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Essentials of Contemporary Business by David L. Kurtz, Louis E. Boone

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Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Learning Objectives

image Explain society's concern for ethical issues.

image Describe the contemporary ethical environment.

image Discuss how organizations shape ethical conduct.

image Describe how businesses can act responsibly to satisfy society.

image Explain the ethical responsibilities of businesses to the general public.

image Describe the responsibilities to investors and the financial community.

Panera, a Bakery Café on a Mission

To be socially responsible means more than donating a few dollars to worthy causes, using recyclable packaging, or planting trees. It is really about aligning an entire organization's culture to the values of their community. Panera Bread has taken corporate social responsibility to a whole new level. Although the $3 billion company donates ...

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