Imagine that you have been invited to the White House to chair a committee of se


Imagine that you have been invited
to the White House to chair a committee of senators who are charged with
developing international business ethics guidelines (IBEG) for the next 10
years. Choose 1 of the following issues:
Human rights
Political involvement by businesses
Labor and production standards
Briefly discuss the key ethical
aspects of this issue, and develop an action plan that would lead people
with different perspectives on these issues toward acceptable compromise
and consensus.
Remember that resolving ethical
issues seldom requires deciding who is right and who is wrong. Instead, it
usually requires identifying a gray area of commonality among a diverse
set of perspectives and working to build consensus around shared ideas.
Your action plan should
involve more than just gathering all stakeholders and finding common ground;
instead, it should detail the methods and processes that you will use as well
as the issues and concerns that you will need to consider as you strive to
reach consensus on the IBEG. For example, how will you identify stakeholders?
How will you assign different weights to stakeholders? Are all stakeholders
equal? What about the stakeholders that do not have a representative (e.g.,
wildlife, future generations, and so on)?


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