Lesson 18 Taking Action Ethically - #18 Taking Action...

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#18: Taking Action Ethically Key Terms: Non-Governmental Organization (NGO): Groups that are not associated with government and that work to bring about change. Non-Profit Organization (NPO): An organization not created for or involved in making a profit. Lobbying: The attempt to influence business or government decisions toward an organization’s desired goals. Corporate Philanthropy: Policies by which companies donate financial and material resources to support social causes. Page 329 #1a, 2a, 3a 1. A) List some of the challenges that multinational companies face as they try to use ethical practices in foreign countries. Some challenges that multinational companies face as they try to use ethical practices in foreign countries are: Trying to please their shareholders while also complying with foreign production and sales laws Pollution Government restrictions Mistreatment of labourers; unfair wages, unfit working conditions 2. A) Describe three ethical concerns about multinational products that have been expressed by
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Unformatted text preview: consumers. • How/where the products are produced? (sweatshops, child labour) • Does the production process cause environmental pollution? • Are local producers paid fairly? Or do a “middle man” and others make all the profits? 3. A) Explain how three NGO’s have helped improve the business conditions in developing countries. The Canadian Business for Social Responsibility: • Works with for-profit businesses to encourage socially responsible business practices • Developed guidelines for employees, customers, suppliers and other people and groups involved with the business The Institute for Global Ethics: • Promotes ethical behaviour in individuals, corporations and nations through research and practical action The International Institute for Sustainable Development: • Makes policy recommendations to support sustainable development • Looks at economic policy, climate change, natural resource management and other indicators...
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  • Fall '11
  • Mr.Martin
  • Business Ethics, Corporation, Corporate social responsibility, Non-profit organization, Non-governmental organization

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