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Business Ethics: Listing the 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Go to The Business Ethics Awards at http://www.thecro.com/?q=node/304. Read about the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" and "The Methodology" used to select the winners. Based on your reading answer the following questions:

1. What are some of the variables considered by Business Ethics in coming up with its list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens?
2. Do you agree with these variables? What, if anything, should be added or deleted and why?

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other students comments.

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I need ideas and help with the two questions. Thank you.

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1. What are some of the variables considered by Business Ethics in coming up with its list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens?

There were eight categories (factors) considered in compiling the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list:

1. Serving the community in traditional as well as innovative ways
2. Corporate governance practices,
3. Diversity policies,
4. Employee relations,
5. Environmental practices,
6. Human rights issues and
7. Product quality and safety
8. Total return to shareholders over three years.

KLD Research & Analytics, an independent investment research firm, compiles the data and creates a ranking system by assigning points for strengths and weaknesses in each of these category, and gives each ...

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This solution discusses some of the variables considered by Business Ethics in coming up with its list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens. It also evaluates these variables and if anything should be added or deleted and why.

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