Business ethics is the study of proper business policies and practices regarding potentially controversial issues, such as corporate governance , insider trading , bribery, discrimination, corporate social responsibility and fiduciary responsibilities. The third Business Ethics Week in October 2008 created a shared focus among faculty and students on the importance of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainable business with classroom instruction, discussion and guest speakers in over 90 business classes.
It’s also worth nothing that property is central to the notion of business, as the chief activities of business pertain not to action, but to property: obtaining property, using it, providing it to others) in exchange for other property), so I expect it is a topic of constant concern.
The programme is designed to equip professionals in government, business, non-governmental organisations, and community-based organisations with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to successfully address moral issues in their fields of expertise.
The New York Times recently carried a blog post by columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman about US president-elect Donald Trump and the worries that Trump would be unable, or simply unwilling, to disentangle his business dealings from his activities as president.
This seems a matter of classification that may have no direct bearing on ethical responsibility: the decision-maker rather than the benefactor is responsible for the ethics of a decision, though it may be said that it is for the sake of the benefactor that the decision was made.