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Business for Democracy and ASBC Lead Effort to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC

The Business for Democracy Campaign, which the American Sustainable Business Council is spearheading in partnership with Free Speech for People is tackling the compelling issue of corporate contributions to political campaigns.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision on January 21, 2010 allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for political office, overturning campaign finance laws in place for decades. The Business for Democracy campaign is an initiative of business leaders and their companies who believe this ruling is in direct conflict with American democratic principles and a serious threat to good government. The campaign supports the four members of the Supreme Court and the 80 percent of Americans who disagree with the decision (Washington Post poll, Feb. 17, 2010).

If you'd like your business to join this effort, you can sign the statement of support here or here.

Humanitarian Competition from CASS Ethics Series

In the seventh edition of Cass Ethics, Lisa Cowan, European correspondent for Ethical Markets and Cass EMBA alumni, introduces the Humanitarian Competition framework. For the Cass Ethics Series, every other week, Edouard Larpin, BSc Business Studies, will ask an academic or a specialist practitioner their point of view on applying ethics to business. To view all the video in the 2010-11 series please go here.

Click here to see the video

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