On April 5, 2017, Chris Franks, a local entrepreneur and business advisor hosted CU Denver Business School students for the April session of Lunch with Leaders (LwL). A new program sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, LwL matches successful business owners with Business School students to discuss real examples of ethics in business. Read more
L to R: Brian Yormack (student), Bob Shanahan, and Heidi Spurgeon (student)
When we think about business ethics, corporations like Enron, Volkswagen and Audi immediately come to mind. In reality, ethical dilemmas in the workplace are common, and they’re generally not the widely publicized scandals we see on the news.
The inaugural session of Lunch with Leaders, a new program presented by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the CU Denver Business School, took place on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Read more
On November 30, 2016, University of Colorado Denver students learned about the very serious repercussions that come with financial fraud. Nearly 130 students, faculty and alumni joined the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver Business School to hear the story of Weston Smith, former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the HealthSouth Corporation. Read more
DENVER, October 4, 2016—When you hear “business ethics,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A lack of ethical behavior in many well-known organizations? Corporations like Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, even the NFL Patriots’ Deflategate—They’ve all been widely criticized for unethical behavior.
So how can you define an ethical corporate culture if these huge organizations aren’t able to? Read more
DENVER, September 14, 2016—Ethics and business leadership do not always go hand-in-hand. In fact, reports of some very unethical behavior from several well-known organizations have recently made the news.
Does “Deflategate” ring a bell? What about Volkswagen’s emissions scandal? It turns out that many companies bypass ethics all together, and focus narrowly on the bottom line—whether that’s winning, making a huge profit, or coming out on top no matter the cost. Read more