Saturday, February 26, 2011

The ethical side of business

my accounting instructors have mentioned everything from fudging numbers, to creative accounting, and keeping things off the balance sheet.  no wonder so many execs have been caught participating in unethical business practices.  maybe we should take a closer look at how we are teaching accounting and financial practices to mba students.  it seems to me that damn good accounting and illegal activities can  look very similar.

but this post isn't to talk about the sarbanes-oxley act, it is to shine the light on some companies doing the right thing, just because.  few have realized that there is money to be made if you stay true to values. here are some of my favorite.


t-shirts that feature the original book art on classic novels.

"For each shirt we sell, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa." 


another is the shoes adopted by the so anti-trendy, that is has become trendy, pseudo-sub-culture, the hipsters. and it goes so well with their flannel and chunky boots.  tom's shoes donated a pair of shoes for every purchase to a child in need, all over the world.


the greater good website (specifically the shopping part)

The GreaterGood Network is a family of websites that provide simple, effective, feel-good ways to directly help people, animals, and the planet. Thank you for your caring online actions.

I am a fan of this website because when you choose rescue animals, then each product for sale, tells you how many bowls of food that it will buy.


1 comment:

MisGarcia said...

The shirts are cute but they need more options. I would have had to really like the book to buy a $30 t-shirt.