Ethics

Donald McCabe research quoted in Daily Illini opinion piece

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A few weeks ago, Piper Kerman, the author of "Orange is the New Black," spoke in the Illini Union to University students about her experience in a woman’s prison. Though the talk happened some time ago, her points are still relevant to college-age students. Naturally, Kerman spoke largely about changes that need to be made in our criminal justice system. But, after attending the talk, I started...

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Professor Ann Buchholtz quoted in Men’s Health feature

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Long relegated to the bowels of toilet bowls and septic tanks, poop has gone mainstream, with a slew of websites offering poop on demand. It's not as gross as it sounds—on second thought, it really is—with poop delivery services giving customers a chance to buy the ultimate spite gifts for those who've wronged them. “This isn't a gag, it's an attack,” claims Ann K. Buchholtz, Ph.D., Professor of...

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James Abruzzo presented at international expert meeting on the role of trustees in fundraising for the arts in the US

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The role of fundraising for the board of trustees of arts organizations. On November 11, 2014 the NVTC held an exclusive event, sponsored by Camunico and DHR International, where James Abruzzo, co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School shared his expertise concerning the role of fundraising for the board of trustees of arts organizations. DHR International has...

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Former opera singer, now top community bank executive Michelle Lee to receive 2014 Steven J. Diner Ethical Leadershp Award

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Michelle Lee, a vice president of Wells Fargo Bank, has been promoted to the top community bank executive position on the East Coast. Banking was not part of her initial career plans. After earning a degree in music from Boston Conservatory, Lee aspired to become an opera singer. When she joined Wells Fargo (then First National State Bank) as a teller in 1984, she thought it would be an interim...

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Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership to present the 2014 Steven J. Diner Ethical Leadership Award to banking executive Michelle Y. Lee reported in Yahoo News

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) will honor Michelle Y. Lee, regional banking executive, Eastern Region for Community Banking at Wells Fargo, with the 2014 Steven J. Diner Ethical Leadership Award. Created in 2011 in recognition of a champion of the IEL, Steven J. Diner, former Rutgers University-Newark chancellor, this award is given annually to an...

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Understanding ethical decisions can help a company avoid lawsuits said Ann Buchholtz in NJBIZ

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Rutgers Business School in Newark will be offering a two-day executive educational program called Executive Leadership: An Ethical Journey to Success. The program, hosted by The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School, will culminate with a certificate of completion. According to Ann K. Buchholtz, Rutgers professor of leadership and ethics and research director at IEL, the...

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New Institute for Ethical Leadership certificate program provides tools leaders need to be prepared said Judy Young in TMC article

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

According to Institute for Ethical Leadership Executive Director Judy Young, "These days, companies can't avoid ethical dilemmas and leaders need to be prepared. This new Executive Leadership: An Ethical Journey to Success Certificate Program includes ethics and values, corporate social responsibility, compliance, crisis communication and how to create and sustain an ethical culture. Participants...

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Inaugural Master of Financial Analysis cohort continuing successful path to CFA

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) program is designed to not only prepare students academically, but also to provide a way for students to improve their English proficiency. By taking a summer intensive English-language program provided by the Program in American Language Studies (PALS), students should have a broader understanding of the English language making it more likely to perform better in finance classes as well as on the CFA exams.

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New Certificate Program, Executive Leadership: An Ethical Journey to Success provides tools for tackling the toughest challenges said Ann Buchholtz in NBC Right Now article

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the wake of ever increasing lawsuits and stories in the media about corporate missteps, the Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL), located at Rutgers Business School, is offering a new Certificate Program, Executive Leadership: An Ethical Journey to Success. This two-day executive education program, on Tuesday, November 18 and Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Rutgers Business School in Newark,...

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Michael Santoro discussed minimum wage debate and making the lives of working people better in Daily American

Monday, October 6, 2014

"We are living in a time when it is very difficult to live the dream of middle-class America," said Michael Santoro, a business ethicist and professor at Rutgers Business School. "Is minimum wage the answer to this problem? No, certainly not by itself." Jared Pincin, an economics professor at The King's College, David Talcott, Pincin's colleague and writing partner at King's, Santoro, and others...

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Andrew Huszar, senior fellow at Rutgers Business School, discussed implications of Goldman Sachs recordings on Bloomberg Market Makers

Monday, September 29, 2014

Andrew Huszar, senior fellow at Rutgers Business School, discusses revelations on “Market Makers” of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s handling of Goldman Sachs secret recordings and how the role of regulation has changed in the banking industry since the financial crisis. Watch Video

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Institute for Ethical Leadership co-founder James Abruzzo interviewed on Issues and Ideas with Chris DeBello

Thursday, September 11, 2014

James Abruzzo co-founder, Institute for Ethical Leadership, spoke with Chris DeBello regarding the Sussex County Community College ethics probe.  Abruzzo shared his anaylsis of ethics questions regarding the Sussex County NJ Community College Board of Trustees. Sussex County Community College trustees Glen Vetrano, Edward Leppert and Glenn Gavan had conflicts of interest with an engineering...

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“Perception is as important as reality in these situations” said Alex Plinio in NJ.com ethics story

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The three Sussex County Community College trustees who were paid by an engineering firm they also hired at the school weren’t aware of their ethical obligations required by state law and the school’s ethics code, an independent investigation found Monday. But experts now say they doubt that finding. “It would be unusual for three members to not know their responsibilities,” added Alex Plinio, co-...

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Marketplace quotes Professor Michael Santoro in story on those held responsible for financial crisis

Friday, August 1, 2014

In a story that aired on American Public Media's Marketplace, reporter Tracey Samuelson took a look at the individuals who have been held responsible for causing the 2008 financial crisis. As part of her reporting, she sought out the expertise of Rutgers Business School Professor Michael Santoro, who teaches ethics in business.

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Judy Young announced Mini-MBA program in Ethical Leadership on NJBIZ

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School announced Thursday that it will be offering a new Mini-MBA program in Ethical Leadership. "This Mini-MBA includes ethics and values, corporate social responsibility, compliance, crisis communication, and how to create and sustain an ethical culture. Participants will gain knowledge and experience in ethical leadership and critical...

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Michael Santoro quoted by Marketplace, APM on Countrywide bad mortgage "Hustle"

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, there have been relatively few individuals held responsible for the roles they played, or the bad mortgages they issued and bundled together to pass along to investors. However, a former employee of the mortgage lender Countrywide Financial was fined Wednesday as part of a civil fraud case. Countrywide’s former CEO and CFO were also fined coming out of...

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Simi Kedia and Xing Zhou quoted in Forbes regarding Moodys ratings bias toward its two largest shareholders

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A new study concludes that Moody’s gave significantly higher ratings on bonds and derivatives issued by companies in the investment portfolios of its two largest shareholders, including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, and took longer to downgrade them than its rival Standard & Poor’s. The study joins a large body of literature probing the effects of ownership on supposedly objective...

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Ann Buchholtz quoted in Wall Street Journal regarding five-star Amazon review by investor of his investment without disclosure

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Is it ethical for a venture capital investor to praise a product put out by a company he’s invested in without disclosing his financial interest? James D. Robinson IV, a founder of RRE Ventures in New York City,  which is currently investing from a $280 million fund raised this year, did just that. RRE  is an investor in Quirky Inc., Palantir Technologies Inc. and OnDeck Capital Inc....

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James Abruzzo interviewed in New Hope Free Press about council president and appearance of conflict of interest

Monday, June 16, 2014

New Hope Borough Council President Claire Shaw would be well-advised to create some distance between herself and the borough’s review of the proposed four-story boutique conference center that investors want to build next to her property to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, say ethical experts. Several colleges and universities with faculty specializing in political, philosophical,...

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Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership wins a Hermes Platinum Award for animated video promoting its work

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals awards the Hermes Platinum and Gold awards annually to the work of communication departments, advertising agencies and other public relations and marketing businesses in one of the largest competitions in the world.

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