16 Best Quotes about Business Ethics

I believe that Silicon Valley is truly a place of excellence and the impact of this tiny community on the world is completely disproportionate to its size. We are the undisputed leaders of technological change. But with our abundance of talent and resources, we also have the opportunity to be the pioneers of social change and, ultimately, this may be our greatest contribution - Jeff Skoll

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Participant (Productions) is the only production company in town that has a double bottom line: social good plus financial returns. It's too early to tell how our returns are going to look - though all signs are promising - but social good is what we're really after - Jeff Skoll

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Business social responsibility should not be coerced; it is a voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every company must make on its own - John Mackey

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I became a vegan and at the same time I realized, gosh, Whole Foods has got to create a higher standard here. I think it will ultimately be a goodbusiness ethics decision because I think our customers expect us, want us to pave this path. - John Mackey

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I think one of the most misunderstood things about business ethics in America is that people are either doing things for altruistic reasons or they are greedy and selfish, just after profit. That type of dichotomy portrays a false image ofbusiness ethics . It certainly is a false image of Whole Foods. The whole idea is to do both: The animals have to flourish, but in such a way that it'll be cheap enough for the customers to buy it - John Mackey

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I think the hardest thing about my job is the way Whole Foods Market views itself philosophically is that we are a business ethics dedicated to meeting all the various stakeholders of the company's best interests. And by stakeholders we mean customers, team members, stockholders, community, and the environment.Sometimes what is in the best interest of one stakeholder may not be in the best interest of another stakeholder, and as the CEO, I have to balance the various interests of the different constituencies and stakeholders to create win, win, win scenarios, and that can sometimes be very difficult to do. Everybody wants something from the CEO - John Mackey

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We don't think of ourselves as do-gooders or altruists. It's just that somehow we're trying our best to be run with some sense of moral compass even in abusiness ethics environment that is growing - Craig Newmark

Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business ethics is a part of our society, and it's integral to the practice of being able to conduct business ethics, that you have a set of honest standards. And it's much easier to do business ethics with someone when you look them in the eye and say, This is what we're going to do, and you understand what you each mean, and you can go away and get it done - Kerry Stokes

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A man does what he must.. in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers, and pressures.. and that is the basis of all human morality - John F. Kennedy

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The scientists are virtually screaming from the rooftops now. The debate is over! There's no longer any debate in the scientific community about this. But the political systems around the world have held this at arm's length because it's an inconvenient business ethics, because they don't want to accept that it's a moral imperative - Al Gore

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I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values - Albert Einstein

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Many business ethics leaders are asking fundamental questions about what business ethics they’re in, why they are doing it and how it can be used as a means of healing human and natural communities - Amory Lovins

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A business ethics is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Psychologist

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Many business ethics leaders today view their jobs as entailing responsibility for the welfare of the wider community. These individuals do not define themselves as profit-making machines whose only reason for existing is to satisfy escalating expectation for immediate gain - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Psychologist

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If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business ethics foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won't crumble - Henry Kravis

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We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems - Janet Holmes a Court

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