Download Ethisphere’s Insights app for all the latest content and the past issues of Ethisphere Magazine. On the other hand, if the games go ahead and if there’s then an up-tick in cases of Zika around the world, sponsors have a two-pronged defence: first, you can’t prove it’s because of the Olympics” (which is probably true) and second, the CDC and WHO said it was OK” (which they did).
While there are some exceptions, business ethicists are usually less concerned with the foundations of ethics (meta-ethics), or with justifying the most basic ethical principles, and are more concerned with practical problems and applications, and any specific duties that might apply to business relationships.
Employees are stakeholders as they want to know if the company they are working for is ethical or else they would feel bad working for the company, and also any changes to the business regarding ethical issues that may affect the employees would want to be known by them.
I expect this is because ethics is based on reason: the factors that were taken into consideration in making a decision can be said to have influenced that decision, and any factor that was not taken into consideration had no impact on the decision, though they may have had an impact on the consequences.
Ongoing attempts to set strong standards of good business behavior risk being denigrated and undermined by the new administration to the detriment of the United States standing in the world and to the public acceptability of global trade and investment.course