I recently participated in a panel at a Labor Day event organized by the UGT (a socialist labor union) here in Barcelona. We were discussing the future of work in Industry 4.0, and the point I made was: in the face of change, the question regarding what is essential, what should not, or perhaps cannot, change is […]
But… What Is Ethics?
Ethics are guidelines, sometimes clear, often not so. And “goods”: be good, do all the good you can… All? Heavens! That’s very ambitious. Well, you can see that ethics can be extremely demanding. And practice virtue. This virtue of which I speak; it’s so important because ethics, as I have said, are not a matter of yes or no, but of nuance.
Transparency and Relevant Business Information
The interest in releasing relevant business information (Corporate Disclosure) has grown extraordinarily in the last decade. As with other issues, such interest was preceded by notorious scandals with severe consequences for the companies involved. There is also, however, a significant ethical dimension. We all remember cases like Volkswagen, caught lying about the very real emissions […]
PODCAST | The True Cost of Apple’s €13b Fine
Apple has been fined €13 bn by the European Union for “illegal” tax breaks. But what is the real cost to the tech giant? And what is the ethical fallout of a case that has divided the public and private sectors?