Business ethics

BBB Honors Four Businesses with International Award for Outstanding Leadership Character and Organizational Ethics

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

These businesses are recognized for their outstanding commitment toleadership character, social responsibility, and high standards of organizational ethics that benefit their customers, employees and communities.

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  • These businesses are recognized for their outstanding commitment toleadership character, social responsibility, and high standards of organizational ethics that benefit their customers, employees and communities.
  • To be eligible for entry in the BBB International Torch Awards for Ethics, a business must first be a winner of their local BBB awards program.
  • QCMI was the recipient of the 2012 and 2019 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics from BBB serving the Pacific Southwest.
  • The company received the 2020 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics from BBB serving Southeast Tennessee & Northwest Georgia.

Survey: Most Americans Believe Advertising to Children is Unethical and Advertisers Should Stop Marketing to Kids Under 8 Years Old

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1:38pm

And data from the question regarding the ethics of marketing to young kids indicated an even stronger belief, with 57.8% of participants responding "Definitely Yes" or "Yes" to the question, "Is advertising to kids younger than 8 years old unethical?"

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  • And data from the question regarding the ethics of marketing to young kids indicated an even stronger belief, with 57.8% of participants responding "Definitely Yes" or "Yes" to the question, "Is advertising to kids younger than 8 years old unethical?"
  • From the time kids are born they are bombarded with highly-sophisticated advertising messages that shape their financial behaviors and self-esteem.
  • This prompted their Stop Predatory Advertising to Kids campaign and development of new resources to help parents teach their children about evaluating advertisements .
  • "Advertisers spend billions annually targeting children with ads designed by highly-skilled marketers that unconsciously shape kids' financial behaviors before they can understand the intent of advertisers.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WeissLaw LLP Investigates dMY Technology Group, Inc. II

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:10am

WeissLaw is investigating whether DMYD's board acted in the best interest of DMYD's public stockholders in agreeing to the proposed transaction, whether the board was fully informed as to the valuation of GSG, and whether all information regarding the process undertaken by the board and the valuation of the transaction will be fully and fairly disclosed to DMYD public shareholders.

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  • WeissLaw is investigating whether DMYD's board acted in the best interest of DMYD's public stockholders in agreeing to the proposed transaction, whether the board was fully informed as to the valuation of GSG, and whether all information regarding the process undertaken by the board and the valuation of the transaction will be fully and fairly disclosed to DMYD public shareholders.
  • WeissLaw LLP has litigated hundreds of stockholder class and derivative actions for violations of corporate and fiduciary duties.
  • We have recovered over a billion dollars for defrauded clients and obtained important corporate governance relief in many of these cases.
  • If you have information or would like legal advice concerning possible corporate wrongdoing (including insider trading, waste of corporate assets, accounting fraud, or materially misleading information), consumer fraud (including false advertising, defective products, or other deceptive business practices), or anti-trust violations, please email us at stockinfo@weisslawllp.com
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WeissLaw LLP Investigates Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1:54am

Notably, stockholders holding approximately 50% of the Company's stock have essentially locked up the deal, agreeing to vote their shares in favor of the merger.

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  • Notably, stockholders holding approximately 50% of the Company's stock have essentially locked up the deal, agreeing to vote their shares in favor of the merger.
  • WeissLaw LLP has litigated hundreds of stockholder class and derivative actions for violations of corporate and fiduciary duties.
  • We have recovered over a billion dollars for defrauded clients and obtained important corporate governance relief in many of these cases.
  • If you have information or would like legal advice concerning possible corporate wrongdoing (including insider trading, waste of corporate assets, accounting fraud, or materially misleading information), consumer fraud (including false advertising, defective products, or other deceptive business practices), or anti-trust violations, please email us at stockinfo@weisslawllp.com
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Why Corporate Scandals Continue Despite 50 Years of Business Ethics Initiatives: New Book From Lanark Press

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:13am

Most companies think they have done a good job managing ethics.

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  • Most companies think they have done a good job managing ethics.
  • Companies have failed to control bad apples (unethical individuals), bad barrels (toxic corporate cultures), and bad orchards (corrupt environments).
  • Both co-authors have maintained active consulting careers advising companies on ethics, corporate responsibility, and accountability programs.
  • LANARK PRESS is a new press founded by the co-authors as a vehicle for their Business Ethics Research Initiative and for publishing in this field.

Media Advisory: UPDATED roster of speakers for CMAprivacy on October 20

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 1:00pm

We serve more than 400 corporate, not-for-profit, public and post-secondary members, including Canada's most prestigious brands.

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  • We serve more than 400 corporate, not-for-profit, public and post-secondary members, including Canada's most prestigious brands.
  • Our community also includes creative, media, and PR agencies, research firms, management consulting firms, technology companies and other suppliers to the marketing community.
  • Our Chartered Marketer (CM) designation ensures that marketing professionals are highly qualified and up to date with best practices.
  • We champion self-regulatory standards, including the mandatory Canadian Marketing Code of Ethics and Standards.

Sunworks Announces $10 Million in Q3 Project Wins, Representing an Acceleration in Activity and Improving Market Conditions

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

The increased sales activity positions us well for 2021 and demonstrates the continued demand for our solar solutions, particularly among agriculture and commercial customers, Cargile continued.

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  • The increased sales activity positions us well for 2021 and demonstrates the continued demand for our solar solutions, particularly among agriculture and commercial customers, Cargile continued.
  • Sunworks is committed to quality business practices that exceed industry standards and uphold its ideals of ethics and safety.
  • Sunworks diverse, seasoned workforce includes veterans who bring a sense of pride, discipline, and professionalism to their interaction with customers.
  • Instead, they are based largely on the expectations of Sunworks and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.

Callon Petroleum Company Releases Inaugural 2019 Sustainability Report

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm

HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) ("Callon" or the "Company") today released its inaugural sustainability report.

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  • HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) ("Callon" or the "Company") today released its inaugural sustainability report.
  • The online report outlines Callon's commitment to environmental responsibility, health and safety, community engagement, governance, and business ethics.
  • Our inaugural sustainability report reflects the ongoing efforts of the entire Callon team to build a sustainable business and pursue continuous improvement in our operations."
  • Based on investor feedback, Callon's 2019 Sustainability Report is informed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards for Oil & Gas and includes the following highlights and achievements:
    Integration of the Callon and Carrizo workforces following the 2019 closing of the acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

Zijin Mining's Announcement in relation to the Environmental, Social and Governance Framework and Formulation of 8 Policy Statements

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 11:00pm

In order to strengthen the Board's management over ESG-related matters, the responsibilities of the Strategic Committee of the Board will include the duties of managing ESG-related matters.

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  • In order to strengthen the Board's management over ESG-related matters, the responsibilities of the Strategic Committee of the Board will include the duties of managing ESG-related matters.
  • A number of work teams, comprising the heads of various departments with functions associated with corporate social responsibility, will be established under the ESG Management Committee.
  • These work teams will jointly be responsible for executing the relevant policies and targets.
  • The Board considered and approved 8 ESG policy statements, namely Policy Statement on Protection of the Ecological Environment, Policy Statement on Human Resources Management, Policy Statement on Management of Health and Safety, Policy Statement on Business Ethics Management, Policy Statement on Supplier Management, Policy Statement on Whistleblowing Management, Policy Statement on Water Resources Management and Policy Statement on Security and Protection of Human Rights.

Diamondback Energy, Inc. Releases 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 9:36pm

MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) (Diamondback) today released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report.

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  • MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) (Diamondback) today released its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report.
  • The online report outlines Diamondbacks commitment to environmental responsibility, managing and reducing risks, governance and business ethics, and our commitment to our people and communities.
  • At Diamondback, we are committed to developing our natural resources in the Permian Basin safely and cognizant of our role in both our local and the global environment.
  • In determining the content of this report, we reviewed industry practices, conducted research, undertook peer benchmarking and engaged with stakeholders.