DSST Business Ethics Study Guide sm

The un has developed the principles for responsible

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principles but with no formal act of legislation. The UN has developed the Principles for Responsible Investment as guidelines for investing entities. Environmental justice (EJ) refers to an equitable spatial distribution of burdens and benefits to groups such as racial minorities, residents of economically disadvantaged areas, or residents of developing nations. Environmental justice proponents generally view the environment as encompassing "where we live, work, and play" (sometimes "pray" and "learn" are also included) and seek to redress inequitable distributions of environmental burdens (pollution, industrial facilities, crime, etc.) and equitably distribute access to environmental goods such as nutritious food, clean air and water, parks, recreation, health care, education, transportation, safe jobs, etc. Self-determination and participation in decision-making are key components of environmental justice. According to a compilation of thoughts by several notable EJ organizations, root causes of environmental injustices include "institutionalized racism; the commodification of land, water, energy and air; unresponsive, unaccountable government policies and regulation; and lack of resources and power in affected communities". [1] Gifts in Kind 1. An in-kind grant contribution (gift in kind) is when a foundation or other entity contributes a good or service in lieu of providing monetary grants. In-kind contributions support the programs or daily operations of an organization. Such contributions include products, supplies and equipment, the use of corporate services or facilities and professional services or expertise. In-kind donations build relationships within an organization as the donor can support the mission and programs without investing cash. Keeping a donor informed of what is done with their donation encourages them to take on a greater role in programs A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement , confidential disclosure agreement (CDA), proprietary information agreement (PIA), or secrecy agreement , is alegal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict access to by third parties. It is a contract through which the parties agree not to disclose information covered by the agreement. An NDA creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of
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confidential and proprietary information or trade secrets. As such, an NDA protects non-public business information. NDAs are commonly signed when two companies, individuals, or other entities (such as partnerships, societies, etc.) are considering doing business and need to understand the processes used in each others business for the purpose of evaluating the potential business relationship. NDAs can be "mutual", meaning both parties are restricted in their use of the materials provided, or they can restrict the use of material by a single party.
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