Business Ethics Resource Center
Ethical Decision Making

Ethical decision-making considers positive values and principles for successful business relationships beyond economics for successful business relationships and results.

Strong ethical decision-making ability is important for every employee in every kind of business in order to have practices and a culture that demand more than just economic results. Ethical decision making means doing things the right way by paying attention to moral values like responsibility and fairness, trust and good citizenship to avoid significant business failures.

[Y]our mission is more than a marketing statement; it’s an ethical code that needs to be upheld at all costs. When you’re just starting out and have limited resources, it might seem tempting to ignore this to grow quicker and compete with the top players. But ignoring ethics will always come back to bite you, no matter how far ahead you get.

– Elle Kaplan, LexION Capital