Sustainability, Integrity and Judgment
This paper considers the situation of individuals in corporations whose social responsibilities include sustainable policies and practices. It notes that to enable corporations to fulfil their responsibilities, individuals often have to deal with multiple conflicting ethical demands. In matters of sustainability, these often include matters of difficult judgment, giving attention to new and sometimes unwelcome information. Resolution of conflicting moral demands may be possible through decisions that allow individuals to construct coherent personal narratives, but to do so involves reflection on beliefs and judgments as well as on words and actions. Personal integrity requires consistency amongst all those, even when such consistency requires us to assimilate unpalatable new information.
KeywordsCorporate social responsibility Sustainability Individuals Judgment Belief Integrity
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