60% of about 1,500 executives surveyed globally said that their company is guilty of greenwashing.

April 29, 2022 One-third of the largest US companies don’t disclose any of their environmental impact

Source: CMBC

A new study by Just Capital found that one-third of Russell 1000 companies make no environmental disclosures. The report looked at 13 environmental metrics, which include performance outputs like greenhouse gas emissions, water...

Commentary & Opinion

December 28, 2021 Opinion - Here's Why I Still Won't Buy Bitcoin, and You Shouldn't, Either

Source: The Motley Fool

In less than a week, investors can pop the champagne corks and celebrate another successful year. Through Dec. 22, the widely followed S&P 500 was higher by 25%, which more than doubles up its average annual total return of...

December 17, 2021 Opinion | The Left’s Excuses for Inflation Are Getting More Absurd

Source: Politico

No one on the left seems to deny that supply chain disruptions are playing a role in inflation, but the focus on corporate greed is an absurdly reductive depiction of the U.S. economy — as if a broad-based, multicausal economic...

October 6, 2021 Pathway to a sustainable economy

Source: The Guardian

True, uninhibited economic growth on a finite planet cannot continue, and politicians who offer us continued growth but along a “green pathway” are either being disingenuous – dangerously misleading – or simply lying. But “doing...


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