NEW YORK, May 18- The leading U.S. scientific organization, responding to concerns expressed by scientists and ethicists, has launched an ambitious initiative to recommend guidelines for new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies." In response, the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine will convene an...» Read More
Jan 7- When Teacher Retirement System of Texas' investment chief learned that his son got an entry-level job at Blackstone Group LP, he checked with his employer about whether he should stay away from the public pension fund's investments in the world's largest alternative asset manager. The pension fund's board decided Britt Harris, 56, should remain...
SYDNEY, Dec 17- Increasingly controversial environmental issues in Australia and a global slump in commodity prices are putting pressure on Australia's A $1.8 trillion pension fund industry to adopt socially responsible investing policies- including a restriction on funding fossil fuels. Ethical funds have grown to more than A $150 billion this year from...
Johnson Controls CEO Alex Molinaroli saw his annual bonus get cut following his affair with an employee of a consulting firm.
The sukuk from the International Finance Facility for Immunization Co, for which the World Bank acts as treasury manager, is a break from the predominantly commercial nature of most Islamic finance transactions. The deal is part of World Bank efforts to adapt sukuk for use in a variety of ethical pursuits, including advising the Dubai government on a funding...
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CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Richard Brodsky, Demos senior fellow, discuss the ethics of huge speaking fees which former presidents and government officials receive once they leave office.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Jim Bianco, Bianco Research, David Krause, Marquette University and several students about getting a job on Wall Street, ethics in the workplace, and "green" energy.
Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, explains that The People's Operator aims to make mobile more ethical by donating a percentage of each bill to charity.
U.S. security services have intercepted computer shipments and hacked Microsoft's error reporting system, according to a Der Spiegel report.
Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff spoke exclusively with CNBC in some of his first public comments following his controversial essay in January.
Jacob Zamansky, Zamansky & Associates partner, Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times reporter, and Marc LoPresti, LoPresti Law Group, discuss the accusations levied against Wells Fargo Bank who is accused of opening customer accounts, without consent, to meet quotas and boost company profits.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports how banks are responding to Target's security breach and what measures they are rolling out to protect customers. Some banks will overnight clients a new credit card free of charge.
Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.
The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.
Traditionally it was poverty that caused social ills. But the evidence that wealth makes people callous is starting to mount.
The ethics of the rich have come under the spotlight since the credit crisis, as the behavior and ethics of the entire financial system has been criticized by politicians and the public.
At this time of year, gift-giving-etiquette questions abound. You Read this first if you're planning on giving your clients holiday gifts this year, it might save your business' reputation!
The revelation of a marketing firm that claimed to be paying writers at high-profile online outlets to insert links to its client websites has dredged up old concerns about the ethical nature of some bloggers.
Billionaire investor and Berkshire-Hathaway founder Warren Buffett talks to Becky about the economy, David Sokol and his outlook for the future.
Mario Gabelli, a Berkshire shareholder for 25 years, he said he is not concerned about short-term issues such as the ethical conduct of departed heir-apparent David Sokol but does want to know where Warren Buffett will spend the company's money next.