Does ethical investment withhold capital from those that most need it?

WHAT DOES ESG stand for? To most people it refers to the environmental, social and governance standards that guide a growing number of ethical investors. But Charlie Robertson of Renaissance Capital, an investment bank, reckons ESG risks becoming code for something else: an excuse for investors to put all of their money in Scandinavia. Prosperous […]

How a strong board of directors keeps AI companies on an ethical path

GUEST: Following the corporate corruption scandals of the early 2000s, then-Securities and Exchange Commission chairman William Donaldson said determining the company’s moral DNA “should be the foundation on which the Board builds a corporate culture based on a philosophy of high ethical standards and accountability.” Today’…Read More

Some Facebook employees are reportedly quitting or asking to switch departments over ethical concerns (FB)

Toby Melville/Reuters Facebook engineers are quitting or trying to transfer to Instagram or WhatsApp, according to a recent report from the New York Times. Employee dissatisfaction reportedly stemmed from the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a data-analytics company used information from an estimated 87 million profiles to influence voters during the 2016 election.  Many […]