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News and Podcasts: Business Integrity Leadership Initiative

The Sam M. Walton College of Business began the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative in January 2020 to bring a more comprehensive, strategic and influential approach to business ethics for our students and other stakeholders.

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The BIS: Podcast Episodes

Craig Harper

Season 4, Episode 1: Craig Harper - J.B. Hunt's ESG Journey

Cindy Moehring sits down with Craig Harper, Chief Sustainability Officer at J.B. Hunt Transportation Services to discuss J.B. Hunt’s first sustainability report and the company’s journey towards a more ecologically responsible, inclusive, and safe set of business practices.

September 2, 2021 | By Cindy Moehring

Andrew Stark

Season 2, Episode 15: Interview with Andrew Stark Discussing the Future of Business Ethics

For our final episode of Season 2 of The BIS podcast, we’re honored to have Andrew Stark, professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto. Stark is also the author of the HBR article “What’s the Matter with Business Ethics?” Throughout season 2, we’ve been referencing this article to pull insights and look towards what the future of business ethics entails. Join us as Cindy Moehring and Stark discuss where the field of business ethics has been and where it’s heading.

December 22, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Laura Spence

Season 2, Episode 9: Interview with Laura Spence Discussing the Future of Business Ethics

He started as a medical doctor and psychiatrist by training, but now, this week's podcast guest, Gianpiero Petriglieri, is a professor of organizational behavior and expert on leadership and learning in the workplace. Petriglieri talks with Cindy Moehring about the relationship between leadership and ethics along with his thoughts on where the field of business ethics should be heading in the future.

November 5, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Linda Treviño

Season 2, Episode 8: Interview with Linda Treviño Discussing the Future of Business Ethics

He started as a medical doctor and psychiatrist by training, but now, this week's podcast guest, Gianpiero Petriglieri, is a professor of organizational behavior and expert on leadership and learning in the workplace. Petriglieri talks with Cindy Moehring about the relationship between leadership and ethics along with his thoughts on where the field of business ethics should be heading in the future.

October 29, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Gianpiero Petriglieri

Season 2, Episode 7: Interview with Gianpiero Petriglieri Discussing the Future of Business Ethics

He started as a medical doctor and psychiatrist by training, but now, this week's podcast guest, Gianpiero Petriglieri, is a professor of organizational behavior and expert on leadership and learning in the workplace. Petriglieri talks with Cindy Moehring about the relationship between leadership and ethics along with his thoughts on where the field of business ethics should be heading in the future.

October 22, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Ed Freeman

Season 2, Episode 6: Interview With Ed Freeman Discussing the Future of Business Ethics

We have the immense pleasure of having Ed Freeman, university professor and academic director of the Institute for Business in Society at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. As the author and editor of over 30 volumes and 150 articles in the areas of stakeholder management, business strategy, and business ethics, Freeman is a true luminary in his field. Most recently, Freeman is known for his new book The Power of And, and his new documentary, Fishing with Dynamite, available on iTunes. Join us as Cindy Moehring and Ed Freeman discuss the stakeholder theory, Freeman's contributions to the field of business ethics, and where the future of business ethics education is heading.

October 15, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Dirk Matten

Season 2, Episode 5: Interview With Dirk Matten Discussing the Future of Business Ethics

We head outside of the United States to talk with Professor Dirk Matten on this episode of The BIS Podcast. As the founding director of the Center for Excellence and Responsible Business at York University, Dr. Matten has gained a wealth of knowledge that he shares with Dr. Cindy Moehring. Dr. Moehring and Dr. Matten share their insights on what direction they believe business ethics education should be heading for the future.

October 8, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Mary Gentile

Season 2, Episode 3: Interview with Mary Gentile Discussing the Future of Business Ethics

In this episode of the BIS: Business Integrity School Podcast, Cindy Moehring sits down with Mary Gentile, creator and director of “Giving Voice to Values” (GVV). Mary’s approach has advanced the ethics field by asking a completely different question. Once you know what you think the right thing to do is, how do you go about about getting it done? This action-oriented step is a practical addition to the necessary awareness and analysis of issues.

September 24, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Tom Donaldson

Season 2, Episode 1: Interview with Tom Donaldson Discussing the Future of Business Ethics

In the age of technology and artificial intelligence, it’s more important than ever to ensure the algorithms are transparent, explainable, and understandable. Technology can’t work without humans, human programming, and human intervention. This episode gives practical tips on how algorithms can be used effectively and ethically. Your resource for practical business ethics tips, from the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

September 10, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Cindy Moehring and Matt Waller

Season 1, Episode 9: Use Explainable Technology

In the age of technology and artificial intelligence, it’s more important than ever to ensure the algorithms are transparent, explainable, and understandable. Technology can’t work without humans, human programming, and human intervention. This episode gives practical tips on how algorithms can be used effectively and ethically. Your resource for practical business ethics tips, from the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

July 22, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Cindy Moehring and Matt Waller

Season 1, Episode 8: Avoid Forced Labor

With the increase of supply chains that span the globe and involve multiple links in the chain, there is potential for forced labor. Who is in charge when this happens? Who bears the burden? This episode explains the business ethics principle of avoiding forced labor, and how to put it into practice. Your resource for practical business ethics tips, from the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

July 9, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Cindy Moehring and Matt Waller

Season 1, Episode 7: Live Up to the Terms of Your Contract

Trust is a fundamental building block of developing and retaining customers. When it comes to the contracts, both express and implied, that have been agreed upon, trust is more important than ever. This video provides examples of companies that lost this trust and gives practical tips for living up to the terms of your contract. Your resource for practical business ethics tips, from the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

July 2, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Cindy Moehring and Matt Waller

Season 1, Episode 6: Avoid Discrimination and Harassment

In the age of #MeToo, respecting other’s autonomy is at the forefront of the media. But when work cultures sometimes blur lines, how do you respond? This episode breaks down actionable tips you can use to practice the business ethics principle of avoiding discrimination and harassment.

June 25, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Cindy Moehring and Matt Waller

Season 1, Episode 3: Trustworthiness

This video explores how people decide which companies to trust. Research has shown that people base their trust in a company on two things: the company’s ethics and competence, but the two are not equally weighted. Ethics is 3x more important. Watch this episode to learn more about how you can establish trust with your customers by focusing on business ethics.

June 4, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Cindy Moehring and Matt Waller

Season 1, Episode 1: Introduction to Business Ethics

Business ethics is an integral part of the corporate world. This introductory video offers information on how it applies to everyone in business, and the importance of integrating the topic in a practical way throughout a business school’s curriculum. Continue through this series to learn more about the principles of business ethics and how you can apply them.

May 21, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

Latest News

Let's Talk about Ethical AI: Speaker Recap - Jerry Jones

On April 6, the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative concluded its spring Let’s Talk About Ethical Artificial Intelligence speaker series with Jerry Jones, executive vice president and chief ethics officer of Live Ramp and special advisor to Club de Madrid.

April 19, 2022 | By Cindy Moehring

Pete Singer: Let's Talk about Ethical AI - Speaker Recap

Last week, The Walton College of Business was joined by Pete W. Singer to begin this semester’s Let’s Talk about Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) speaker series. Singer is a leading futurist, a Strategist at New America, a New York Times Bestselling author, and a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University.

February 16, 2022 | By Cindy Moehring

Spring 2022: Let’s Talk about Ethical AI Program

The Spring 2022 Let’s Talk program, produced by the Walton College Business Integrity Leadership Initiative and sponsored by J.B. Hunt consists of a speaker series and a book and is focused on ethical artificial intelligence (AI).

January 7, 2022 | By Cindy Moehring

Let’s Talk and J.B. Hunt: Preventing Human Trafficking

On Nov. 9, University of Arkansas students and employees of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., gathered in-person and virtually for the “Preventing Human Trafficking” workshop hosted by the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative and sponsored by J.B. Hunt.

November 24, 2021 | By Cindy Moehring

Let's Talk About Fraud Guest Speaker: Eugene Soltes

Eugene Soltes, our fourth and final guest speaker for this semester’s Let’s Talk about Fraud program, joined us on the evening March 17. Soltes, a professor at Harvard Business School and author of our book of the semester, “Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal”, shared his research and observations via Zoom to Walton College students, staff, faculty, and members of the community.

March 24, 2021

Let's Talk About Fraud Guest Speaker: Charles Duross

Charles “Chuck” Duross, our third guest speaker for this semester’s Let’s Talk about Fraud series, joined us on the evening of March 3 and shared his experiences via Zoom to over 230 participants, most of whom were students studying multiple majors at the University of Arkansas.

March 9, 2021

Let's Talk About Fraud: Introduction To the Program

“This semester’s program was designed to give participants first-hand insight into what white collar crime is, why people do it, and how it can be avoided” said Cindy Moehring, Founder and Executive Chair of the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative.

January 27, 2021

Ijeoma Oluo: Let's Talk Series

Ijeoma Oluo spoke via Zoom at the University of Arkansas for the Let’s Talk program on integrity and race. The event was a huge success with over 600 attendees.

January 4, 2021

Let's Talk About Integrity and Race: Final Student and Community Workshop

Over the course of the fall 2020 semester, the Business Integrity Leadership Initiative, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, held weekly workshops for students, faculty, and the NWA community to further the conversation on systemic racism and provide guidance on an action-oriented approach to speaking up against racism.

January 4, 2021

Video: Guest Speaker Mary Gentile

Mary Gentile, author of Giving Voice to Values, came to the University of Arkansas on September 29th to discuss how people can effectively voice their personal values. The virtual event on Zoom drew in over 150 people and the audience included students, faculty, staff, prominent business professionals, and other members of the NWA community.

November 12, 2020 | By Cindy Moehring

New Fall Program: Let’s Talk About Integrity and Race

A book, workshop, and speaker series for students, faculty, and staff at the Sam M. Walton College of Business to initiate, inform, and enhance discussions about what racism is, how to speak up about it, and engage in productive dialogue.

August 18, 2020