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Bad behavior by global corporations, intentional or not, seems endemic these days. And the costs can be tremendous, in the form of stiff penalties, lost customers and an erosion in the public trust. Time for business to wake up to the need for ethical behavior. On this episode, we meet Christopher Gilbert, author of There’s No Right Way to Do the Wrong Thing, and a senior consultant with NobleEdge Consulting. In the business world, he stresses, there are no acceptable “gray” areas of conduct. Companies need to proactively align themselves with strict ethical practices, and turn off the “moral autopilot.” But, as Gilbert points out, doing the right thing also translates into higher returns. He shows how a system that was designed solely for the purpose of generating profits to investors can operate on a higher plane, and flourish in the process. As Gilbert says: “We have to put all of our choices on an ethics radar screen.” Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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Gilbert’s book, There’s No Right Way to Do the Wrong Thing.
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