Business ethics refers to contemporary organizational standards, principles, sets of values and norms that govern the actions and behavior of an individual in the business organization. Corporate social responsibility”, or CSR, is typically understood as actions by businesses that are (i) not legally required, and (ii) intended to benefit parties other than the corporation (where benefits to the corporation are understood in terms of return on equity, return on assets, or some other measure of financial performance).
Without being perceived as a sign of economic strength, social responsibility has today the form of corporate civic – a way to create stable and profitable business relationship for all parties, a non-aggressive way, less harmful to work around the community, a friendly way of communication with society.
These policies can be simple exhortations in broad, highly generalized language (typically called a corporate ethics statement), or they can be more detailed policies, containing specific behavioural requirements (typically called corporate ethics codes).
The international deals are not only in relatively clean countries but also in countries that do not rank highly on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index Furthermore, Trump’s business deals are in the real estate sector, one that has long been a locus of corruption worldwide.
In this regard, it is reasonable to assert that the expectations of each party constitute an obligation on the part of the other party to undertake the responsibility to ensure the uniformity of the transaction to previous experience, or to provide information to the other party if it is foreseen that it will be different than before.