A key aspect of the evolving concepts of organizational
integrity and the learning organization. This page is a
first step toward developing a global community of ethics
and policy inquiry and practice.
Principles of Corporate Self-governance
The sites that follow reflect the developing sense that
norms of corporate governance are at the very heart of organizational
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
has launched a major effort at developing international
norms for corporate self-governance. See the OECD
Corporate Affairs homepage and the OECD
Principles of Self-governance. Other OECD-identified
Essential Social Responsibility
For an excellent, extremely well-conceived and executed
resource about corporate
social responsibility see the resource center at Business
for Social Responsibility.
See also the Isenberg School of Management: Business
Links Ethics and Social Responsibility
See the following sites for resources about socially responsible
School Links to Socially Responsible Investing; Arizona
State University Library Links to Social Responsibility
For a multi-stakeholder approach to assessing social responsibility
see the global
Essential Social Responsibility
resource for US law and judicial decisions can be found
source for US federal government ethics regulations is maintained
by the Office of Governmental
the Hoover Institute Report on Judicial
Corruption in developing countries for detailed treatment
of the social cost of judicial corruption.
also the Corruption
Perceptions Index report and Source
Book of Transparency International.
also an excellent set of links to Native
American resources online.
Global Ethics Resources:
Foundation, Wall Street Journal,
The 2001 Index
of Economic Freedom Interactive Edition
The Organization for Economical
Co-operation and Development (OECD) has an extensive
Regulation Database" about its member countries'
extensive directory of resources complied by the US Environmental
Protection Agency: Resources
for Promoting Global Business Principles and Best Practices
A Directory of People, Organizations and Web Sites Version.
See also some intriguing research into globalization and
culture out of UNESCO: World
A detailed analysis of the organizational aspects of the
Los Angeles Police Department. Points to organizational
dynamics of individual ethics. http://www.LAPD.com/html/leaguereport.html
An excellent source of articles and online resources on
organizational sentencing from the United States Sentencing
Commission can be found at http://www.ussc.gov/training/educat.htm.
Look under: Sentencing of Organizations. See also an excellent
article explaining the value of the FSGO approach for foreign
Institute for Business Ethics
An excellent source for the current compliance requirements
in health care and other organizational ethics approaches
to organizational ethics can be found at Home
Page for HHS Compliance. Because the federal
government's involvement in health care is so ubiquitous,
and because health care is a substantial part of the U.S.
economy, compliance models developed here may serve as models
for other industries over time.
Compliance programs are a growth industry: compare and
contrast Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations
with the Model
Compliance Plan for Clinical Libraries (see also the
Care Financing Administration's clarification letter);
Compliance Program Guidance for Hospitals; Model
Compliance Plan for Hospices,and Nursing
Facilities, (See also letter
A source of
articles and links about ethics, including organizational
ethics. See also the Ethics
Resource Center and the website for the newsletter:
Management, which has sample articles from the newsletter
An industry-wide approach to effective ethics programs
is the Defense Industry Initiative to be found at http://www.dii.org/.
See also, its links to sites of interest. http://www.dii.org/links/links.html.
For an excellent discussion of director liability and best
practices, see the statement of Kathleen Gibson, Chairman,
Corporate Practices Committee American Society of Corporate
Secretaries, December 9, 1998.
An interesting series of articles on organizational ethics
in health care can be found at: http://www.nursingworld.org/ojin/topic8/intro.htm
For an excellent source of information on the issues of
electronic privacy, see the Electronic
Privacy Information Center.
See also the Toronto Stock Exchange on Corporate
For an e-mailed copy of the Report of the ERC Fellows Program
Subcommittee on Employee Confidentiality, contact
For an excellent resource for organizational
values statements and ethics codes, see the Center
for the Study of Ethics in the Professions: Codes of Ethics
Online Project. One of the most intriguing such statements
is the 1947
Prospectus for Sony, which is discussed in Collins &
Porras' work, Built to Last.
Another excellent resource is the Minnesota
Center for Corporate Responsibility.
For ethics & policy news from around the
world, go to our perspectives page.
an interesting discussion of Aldo Leopold's "Land Ethic"
and its implications, see the article
by Laura Westra.
Global Anti-Corruption Efforts
here for anti-corruption resources
Applied Ethics Resources:
excellent listing of the major sites for applied ethics
maintained by the University of British Columbia. http://www.ethics.ubc.ca/
A source dedicated to issues of electronic privacy. http://www.EPIC.org/
A source dedicated to the ethics of journalism can be found
For an excellent gateway to broader philosophical sites,
For regularly updated ethics and policy news from around
the world, see our Perspectives Page.
General reference; Refdesk;
Britannica; see also
Study Web below